Top positive review
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on 31 January 2012
So far, I have watched seasons 1-4.
As a big fan of the UK show (and Ricky Gervais in general), I didn't know how this would compare.
But Steve Carrell is THE MAN!
I knew he was great as Evan, in Bruce Almighty and funny in The 40-year old virgin, but he steals the show with this.
He plays the character perfectly.
In fact, the whole cast fits perfectly.
Season one is basically a replica of Series one of the UK version.
Afterwards, the show turns into it's own and runs with it.
I recently sat down and watched the English shows and, to be honest, they look a little dated now.
This is fresh.
Is it as good as the original show?
It may be even better (in my opinion).
You have to give credit where it is due.
The Americans (whoever produced/scripted/cast all this) have done a fantastic job.
Yes, there is the odd reference to American culture, but these are infrequent and don't ruin the show for us Brits.
Each episode is worth watching.
It doesn't feel like there is any filler.
It's just a joy to watch, and I'll definitely come back again for Round Two.