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I can't believe the US version is ranked 9.2, the same as the UK version. Disgraceful!
BBC Two (ended 2003)
|Yeah, they're both great. The UK one is the best quality wise, but overall US version is better because there's more. They didn't stop short like the UK show. It's tough to keep coming up with new material, and for season 2 and 3 to be consistantly funny (minus a few stupid episodes now and then), I gotta give them the crown. |
Yes, thank you.
However, I still think the discussion is kinda dumb..
since, I already said, some have watched only a few episodes of their opposite..-
and can't make an actual critic..
I'm pretty sure you'd change your mind..
please, stop the prejudges.. both series are awesome.
Yes, thank you.
Well exactly no. I Don't see how the simple fact that there are more episodes of the American one makes it better or more worthy in any way...
The fact there are more episodes, and is therefore harder to sustain a certain level of quality is certainly true, but is in no way an excuse, and a way of amplifying any good points. "Less is more" is a saying that perfectly applies when it comes to the Offices. I have seen the whole US version, and at first it was terrible, then became very good at the back end of season one and during season season. Now it has gone back to being below average... It is just another sitcom.
On the other hand every time I watch the original again, I am lost for words as I always seem to forget there is only one word for it: brilliant.
It is VERY hard for me to pick as they are both greta shows however I would have to say I enjoy the American version more but admire the U.K series for what it has given us. As the American series does have more episodes it makes it easier to say which is better.
I do think the replay value of the U.S version is also better than the U.K version however I can still remember watching the U.K one for the first time through and that was hillarious...
There is no contest in this debate. The British is by far the superioer than it's American counterpart. The American version has a few small laughs during an episode but it just doesn't have the cringe factor that the British version has. We also don't need to have the in depth detail of the characters that some people have been saying, which, according to them, makes the American version better. Like many have said before me, it is not meant to be a sitcom. It's meant to be a 'mockumentary'. All we want to know and see is their everyday life in the office.
Also, was there any need to create the American version? Why couldn't they accept the British one for what it was? Would the British re-create Friends, Frasier or Scrubs?