I am a huge fan of the original british office, and was was intrested to see how the American version would stand up against. I think it's great. It has some amazingly funny scenes and the Steve Carrell dude is great. However I can't put it in the same light as the office. It doesn't have Gervais obviously and Gervais just was the office. Also it's more much more unrealistic than the british version, much more scripted and prepared, and some of the "mockumentery" features have been quite exxagerated. Also the production quality in terms of how it is filmed is alot more polished than the brit version, and the actors all look alot better looking, and basically everything looks more like a set. It seems to be quite an ongoing thing with our version only having 12(+2 specials) and the US having 45, with a new series coming. Still a classic program just with a totally different feel than our version, and I prefer it so much more than alot of other american sitcoms like friends. Iv'e also watched versions of the show in french and german, which were so unspeakably awful.... I know alot of people here have probably only seen the american version but oh well. Fuck.