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post #41 of 1789
I've been watching the British one and I think in this one Pam really does like Jim back? do you guys get that feeling?

whereas (at least now - I just finished the first season) - it seems like Dawn likes Tim but just as a buddy...

OMG Gareth is actually kind of frightening LOL - I like Dwight's character way better
post #42 of 1789
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama
I've been watching the British one and I think in this one Pam really does like Jim back? do you guys get that feeling?
Yeah, I think so.

Thanks for the re-cap, MightyMoo! Made me laugh almost as much as if I saw it myself!
post #43 of 1789
: thanks for the recap - we tivo'ed it and will probably watch it every day until next thursday
post #44 of 1789
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Originally Posted by flminivanmama
I've been watching the British one and I think in this one Pam really does like Jim back? do you guys get that feeling?

whereas (at least now - I just finished the first season) - it seems like Dawn likes Tim but just as a buddy...

OMG Gareth is actually kind of frightening LOL - I like Dwight's character way better
Well, my understanding is they took the concept and the basic characters from the original, they shot the pilot from the same script, but from that point their plan is to go off on their own and do their own thing. I like Pam more than Dawn - pam has these great icy looks when Michael talks to her and Pam and Jim have more of a rapport than Dawn and Tim do. So I think they do plan to make a bigger deal of Pam and Jim than the original UK version does.

Dwight's character reminds me of a lot of guys I knew in college and while I was working. That's what I get for studying computer science!

OT - but has anyone watched Coupling - that is a fabulous british comedy. They tried an american version, but it sucked.
post #45 of 1789
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Originally Posted by mightymoo
OT - but has anyone watched Coupling - that is a fabulous british comedy. They tried an american version, but it sucked.

I have it on my queue LOL
post #46 of 1789
I'm looking forward to this show tonight! Sounds like it should be good...

I've seen a few episodes of Coupling on demand and it's a fun show...very different from Friends (what it was based on) and from the horrible US version!
post #47 of 1789
Can't wait, can't wait, CAN'T WAIT for tonight's show!

And re: Coupling; if you are watching it on On Demand, you are only seeing season 4. Which, as great as it was, was NOT as good as seasons 1-3. Definitely, go out and check out the other seasons on DVD; it may be one of the best shows ever!
post #48 of 1789
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Originally Posted by Birth Junky
Can't wait, can't wait, CAN'T WAIT for tonight's show!

And re: Coupling; if you are watching it on On Demand, you are only seeing season 4. Which, as great as it was, was NOT as good as seasons 1-3. Definitely, go out and check out the other seasons on DVD; it may be one of the best shows ever!
: Definitely - Jeff was the funniest character and he left to do other projects after season 3, Oliver is the replacement character and he's okay, but Jeff was hillarious.
post #49 of 1789
Did anyone see tonights episode? I end up feeling more like they are producing a tragedy rather than a comedy - Pam's fatal flaw is her lack of self-confidence in believing she could do better than Roy. I think the best line was Dwight's "Remember on Lost when they met the 'others'?"
post #50 of 1789
saw it. I love how the previews make it look like Jim was going to tell Pam he liked her. sigh.
post #51 of 1789
We saw it and loved it! Michael is SUCH a goober!!! He just tries to get people to like him and it backfires right and left!!

And I felt so bad for Pam..Roy is a jerk..They're really setting it up well..I hope they break up soon!!!
post #52 of 1789
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Originally Posted by mightymoo
I think the best line was Dwight's "Remember on Lost when they met the 'others'?"
Totally!

Yeah, it was almost a little more dark than funny last night. They are really exposing some character flaws in the rest of the cast. But, of course, I love it either way! The show should be a reference tool on how not to act if you are a boss/manager! For example, don't tell people who make a lot less money that they work a lot harder than you! Michael is such an ass! The whole unbuttoned shirt thing was so ridiculous too!

I also think Jim may have lost a tiny bit of respect for Pam when she backed off that internship thing so quickly. I wasn't sure, but I thought that's what they were going for in that last scene where she's answering the phone and he was just looking at her with maybe a little disappointment. I could be wrong though.

Now I am actually looking forward to the next episode for the plot and not just the humor! How'd that happen?!
post #53 of 1789
Anyone see last nights episode? I thought it was hillarious that they basically made Dwight the guy who understood women the best.

And Michael's presentation to the CFO.. LOL
post #54 of 1789
I loooovvvee this show.

ITA, that presentation was hilarious. I cant believe how well Steve Carrell walks the line between hatefully obnoxious and pathetically sympathetic.

The whole bit about Ryan and the woman he hooked up with and her going on and on and on about it. Especially when Jim said you can come to my party tonight and she said can I invite Ryan? Priceless.

Actually, the most priceless part of the entire episode was Phyllis (is that her name?) walks out of the office wearing that ginormous teddy bear!
post #55 of 1789
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Originally Posted by fremontmama
I cant believe how well Steve Carrell walks the line between hatefully obnoxious and pathetically sympathetic.
That is so true! That's what I like too. He's really brilliant at it. I think he really is a good person deep down--okay, very deep down LOL! He just cares so much about what his staff thinks about him, but he just always does the wrong things to "impress" them. And I think he's really lonely too.

I can't believe when it came down to it with that situation with the CEO, he actually did what he needed to do to save his and Jan's butts. During his little speech with the CEO, I thought Jan was going to fall over. I think she was floored that he was actually covering for them. Then, in the back of my mind, I thought, I bet she is going to hook up with him again. I couldn't believe I was at least partially right!

And it was interesting that that other guy totally f'ed up with not having his numbers. Makes you realize that Michael at least has his stuff together more or less. Even if he is a dufus most of the time. And that video! LOL! I almost peed my pants! It was inappropriate and kind of embarrassing, but it was also sort of sad and funny and sweet that he really thinks a lot of his office and really thinks they are a family.
post #56 of 1789
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Oh, and when Dwight is talking with Pam about what to get his girlfriend. She's like, "No, not a ham..."
post #57 of 1789
I think most of the cast does a good job of walking that line - making their characters funny, yet still realistic and human.

I was just looking over the website and reading Jenna's blog (Pam) - I didn't realize BJ Novak (Ryan) wrote for the show, and that woman in the workspace episode was the women's idea. My husband told me that he read somewhere that while they are filming, the characters at their desks typing are typing on message boards in the voice of their character so that they really look busy.
post #58 of 1789
How about Dwight as a bobble head! I thought that was great. And poor Pam. Not getting a Valentine's Day present, except for a promise from Roy for 'the best sex of her life.' Nice. You could tell by the look on her face that that was JUST what she wanted. I wonder how long it's going to take her to ditch him for Jim. And Jim better stop being so nice to Kelly or she'll start crushing on him, too.
post #59 of 1789
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We realized the other day that Kelly was also in The 40-Year-Old Virgin -- briefly as the ex-girlfriend of Paul Rudd's character.

Anyway, yeah, a Dwight bobble-head! I can't believe how much he liked it. He is so weird! DH says he now wants one for his desk.
post #60 of 1789
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Originally Posted by MoonJelly

Anyway, yeah, a Dwight bobble-head! I can't believe how much he liked it. He is so weird! DH says he now wants one for his desk.
A Dwight bobble-head or a bobble-head of himself?
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