The Office - An American Workplace [US] - Season 2 details
|Starring:||Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak|
|Directors:||Greg Daniels, Ken Kwapis, Paul Feig, Dennie Gor|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Television|
|Collections:||Must See TV on DVD|
The Office - Season 2 - An American Workplace - Disc 1
|12 Disc 1|
The Office - Season 2 - An American Workplace - Disc 2
|12 Disc 2|
The Office - Season 2 - An American Workplace - Disc 3
|12 Disc 3|
The Office - Season 2 - An American Workplace - Disc 4
|12 Disc 4|
|Run time:||7 hours 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Jan 2008|
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Funniest American Sitcom EVER!By Marty from Essex , 03 Oct 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]If you watched the first series of the American version of the office and were very dissapointed as you thought they had taken a good british sitcom and RUINED it... then you're in the same boat as me!! HOWEVER, with the 2nd series, they've moved away from the Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant story line and written their own version of the Office. In essence... this is a completely different programme to the British Office and only really shares the same title (and the fact that Jim (Tim) and Pam (Dawn) are secretly in love with each other!!)
Anyways... this has meant that the Americans have taken a great British concept and made it in their own way, thus, making an absolutely hillarious sitcom. I've watched every one of the episodes and I have never laughed so loud and for so long ever in my life. The whole series is a real treat to watch and if ANYONE out there doesn't think this comedy is hillarious... well... then I'll just eat my hat.
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If like very funny series that have still have a heart, you'll love this.By a customer , 18 Feb 2013This is the perfect comedy series. Some people say that The American version is nowhere near as good as the British version, but I suspect those people haven't seen more than half an episode of this brilliant series. Hilarious and warm. I'm addicted.
It keeps on improvingBy gigglanecraig (15 reviews) from Bury, Lancashire , 02 May 2011The second series of the US Office is in danger. In danger of actually being funnier than its British counterpart. As much as the order of the day for David Brent was cringe, cringe and cringe again, Michael Scott's brief seems more to be about Americans parodying themselves. Many Americans don't see themselves as the larger-than-life figures that they are yet the cast of this show do exactly that. With Jim being the most 'British' of the lot, the one who is most able to roll his eyes at the antics of his colleagues, the link to the British element of humour is maintained but other than that, the US version has taken on a life all of its own and keeps going from strength to strength.
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Wickedly funny!By Keitie (3 reviews) from Morecambe , 07 Mar 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideNot just picking up and running with the themes and characters of the first season, but this goes that bit further, with an off the wall almost manic humour setting it apart. It not only covers the lives of a few characters, but also gives so much needed background on the habbits of the supporting players. Serving as an altogether more sureall, colourful, but human sitcom, the power is in the script. And after a number of repeat viewings I am convinced this maybe one of the most consistantly funny series of any sitcom ever.
The opening Dundies episode is the perfect meaty start, as it draws together all the themes of the show, and gets all the cast in one place for a dramatic conclusion which manages to be strange, blackly funny, but sweet almost in one go. It also highlights a main theme of the show which is that of family, as even though Michael once again puts his employees through hell at this corny awards night, when he shows a more fragile side they band together to support their leader. But the real highlight of the episode is Fischer's ripe performance as she really lets rip, showing great comic timing and humantiy.
Dwight's despration to please Michael is seen in Office Olympics as he tags along when Michael goes to view his a house he might rant, and it becomes clear these two should not be friends, meanwhile the Mifflin staff are entertaining themselfs with some Office sports. The Fire is one of my all time favourites, as the event of an actually fire, spins off into so many funny subplots, as Michael shows himself up again in front of Ryan (the temp who he has man crush on!), and when Dwight feels left out of the loop he lets his emotions out by playing 'Everybody Hunts' in his car, as a game of desert Island leads to a more playful side, not to mention the classic pay off to the episode which will go down as a great cult moment in sitcom history.
Michael's honest, but helpless atempts at being human, and presueing a normal relationship with boss Jan is explored with some havoic results in The Client and Performance Review, the focus on Jim's feelings for Pam, and the way they both feel trapped by their ciramstances in The Fight, Booze Cruise and Boys and Girls espically is very compelling. And the cliff hanger at the end of the closing Casino Night episode is just the perfect way to leave you wanting more, and wondering just what the future might hold.
So to recap, Carell gives a madcap, but deadpan alternative to Brent, Jim and Pam is even more funny and touching than Tim and Dawn, and in Dwight we have an engentic wild card to almost match Kramer out of Seinfeld. Not too mention the depth, and funny moments brought out by the rest of the characters in a string of top notch episodes, with not a bad one amongst them. Perfection!
Love itBy dumbolives (269 reviews) from Shetland , 16 Nov 2009Just gets better and better, I love the new characters in this series, maybe not Karen but I am a Pam fan! Could watch this all day long.
FunnyBy a customer from Cambridge , 19 Oct 2009This season was good. It carries on from season 1 rather nicely. My only complaint would be that they keep Dwight on the sidelines for the first 2 episodes. I find this show funny when he has the mick taken out of him. This doesn't really happen to about episode 4.
Still it is a good laugh.