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FF:VIC The OFFICE

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SithLord-Mixo, Jun 21, 2005.

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  1. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    What another tragedy with the Americans ripping off such a classic series!
  2. Xanakh Jedi Knight

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    Ah, that's racist.
  3. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Racist? How in all the world's hells is that racist?
  4. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    just watched it and it was so so bad!!!! How could they rip off a classic series so poorly? Almost word to word in some scenes.
  5. Xanakh Jedi Knight

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    Relax, PoT. It was a quote (or paraphrasing at least) from The Office.
  6. larl58 Jedi Padawan

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    Having never seen the original series, I found it okay
  7. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    watchthe original!! the charatcters have personality. Leave this one alone!!!
  8. JOHNNAGE_THE_BRAVE Jedi Master

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    The Boss (I love the actor though) is more of a character from a sitcom, whereas the original was real and far more recognisable, which is what made the sucess of the original amongst audiences.

    Saying that though, perhaps the U.S version is catered and more recognisable amongst American audiences.

    Australians though will find much more enjoyment from the original being that our core cultures have more similarities.
  9. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    Never anything but relaxed. ;) Thanks for the sub-titles, I'm less Office literature than I should be.
  10. Vivsta Jedi Padawan

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    Ricky Gervase (Brenty from the UK series) and the guy he wrote it with sold the rights to remake 'The Office' for the American market. It is weird how the US won't touch anything made overseas, and it is probably reflected by a large American audience who simply wouldn't watch anything that wasn't made in the US.

    It's sad, really, that it is this way. A pilot for the UK series Red Dwarf was also made under the 'Remade for the US' banner, and it died on its arse because it is usually the actors' interpretation of characters that makes a show, rather than the actual writing. I foresee that this will be the case for the US remake of The Office.

    And what is even sadder, will be the Australian audience who never watch the ABC who will 'bandwagon' on to the US series, and say it is the funniest orginal series ever that Channel 10 has shown. "Hey guys, have you seen this new show called 'The Office' - that Brenty is pretty funny hur hur"
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    The Office? Red Dwarf?

    You might actually fit in well around here, Vivsta. :D
  12. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

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  13. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Just don't get her started on Jack Black or Kevin Smith. :)
  14. Vivsta Jedi Padawan

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    Hehehe just name it, I just bought the Father Ted first series on DVD the other day too!! :D Ooh and Black Books!!
  15. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    I am seeing The Goodies in Melbourne tonight :D
  16. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    As in, THE Goodies? Aren't they dead?
  17. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    It's not all of they though.....Tim's not there this time round. :(
  18. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    no no non Tim and Graham were there, Bill was in a sense. He was an interactive video file lol
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