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The Office (US)

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The Resume

Why The Office (US) might be annoying:

    Many fans of the original show were pissed when it was announced that an American version would air (remember NBC's version of 'Coupling')?
    The pilot episode was practically a line by line redux of the original British version.
    The boss, Michael Scott, often (unknowingly) makes sexist and racist remarks.
    The show tanked in its first season.
    It was cancelled by Australia networks after only one episode.
    The series thrives on long, embarrassing and uncomfortable silences.

Why The Office (US) might not be annoying:

    Despite initially low ratings, NBC stuck with it, and soon it became a success.
    Steve Carell won a Golden Globe for his performance.
    NBC moved it to Thursday in the coveted 'Must See TV' lineup.
    The show has received critical acclaim.
    Ricky Gervais, star and co-creator of the original series, supports the show and announced that he would be penning a script (2006).
    It is shot single camera with no laugh track.
    It is NBC's most downloaded series on 'ITunes.'
    Steve Carell only watched about half of the original British pilot episode because he didn't want to feel that he was copying Ricky Gervais' mannerisms.
    An episode titled 'Sexual Harassment' was banned from airing in Kentucky.

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 63 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 219 Votes: 41.10% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 144 Votes: 48.61% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 107 Votes: 42.06% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 82 Votes: 52.44% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 115 Votes: 77.39% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 161 Votes: 70.81% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 296 Votes: 52.70% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 64 Votes: 45.31% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 1352 Votes: 44.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1761 Votes: 43.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 508 Votes: 48.03% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1260 Votes: 48.17% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1565 Votes: 44.28% Annoying