The Office US
Seasons 1-9 (2005-13) ★★★★★
Starring: Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, B. J. Novak, Craig Robinson, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kalling, Paul Liberstein, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, James Spader, Catherine Tate
Creators: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
The US version of The Office has become one of my favourite TV shows of all time, it comfortably sits in my Top 3 Sitcoms, F.R.I.E.N.D.S and Only Fools and Horses are the other two, and it not only sustains the brilliant comedy value for 200-odd episodes, but it also manages multiple personal storylines perfectly, and the finale is both fitting and in keeping with the whole show.
Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Stanley Hudson, Ryan Howard, Andy Bernard, Kevin Malone, Meredith Palmer, Angela Martin, Oscar Martinez, Phyllis Lapin, Kelly Kapoor, Toby Flenderson, Creed Bratton, Darryl Philbin and Erin Hannon were characters that made us laugh, cry and fall in love with. Each of them were different and special in their own way, and that is what made The Office a truly exceptional comedy.
*SOME SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T WATCHED THE OFFICE*