Very good. I honestly like the USAs take on Dawn / Tim (Pam / Jim) more than the UKs. I just think there’s more meat on the bone here. The UKs Office just didn’t build up the (non vulgar) sexual tension as well as the US currently is.
I can’t compare David Brent & Michael Scott. The general idea is the same, but while Brent is a *total * “berk”, Scott shows little flashes of talent from time to time and actually gets some work done. I wonder how Brent gets dressed in the morning! (Ha! I suppose David doesn’t cook his feet on a George Forman grill, but still…)
I didn’t like the way the UK show had a much less rounded out cast. The segments involving the supporting office staff were pretty good, I wish they had fleashed that out more sometimes; as much as they could in, what, 12 espisodes? (I haven’t watched “the special” yet).
I love the British humor though, having grown up with a lot of that influence in my house. Brilliant. And I lament that you can do & say SO MUCH more on UK TV than on US TV.
All this leads me to my question: Can someone, anyone, please explain the janitor?? WTF? I kept waiting to learn we was an escaped fugitive or former child TV star in exile or something, but they never explained it.
For those who need a reminder, from time to time, the office janitor (the male, not the cleaning lady who had some minor dialogue), would walk into a scene. He would see the camera crew, then just freeze like a deer caught in headlights. He’d stand there, looking awkward, staring at the camera until the next scene.
Did I miss something with this character?