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dulcinea
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THE OFFICE

Post by dulcinea » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:00 pm

Since this show is supposed to be such hot you know what, I watched a week's worth of episodes on WMOR, channel 32 0f Tampa.
Lame acting, lame humour, lame EVERYTHING. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
What have I missed? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:45 pm

dulcinea wrote:Since this show is supposed to be such hot you know what, I watched a week's worth of episodes on WMOR, channel 32 0f Tampa.
Lame acting, lame humour, lame EVERYTHING. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
What have I missed? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
All sitcoms for at least the last ten years, apparently. And good for you.

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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by piston » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:18 pm

Look for the hidden clues. You could win a prize!! :wink:
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Post by Barry » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:21 pm

The Office is unquestionably well past its prime. But I thought it was very funny for a few seasons.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by Wallingford » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:30 pm

In my book, sitcoms were an artistically dead species since the '91/'92 season. That was the year when, upon realizing I had a huge extra stash of postage stamps I didn't know about, I looked up the addresses of every sitcom production company on the air and wrote a cretinous form letter inquiring why, if they're reputed to be such spiffy perfectionists, why does the end product still stink?

(I believe I skipped over Jerry Seinfeld that time, gddmmnt.)

Anyway, that's when I shunned the whole genre once and for all. Never was a drama buff to start with, so it's the formats "of choice" I adhere to.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Wallingford wrote:In my book, sitcoms were an artistically dead species since the '91/'92 season. That was the year when, upon realizing I had a huge extra stash of postage stamps I didn't know about, I looked up the addresses of every sitcom production company on the air and wrote a cretinous form letter inquiring why, if they're reputed to be such spiffy perfectionists, why does the end product still stink?
Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it's more like the last 20 years. The last TV series comedy (I'm not sure it qualifies as a sitcom) that I watched was M.A.S.H.

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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by Barry » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:44 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Wallingford wrote:In my book, sitcoms were an artistically dead species since the '91/'92 season. That was the year when, upon realizing I had a huge extra stash of postage stamps I didn't know about, I looked up the addresses of every sitcom production company on the air and wrote a cretinous form letter inquiring why, if they're reputed to be such spiffy perfectionists, why does the end product still stink?
Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it's more like the last 20 years. The last TV series comedy (I'm not sure it qualifies as a sitcom) that I watched was M.A.S.H.
While I think your statements are about 98 or 99 percent accurate, there have been a few rare good ones over the past couple decades, and I would put the first few seasons of The Office in that category, along with Seinfeld and arguably Curb Your Enthusiasm as well. I might even put 30 Rock up there in spite of finding some of the liberal humor annoying at times. Of course, that's only four out of who knows how many over the past 20 years.

Still, I don't deny that the golden era of the sitcom was the seventies.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by Cosima___J » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:46 pm

Here are the Golden Globe nominees for best TV comedy series:


30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

(I posted the entire list of Golden Globe nominees on the Film board)

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Post by Wallingford » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:40 pm

...although, with that said up above, I did develop an addiction to Family Guy the first six months since moving out of Seattle. That was sort of a holdover from my big hospital stay four years before. But I'm long over both of those.

With me, it's strictly down to catching up on classic films (largely TCM).

As for comedies, I see the only way to get the complete six seasons of Green Acres is to visit the bootleg sites. Not too bad a price, tho'.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by Teresa B » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:19 pm

Barry wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Wallingford wrote:In my book, sitcoms were an artistically dead species since the '91/'92 season. That was the year when, upon realizing I had a huge extra stash of postage stamps I didn't know about, I looked up the addresses of every sitcom production company on the air and wrote a cretinous form letter inquiring why, if they're reputed to be such spiffy perfectionists, why does the end product still stink?
Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it's more like the last 20 years. The last TV series comedy (I'm not sure it qualifies as a sitcom) that I watched was M.A.S.H.
While I think your statements are about 98 or 99 percent accurate, there have been a few rare good ones over the past couple decades, and I would put the first few seasons of The Office in that category, along with Seinfeld and arguably Curb Your Enthusiasm as well. I might even put 30 Rock up there in spite of finding some of the liberal humor annoying at times. Of course, that's only four out of who knows how many over the past 20 years.

Still, I don't deny that the golden era of the sitcom was the seventies.
Agree! Although I would have to include "Frasier".

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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by Barry » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:23 pm

Teresa B wrote:
Barry wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Wallingford wrote:In my book, sitcoms were an artistically dead species since the '91/'92 season. That was the year when, upon realizing I had a huge extra stash of postage stamps I didn't know about, I looked up the addresses of every sitcom production company on the air and wrote a cretinous form letter inquiring why, if they're reputed to be such spiffy perfectionists, why does the end product still stink?
Thanks for confirming my suspicion that it's more like the last 20 years. The last TV series comedy (I'm not sure it qualifies as a sitcom) that I watched was M.A.S.H.
While I think your statements are about 98 or 99 percent accurate, there have been a few rare good ones over the past couple decades, and I would put the first few seasons of The Office in that category, along with Seinfeld and arguably Curb Your Enthusiasm as well. I might even put 30 Rock up there in spite of finding some of the liberal humor annoying at times. Of course, that's only four out of who knows how many over the past 20 years.

Still, I don't deny that the golden era of the sitcom was the seventies.
Agree! Although I would have to include "Frasier".

Teresa
I agree on Frasier. It was definitely a good one.
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." - Abraham Lincoln

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed." - Winston Churchill

"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." - Ronald Reagan

http://www.davidstuff.com/political/wmdquotes.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbp0hur ... re=related

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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by living_stradivarius » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:32 pm

The Office had subtle humor but it got redundant.

Also, not having a laugh track makes it feel a bit off as a sitcom.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Post by jack stowaway » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:43 pm

The original, UK version of 'The Office' is cringe-inducingly funny, even after repeated viewings, as is Gervais' follow-up, 'Extras'. Another genuinely-funny series is 'The Royals', again British.

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