The UK version is so much darker than the US version. Both do a great job at satirizing the tedium of working in an office in the 2000s, but there are a few differences. The UK office always came back to the central character of David Brent, who proved time and time again what happens when a boss confuses respect for friendship, overreaches for both, and achieves neither. Michael Scott suffers from a similiar blind spot, but the US दिखाना has allowed other characters to take the spotlight and perform in और eccentric ways, broadening the comedy and making it reach और viewers, and in this viewer's opinion, weakening it a great deal.
The UK Office is a fantastic self-contained series, where आप can really see the work that went into the construction of every episode. It's lightning in a bottle. The US Office seems drawn out to the point where I nearly don't care what happens to these characters anymore. It's like open lunchmeat -- the freshness is gone and it's starting to green. link
The U.S. version is much, much better. I am a hug प्रशंसक of the American version, but I'm also a bit of an anglophile and I प्यार Monty Python. So, when I heard of British people complaining that the U.S. version was a rip-off and the British version was funnier, I decided to check it out.
Holy cow. First of all, the characters just weren't funny most of the time. It was a bit gloomy, and the characters actually seemed like real people. Gareth, for instance, was not at all like Dwight. He was not over-the-top insane, and I know he wasn't meant to be that way, but this is supposed to be a comedy! A guy who seems like a real paranoid person and looks like he needs a blood transfusion isn't funny.
In addition, there was a lot of overly-raunchy "humor". There was a so-called "joke" in the first episode that was so disturbing it left a dark बादल hanging over me for the entire day.
I like Ricky Gervais and I like British humor. But this just wasn't funny; I'm sorry. The characters *too* realistic and gloomy, the humor either dull या raunchy.
UK is और consistently funny. I have laughed so hard that I've cried. I've laughed so hard that I've had to pause the TV so I could catch my breath. US version has और दिल in that we really follow the lives of the characters and we sympathize with them, whereas in the UK version there are only 14 episodes, and that's not a lot of time to connect with the characters. However, the UK comedy is not for everyone. The US version has dragged on way too long, and as a fanatic (yay red medal!) I personally think that it should've ended with season 3. The last three seasons have been pretty lame; it's like I'm watching a whole different दिखाना than what it used to be. Alas, that is a completely different story. And I have rambled long enough.
लोल seriously though this सवाल is a never-ending debate.
(PS - The scene that I'm embedding is, in my opinion, perhaps the funniest scene from the series. Enjoy!)
A सवाल that is almost to difficult to answer. As a Brit who loved the UK Office i was unsure how i would react to the US version, but i totaly प्यार it. It's been helped with और time for individual charecters to emerge and दिखाना there full range of emotions along with setting a back story- this was superbly shown with the संपूर्ण, कुल मिलाकर relationship with Toby, which was fantastic as it allowed आप to only imagine what had gone on previously!!!
Im a huge प्रशंसक of Steve Carell but I have to be bias and say the UK one is just better. It's consitantly funny and so realistic. Don't get me wrong the US rocks too, I just prefer the UK one x And don't forget, we made it first!
Definitely the UK version. Not everyone may find it as funny, because of its realistic style and uncompromisingly bleak, dry humour, but that's what makes it so fantastic. The US one is और of a universal concept, the humour being very straight-forward and that, in my opinion, makes it less funny या special. The UK is wonderfully original and a breath of fresh air even ten years on- I get the impression that आप either 'get' it या आप don't though, and I can see that it might not be for everyone.