Its a comedy in the style of Office Space, Best In Show, Waiting for Guffman, and This is Spinal Tap... but more hilarious.
Its a television show reminiscent of The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fawlty Towers and Seinfield, but 100 times better.
In a regional office of a paper merchant in Slough, a dreary suburb of London, manager David Brent explains to the viewer that he's loved by his staff because rather than being a tyrannical slave driver, he's a "chilled out entertainer." Sadly every second the documentary crew follows David, it becomes perfectly clear that he is neither "chilled out" or an "entertainer."
The staff includes toady assistant to the manager Gareth, sarcastic sales rep Tim, daydreamer receptionist Dawn, brainy temp Ricky, sleazy salesman Finchy, cleaning lady Joan, the accountants: low-energy Keith, mousy Sheila, and bitter Malcolm, and the warehouse workers cold Lee, goof off Taffy Glynn, and midget forklift driver Monkey Alan. Plus there's wonderful visits from David's boss corporate watchdog Jennifer Taylor Clark and professional trainer Rowan.
Yes, it is a painfully truthful at cubicle working. Yes, the acting and writing are top-notch. Yes, its one of the most original television series ever.
But simply, the reason you'll keep watching is because it's very very funny.