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Old 05-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by mdougie View Post

I agree I in large part the Jim and Pam show. My wife only watched for them. I mean I think she planned our Jim and Pam wedding event as much as our actual wedding.
That's funny.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #122
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(I may have said this before) It really would be interesting if we ever heard Ricky Gervais' real opinion of the U.S. version of "The Office". IIRC, he's said that he makes $50K/episode, so for that he's presumably overjoyed.

But the U.S. version was totally a "happy ending" show.. which I like, being American and all (I could swear I've heard him or others say that's an American cliche).

Some of you that have only seen the U.S. version should watch the original. They're actually quite different after the first couple of eps.

(I say this as someone who likes the U.S. version better, BTW.)
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #123
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It's been a while since I've seen the UK version, but I seem to remember thinking that Gervais sold out his own show when he gave David Brent some sort of nonsense redemptive happy ending. I wondered if he was jealous that Brent was less popular than Tim and Dawn.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:46 AM   #124
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Finally caught up.

I thought the finale was terrific. The show has always had a lot of heart, so I thought it was very consistent to give everyone a happy send-off. Loved seeing Michael again, although I figured it out right when Jim said he could no longer be the Bestest Mensch. It got real dusty in my family room at that point, and many points thereafter.

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #125
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I too finally watched this. The last few episodes were greatness. Glad they ended it the right way.
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