Articles Tagged 'The Office'

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10 Groundbreaking Mockumentaries You Need to Watch

This Saturday (July 8) brings the premiere of HBO’s new sports doping mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy starring Andy Samberg. To whet your appetite, here’s a look back at some of the great mockumentary movies and series that have made this genre such a cringe-inducing delight. 1. This Is Spinal Tap Directed by Rob Reiner and co-written […]

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Sherlock Named the World’s Most Popular BBC Character

Uh-oh. Do we feel a fan battle coming on? Viewers from around the world have been asked which BBC character they love the most, and each of the top three is one of our favorites. Top of the poll is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s famous sleuth, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, which of course had […]

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WATCH: ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’ Trailer

We just mentioned Ricky Gervais‘ The Office spinoff movie, David Brent: Life on the Road, heading to Netflix for a U.S. premiere, and now lo and behold the trailer is available. David Brent, portrayed by Gervais, is living the life. He’s the former star of the documentary The Office and is now currently a singer-songwriter about to […]

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WATCH: Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent in ‘The Office’ Movie

When was the last time you had a good cringe? We mean a really, really, excruciatingly toe-curlingly awful cringe? Chances are it was the last time you watched The Office. Michael Scott (played in the U.S. version by Steve Carell) and his British counterpart David Brent are particularly skilled at saying the wrong thing, at every inappropriate opportunity, […]

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15 TV Shows That Broke the Fourth Wall

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of Clarissa Explains It All, and the start of Season Four of House of Cards. You’d be forgiven for thinking the two shows don’t have much in common, and yet they do share one thing: both feature characters fond of breaking the fourth wall or acknowledging […]

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6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of the Atlantic, but featured a cast list that would’ve been unrecognizable to fans […]

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Ricky Gervais Promises Longer ‘Derek’ Special for Netflix Premiere

U.K. fans of Derek said farewell to the Ricky Gervais-created character over the Christmas period, with an hour-long finale special that aired on Channel 4 on December 22. But viewers in the U.S. and other countries, where the show is a Netflix exclusive, are having to wait a little bit longer to see it — however, Gervais has […]

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WATCH: Martin Freeman in ‘The Office: Middle Earth’ on SNL

You may have already seen this, but it bears repeating. Because no matter how impressive it seems the first time, it’s only on the second or third viewing that you realize how odd it must be for Martin Freeman to reenact scenes he previously played as his career was first blossoming, in the context of […]

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A Sitcom Tour of Great Britain

The cultural and linguistic variety on display across Britain can make understanding the different regions a difficult prospect for the unfamiliar. Fortunately, the great television staple that is the British sitcom is on hand, and many classic comedies have at their core an expression of the unique culture of their local surroundings. Join us, then, as […]

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Ricky Gervais Is Making A David Brent Rockumentary

If you’ve been reading about Ricky Gervais and his seemingly constant need to resurrect his most famous creation David Brent, do not be fooled into thinking this is some act of career desperation on his part. While the Learn Guitar With David Brent YouTube videos and the live tour may well have given his public […]

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