I had no idea what to expect from The Office (and I was about to watch the 2nd series without seeing the first), but I was enthralled by the realistically (mostly) pathetic characters, sharply observed details and the tightness of David Brent's shirt as he showed off his unique dance skills. This is a deliciously woven poly-blend sweater (posing as a tapestry) of life as too many of us office staff know it.
Apart from the wonderfully awful David Brent, my favourite character is the sweet and hopeless Tim. He is everyman, in fact every viewer, as so many of his reactions to Brent's uniquely obnoxious behaviour mirror our own.
In every scene, the acting is faultlessly controlled and the situations are often painfully familiar.
One of the finest quality shows ever. Enjoy and try not to throw an over-full stapler at the screen. This is a comic invention that is just too true to life.
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