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#18581 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:45 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 06 January 2020 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 06 January 2020 - 01:43 PM, said:

I can't stand Gervais. He has this tendency to turn anything he's involved in into this boring, grey soup of flavourless unfunniness.

He is the archetype of le enlightened atheist and is soooo edgy about it.

That said, The Office remains one of my all time favourite shows.


Honestly, I thought The Office was hot garbage. But Gervais is in it and my above point applied to it for me.
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#18582 User is offline   TheRetiredBridgeburner 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

Also not a fan of The Office, it's not my sort of humour.

However, it is a great litmus test for finding the dickheads in a crowd. They're the ones that like to try and imply you can't have worked in an office or must be uneducated if you didn't like it. (I should point out I have the same opinion of that argument applied to any book, TV series, film etc.)

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#18583 User is online   Gorefest 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:58 PM

Each to their own. I thought the Office was awesome.
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#18584 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 01:27 PM

View PostGorefest, on 07 January 2020 - 12:58 PM, said:

Each to their own. I thought the Office was awesome.

Same but if someone doesn't like it, I totally get it. I've never worked in an office either, not properly.
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#18585 User is online   Gorefest 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

I don't see why it matters. The physical Slough office is just a setting that helps to contain a bunch of interesting characters in a relatively confined space with a hierarchical structure. The aim of the series is to explore social awkwardness and human nature with its whole range of emotions, from shallow pettiness and perceived self-importance through to friendship bonds and blossoming love interests. You could have set it in a high school teacher's office or a lawyer's firm or whatever, but a fairly generic office setting lends itself perfectly for this goal.
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#18586 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

I was never a massive fan because I generally dislike that kind of cringe comedy, especially the really awkward style that the faux documentary generates
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#18587 User is offline   QuickTidal 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 05:22 PM

The US OFFICE > The UK OFFICE.

Because the lead character, a selfish, awkward D-bag...is allowed to use those experiences to grow into something much better,and those around him by default.

David Brent explores the cringe humour and stops.

Michael Scott explores the cringe humour and then steps out of those boundaries and becomes something altogether more rewarding.

There are a few moments in the US OFFICE where I knew it was heading in the right direction before this one, but this is inarguably the moment I KNEW I was watching something quite special. what makes this even better is that Michael has zero idea what this means to Pam, how low she is that no one turned out to her show...if he DID know he might have said or did something cringe....but because he's accidentally doing it, it's much more pure and a distillation of who he REALLY is underneath all the bluster and idiocy. It's perfection.

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 05:44 PM

it's TACCOOOOOOOOOOOOO TUESDAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY
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#18589 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:18 PM

A night out alone in Milton Keynes. Not usually even nearly a cause for celebration but I haven't been properly alone in weeks. I'm staying over for work near our HQ and was supposed to be taking a new guy out for dinner. He's sick so I took myself out for dinner instead and then went to see the latest Star Wars movie. Result.
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#18590 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 09:26 PM

Had a lovely evening with Mrs Tiste, eating fajitas and finishing off the LOTR trilogy.

The bit with "Gondor calls for aid"

"And Rohan shall answer!" is the biggest fist pumping, spine tingling moment in film history. And I shall fight any who disagree! ;)
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#18591 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

Me and a few of the lads are going to make the drive and do the tour Saturday afternoon. So pumped.Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:23 PM

Going to Geneva for 10 days on my school's dime in March. It's a work trip, but still, I'm excited.
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#18593 User is offline   Bachelor King 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:08 AM

NOM NOM NOM NOM
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#18594 User is offline   Tsundoku 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:19 AM

Brisvegas baby, YEAH!
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#18595 User is offline   Bachelor King 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:22 PM

Senator Spartacus out! Mrs I Have A Plan For That and Comrade Sand at each otherís throats.

May actually watch debate tonight.
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#18596 User is offline   Slow Ben 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:46 AM

At least we donít have to listen to Tulsi though eh?
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#18597 User is offline   Bachelor King 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:55 AM

Such a shame her calm and cool under pressure white pants suit isnít up there.
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#18598 User is offline   Bachelor King 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:57 AM

Boot On The Ledge maybe the closest to her up there right now.
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#18599 User is offline   Bachelor King 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:08 AM

I think Klondike Bar is actually doing fairly good to but that shaky voice I really donít like at all.
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