The Office

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In this first season of The Office, Dunder-Mifflin Regional Manager, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) leads the documentary team and his staff on a journey through inappropriate behavior, well-intentioned but misguided comments and a myriad of poor management techniques.
Starring
Rainn WilsonJohn KrasinskiJenna Fischer
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Office: An American Workplace
    March 23, 2005
    23min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael tries to spare the staff by keeping news of possible downsizing a secret, which only makes them more anxious when they find out anyway.
  2. 2. Diversity Day
    March 15, 2005
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael's offensive behavior prompts the company to sponsor a seminar on racial tolerance and diversity. Jim has trouble securing his biggest yearly commission.
  3. 3. Health Care
    April 4, 2005
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When forced to pick a cheaper health care plan, Michael, rather than lose popularity points with his staff, shirks the responsibility to Dwight.
  4. 4. The Alliance
    April 11, 2005
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Amid rumors of downsizing, Michael tries to raise morale with a birthday party, even though it's no ones birthday. Dwight asks Jim to form a "Survivor"-style alliance.
  5. 5. Basketball
    April 18, 2005
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael and gang play the warehouse workers in a not-so-friendly game of basketball. Overly confident, Michael bets that the losers will have to work on Saturday.
  6. 6. Hot Girl
    April 25, 2005
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dwight, Michael and Jim all vie for the attention of an attractive woman who comes to the office to sell purses.

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Directors
Paul FeigRandall EinhornKen KwapisGreg DanielsJeffrey BlitzKen WhittinghamDavid RogersCharles McDougallMatt SohnPaul Lieberstein
Season year
2005
Network
NBC
Content advisory
Foul languagesexual content
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.8 out of 5 stars

5598 global ratings

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BrockReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yay
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I sucked it up and paid for this so I could stick it to Netflix and Peacock.
35 people found this helpful
IrisReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Much too expensive for a 1/2 show.!! Amazon, RSVP!
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I think that Amazon charges much too much for about 22 minutes. It should be free with Prime.
197 people found this helpful
Glory henryReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Decent
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What can I say Netflix is gone better buy it while you can
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J. M. RyanReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love This Show!
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The first season of the Office took a bit to grow on me. I felt the first few episodes were trying a bit too hard, but I stuck with it because I'd heard great things, and I fell in love with it by the end.
21 people found this helpful
Laura C. StriplinReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Condition of disc not as described
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Love the series, but this used copy was scratched up more than what is shown in the picture I took. It was described as “Used- Very Good”. It wasn’t in good condition, plus both the disc and the case had previous owner’s first and last name written in black marker. I wish I just would have paid extra for a new disc.
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DaveReviewed in the United States on November 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent show, but a note of caution...
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STOP!! Don't waste your money with Amazon videos. Don't get me wrong, I love this show. However, I ordered Seasons 1-3 of The Office before I realized I could have bought the complete series on DVD for less than I paid for these three seasons. To me, streaming video just isn't worth the exorbitant cost.
43 people found this helpful
MeerkatReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
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I'll get the obvious out of the way.... the BBC original series, The Office, is brilliant. When NBC started promoting an American version of The Office, I cringed. It seemed flat and unfunny, and I initially refused to watch. I caught a few minutes one week, and I've been hooked since. It is, surpisingly, quite good. I didn't want to like the show, but found myself drawn in, much in the same way that I was with the original.

Steve Carell is funny, although he does pale in comparison to Ricky Gervais. He seems like he is trying a little too hard to play the character, and it takes him a few episodes before he seems comfortable in the role. John Krasinski is not Martin Freeman either, but his "Jim" character is quite charming in his own way. I was a little surprised at his casting at first because I thought he was too much of a "Ken doll" to play the Tim/Jim role, but after a few episodes, he grew on me.

One of the best things about The Office is that it is a comedy that is actually funny (there are very few on American television, so it's a most welcome addition). The writing is sharp, witty, and well done. It does not condescend to it's audience by blasting it with an annoying laugh track.

Although it is difficult not to compare the two shows to each other, if you watch NBC's The Office and judge it on it's own merits, the show is entertaining and worth watching. I'm glad I gave the show another chance. It isn't necessary to choose between the BBC and American versions of the show. It's okay to like them both.
17 people found this helpful
Skippy McGeeReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you are a racist, I will attack you with the north."
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Ok, so episode one sucks and is a total rip off of the britsh version. Ignore that. Totally. Then watch the next episodes. After the mistake of the pilot, this show completely becomes its own thing. And it is now the funniest show on television. Michael (Steve Carell) is perfect as the boss who is most of the time a total jackass, but has those moments where you feel bad that he is what he is. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is SO great and wonderfully played with his little offside glances at the camera. He is a different version of Gareth that works (and in a less perverted manner). Jim (Jon Krasanski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are perfectly cast as the wish-we-were-a-couple with sexual tension so tight you could snap it like a rubberband. Jim is really my favorite (I'm actually kind of in love with him) and does well as the guy who wishes he could get his life together and have a dream so he wouldn't work a paper company, but doesn't know how. The "minor" characters are hardly minor and sport tons of their own great moments. I could just go on forever. There are also great quotes, such as:

"I have been Michael's number two guy for about five years, and we make a great team. We're like one of those classic famous teams. He's like Mozart and I'm like . . . Mozart's friend. No, I'm like Butch Cassidy and Michael is like Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart, you're gonna get a bullet in your head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy."

--Dwight

It really doesn't get better than that.
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