Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Office vs. The Office(s)

Coinciding with the premiere of what may well be the best American comedy sitcom tonight, Slate's Liesl Schillinger compares four versions of The Office--two of which are complete re-imaginings of the original British version for France and Germany.

I think the writer is on to something when she talks about how each of the four versions reflect something of how each culture relates to its work life. For example, I enjoyed the original BBC version, but the U.S. version premiering tonight on NBC strikes much more closely to home.

NP: "Disco Man" - The Damned

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