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Thursday, March 24, 2005

A relatively small number?

Here is a blurb in the New York Times about the American version of the Office:
"Luckily for NBC, which bought the rights to the British comedy, only a relatively small number of viewers in the United States have seen the BBC version."

Only a relatively small number of viewers? This sounds in league with Simon Price's allegation that the Manic Street Preachers have no American fans.

3 comments:

Sarah E. said...

So are you saying tons of people have seen it? I'd never even heard of it until two days ago. Did you watch the premiere show on NBC? If so, what did you think?

Eric Grubbs said...

You're the first person I've talked to that hasn't heard of the British version.

I did not watch NBC's version since I don't have decent TV reception.

Sarah E. said...

Hmmm, I wonder what the says about me. Stuart hadn't heard of it either. Hmmm.
I saw the NBC one. It was interesting. But obviously I don't have the original version to compare it to. My thoughts on the NBC show were that if the boss' "I think I'm hilarious but I'm actually a total clueless jerk" thing doesn't get toned down after a few episodes, then I'll be too annoyed to watch.