Recently, I purchased The Office Special Edition on DVD. I’ve been wanting my very own copy for quite some time – I love watching the Christmas specials at, well, Christmas, and it always makes my heart glow when Tim and Dawn finally get together. And now I have my very own copy to call my own!
I’ve been making my way through the episodes and my word, the gold it contains. Makes me laugh and cringe just as much now as when I first saw it. What I love as well is the pathos Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant weave into the show. Every character is painfully real, and you can bet your bottom dollar you’ve encountered people like these in office jobs around the world. Also, the sense of mind-numbing tedium of office life is ably recreated in this show. I must admit, the first time I saw an episode, I thought it was a documentary – the care Gervais and Merchant have taken to make their show seem like real life (slightly heightened) is astounding.
I’m enjoying watching all the specials included in this ten year anniversary edition as well. Great to hear what others think of the show, and how influential it’s been.
Right. Back to it. I’ve still got most of a Christmas special to watch 😀