Oppo Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread (NNFD&MCT) VI

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That very brief and subtle look at the camera in the first talking head shows a true understanding of The Office.

Great stuff.

Watch both versions though, both great.
I'm about 5 seasons into the US version and I'm not sure I'm going to watch the UK one. There's something about Gervais I really don't like.
 

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I'm about 5 seasons into the US version and I'm not sure I'm going to watch the UK one. There's something about Gervais I really don't like.
UK one is significantly better IMO. Much more realistic scenarios that happen and Gareth, assistant to the manager, is magnificent.
David Brent far more creepier too, so awkward.
 

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UK one is significantly better IMO. Much more realistic scenarios that happen and Gareth, assistant to the manager, is magnificent.
David Brent far more creepier too, so awkward.
This is almost Bigfooty's favourite secondary discussion.

UK one is strong from start to finish, if anything it ends at its peak.

US one starts weak, gets strong for a while then limps to the line in its final years.

Typically the UK is a dozen or so episodes total, the US one must've been nearer 100 episodes.

I don't think Brent was creepy but very awkward indeed.
 

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This is almost Bigfooty's favourite secondary discussion.

UK one is strong from start to finish, if anything it ends at its peak.

US one starts weak, gets strong for a while then limps to the line in its final years.

Typically the UK is a dozen or so episodes total, the US one must've been nearer 100 episodes.

I don't think Brent was creepy but very awkward indeed.
US needs popular shows to run long enough for syndication after all.
 

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really? I recon he is a master of playing that awkward cringeworthy character. maybe he is to good at it?
Couldn’t agree more. Gervais pretty much invented the genre. This’ll sound odd but, I also think it’s his only acting role that you don’t think of him as RG playing a role. .... everything else he has done I just see Gervais.
He becomes David Brent. It’s brilliant.
The other characters are much stronger than the US version too. Very subtle in their character and their weird flaws.
 

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