Originally Posted by MWM
BTW, you have to watch a few episodes of this before you start to get the characters. This show is all about the characters. The watched a clip here and there before everyone in my office kept talking it up enough that i committed to watching a few eipsoed. I've now watched all episodes (seasons 1-3 on DVD) and it's the best thing on TV. But like Seinfeld, you have to come to know the characters before it becomes really funny. The first couple of times I watched Seifeld, I felt the same way.
Also, I liked it much better before Jim and Pam were dating. The whole Roy and Pam thing with Jim in thebackground was funny. Having Jim and Pam together just takes something away, IMO.
Have you ever seen the British version of the Office? That too is very funny. Ricky Gervais plays the boss role far better than Steve Carrell (and Carrell isn't bad at all).