Based off the British comedy “The Office”, this American version uses the same mockumentary style of the original show and depicts the everyday lives of office employees in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A documentary crew films the workers of Dunder Mifflin, a failing paper company that is faced with downsizing of its branches.
Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), plays an obnoxious and ignorant manager who thinks he is a mentor and the best manager around. As a manager of Dunder Mifflin, Michael ignores his responsibilities in an attempt to make his employees his friends. His personal interest often leads to lower productivity and this leads to many hilarious moments. What makes the show great is that the daily interactions seem so realistic that we often care and feel embarrassed for the employees.
I really like this show and recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good laugh. I will let you know thought that this type of comedy is not for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot. Here is a funny quote from the show:
Michael: (about the downsizing) Am I going to tell them? No I'm not going to tell them. I don't see the point in that. As a doctor you would not tell a patient if they had cancer.