:: Office half-offed ::
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
THE American version of The Office has been panned by a test audience as "too depressing".
They gave it the worst rating for a sitcom in NBC TV's history. Bosses have now shelved plans to make 22 episodes.
I have two opposing reactions to this Mirror story. First, I'm upset the show's support has been eroded. The reason the humor works so well is exactly because it's just depressing enough to be real - far more real than "reality" shows. For every couple laughs, there's a wince of recognition. But second, maybe this is a good thing, because even with Ricky Gervais as executive producer the law of high remake suckitude potential remains immutable.
Posted by morland @ 06:43 PM
:: Comments ::
No more American knock-offs of great foreign television. That's what got us American Idol and Big Brother, and its only getting worse.
Let Coupling and The Office stand on their own.
Posted by: Nathan on June 2, 2004 01:33 PM
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