The Office

The Office

Season One

DVD - 2005
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"Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Daily Show) stars in The Office, a fresh and funny mockumentary-style glimpse into the daily interactions of the eccentric workers at the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company. Based on the smash-hit British series of the same name and adapted for American Television by Greg Daniels (King of the Hill, The Simpsons), this fast-paced comedy parodies contemporary American water-cooler culture. Earnest but clueless regional manager Michael Scott (Carell) believes himself to be an exceptional boss and mentor, but actually receives more eye-rolls than respect from his oddball staff. Entertainment Weekly calls The Office 'smart and trenchant,' and all six hilarious season one episodes are available here on DVD for the first time. The awkward silences in The Office will have you laughing out loud!"--Container.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD OFF Season 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : 2.0 Dolby digital sd., col. ; 12 cm

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multitalented1
Apr 21, 2019

The Office is my absolute "go to" when I need an uplifted mood. Each time I see it, I laugh as if I'm seeing it for the first time.

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blue_fox_1277
Nov 17, 2018

This show was very funny and i really liked it. There are a few bad or innapropriate jokes but overall it is good., The innapropriate jokes are sometimes hard to undertand for young ones so it is ok.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 10, 2018

The Office is amongst one of my favourite TV shows to ever air and I'm positive many others can declare the same. Although its awkward (and at time antagonizing) sense of humour may not appeal to everyone, The Office has a phenomenal cast, with Steve Carrell, John Krasinski and Ed Helms to name a few. Season 1 is (obviously) where the whole eclat of awkwardness began, and though watching through season 1 is crucial to the plotline, I didn't particularly enjoy the early beginnings. Despite this, season 1 still showcases some hilarious content, especially in the risk-filled episode: "Diversity Day," when we begin to learn more about Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute's personalities. Home to only 6 episodes, season 1 is easy to binge and quite addicting to watch- surely holding its reputation as the beginning to one of the greatest shows on modern television. If you enjoy other TV shows like "Parks and Recreation," or "Brooklyn 9-9" then you are more than likely going to enjoy hearing all of Dwight's safety drills, Michael's comedy routines, and Jim's excessive pranks: The Office is a show you'll particularly love and come back to time-and-time again. I'll admit, my love for The Office frightens me at times and it seems as though this was intentional: To quote Michael Scott, "I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." 4/5. @showmethemonet! of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

One my favourite shows, so funny and light hearted. The show itself has many great actors whom you fall in love with. They are characters you can laugh, smile and cry with. The show does require a certain type of humour. The first season is a hard season to get through, but it is worth it. The show premiered in 2005, the first season has 6 episode which are roughly 20 minutes long. The episodes are not dragged out, for me it was very funny. What can I say, Michael Scott and the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company won over my heart. I would recommend this show to everyone. 4/5 stars. @Gray19 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Office is an American mockumentary sitcom based off of the United Kingdom original. This television show was created by Greg Daniels, and written and produced by Mindy Kaling. The first season of The Office introduces many of the main, recurring characters. These characters include a very questionable regional manager- Michael Scott, an unusual assistant to the regional manager- Dwight Schrute, a popular paper salesman- Jim Halpert, and a receptionist named Pam. While there are a couple more, the storylines often revolve around these characters. Throughout the first season, you get a taste of how silly Michael can be, and also how crazy Dwight can get. I think this is a perfect show to watch when relaxing or even for a date night. It’s simple humour and hilarious stories are sure to put a smile on your face. I recommend this to anyone who likes laughing at dumb jokes. I would give the first season 4/5.
@TheCuriousBookworm of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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JOSEPH SARDO
Apr 04, 2017

When this show was fairly prominent as something to catch when you were flipping through the channels, I managed to never catch on to it. Now, that it's been gone a little while and perhaps because it's on Netflix, I've had several recommendations come my way and I couldn't ignore them.

The show is obviously hilarious. I wonder if it lacks some of the overall depth and enjoyability of greats like Seinfeld or even Friends. On the pure hilarity scale The Office may have both of them beat - almost crushed lol. However, I'm not sure if for me The Office will have the same longevity.

Steve Carell is hilarious and this show seems to prove a playground for whatever type of banter and idiosyncratic behaviour he seems to fancy. (May be equally true for him as an actor and his character.) Obviously the supporting cast is what makes the show possible and shan't be left out.

Season one contains six solid episodes, and it's nice to have a show good right out the gates rather than one I gave up on early on (see: Curb Your Enthusiasm). For me, I found "Basketball" to be particularly hilarious as they choreographed some funny stuff during the game and Steve Carell soaked some good juice out of being "that guy" who talks a good game and then air balls his jump shot as badly as is humanly possible (and then he has to try to maintain his 'coolness').

Also, one of the funniest moments came in The Pilot (or maybe ep2) where Steve Carell's character talks of his biggest inspirations... And God was one of them since he admires "people who made a difference in the world." Lol

Remains to be seen how hard I'm going to go after watching season two but there's no doubt The Office is a fun playground for interesting comedy.

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SarahDormat
Mar 01, 2017

A solid show that stands well on its own. Although, I do prefer the British version.

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bobbles1
Apr 16, 2016

Tried it, thought it was ridiculous and stupid....

PrimaGigi Apr 03, 2012

Like Parks and Recreation, I should have gotten into this hilarious series earlier.

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Nov 17, 2018

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