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The Office 
17th-Jan-2006 09:57 pm
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During supper, I watched a bit of the BBC's Office.

I wanted to find it good because so many people had said they'd liked it.

I just think it's painful.
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17th-Jan-2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
I find it very hit or miss.

When it is funny, I find it absolutely hilarious, but when it isn't a good episode (I remember watching one with Avi when I was in Chattanooga and it was an awful on), it sucks.
17th-Jan-2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I only saw a couple episodes. I might give it another go after exams.
17th-Jan-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
if it makes you feel better, we tried watching it and neither of us liked it much, either. Though Marn did like it more than I did. :/
17th-Jan-2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
I could see how it would be one of those things that you nod and say 'I've heard/seen that before'.

I feel about this show the way I feel about watching someone do badly on stage. Pain, pain. I just want to pull them out of the spotlight.

17th-Jan-2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
I've never seen it, but I know jaq feels the same way.
17th-Jan-2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
It's very true, but that doesn't make it good. I was hoping for something really funny...this is not it. :(

Glad I'm not the only one, though.
17th-Jan-2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
The American version sucks even more.
17th-Jan-2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen any of that.

I'd guess it sucks more because it would seem even more real and horrible. Gah, why must putting the worse parts of mundane real life must be so in vogue?
17th-Jan-2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you say that. Several of my friends, including several GFs, have thought it was HILARIOUS! To me it just hurts, because it's so real; it seems too real to be funny to me.

My reactions to Napoleon Dynamite was (and largely remains) the same--it seems just too much like making fun of people for being "uncool" and socially inept. I've been the one not in the "in" crowd enough in my life that that strikes me as just meanness, not humour.
17th-Jan-2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
I was slightly less opposed to Napoleon Dynamite because some of it seemed to be straightforward nostalgia. But, still pretty mean on some levels.

I really haven't laughed at any of it. I might give it another go another day, but I'm done for right now.
17th-Jan-2006 11:36 pm (UTC)

Yes. It's painful. More painful if you've actually worked with people like that, and most people have. That's what's so good about it.
18th-Jan-2006 12:48 am (UTC)
There definitely is a lot of identification. Even though I've never worked in the UK, I've worked in environments like that.

I think it would have made a good indie film or a mockumentary...but seasons? Gah, too much.
18th-Jan-2006 01:42 am (UTC)

It's car crash tv, you can't help but watch... you're right though I'm not sure it should have stretched beyond one season.
18th-Jan-2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Its not just you.

I've never thought it was funny, and I think Ricky Gervais isn't funny either.

He's a funny writer sometimes, his book Flanimals is great, but The Office is really not that good. Then again I think the same about Little Britain.
18th-Jan-2006 01:43 am (UTC)

I'm glad it's not just me who thinks little britain just isn't funny.
18th-Jan-2006 02:20 am (UTC)
It's occasionally funny, I think out of all three seasons they have had one episode of funny material. It's rare, but it is there.

However their radio show was pretty funny.
18th-Jan-2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Woooo, it's not just me that thinks it's a pain.

If you want to see the office, and actually laugh, find an episode of Dead Ringers with it in. It's far better.
18th-Jan-2006 11:10 am (UTC)
I can't say I got into it. It just kinda passed me by, it didn't interest me.
18th-Jan-2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hi, Jyll! This is the LJer formerly known as pistorius. I saw your post in churchmusician and thought I'd put you on my friendslist.
18th-Jan-2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I missed you. :)

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