everyday life in a paper company
The Americans finally got one up over the British when it comes to workplace comedies. This mockumentary was significantly better than its British counterpart that inspired it. Most of this can be put down to the cast of superior actors acting out better written characters.
Rarely do we find so many deep and complex characters in a half-hour comedy. The characters are very believable as well as very relatable. The daily activities and interactions with each other at their Scranton Dunder Mifflin office is quite entertaining.
The show managed to hold its own even after the main character of Michael Scott left the show. This show highlights the importance of relationships in one’s life, both in the office and at home. Job satisfaction and good work mates are worth more than a fat paycheck.
“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon
“Bernard, I have served eleven governments in the past thirty years.
If I had believed in all their policies, I would have been passionately committed to keeping out of the Common Market, and passionately committed to going into it…
… A nationalisation freak and a privatisation maniac; but above all, I would have been a stark-staring, raving schizophrenic.”
— Sir Humphrey Appleby
“Education in this country is a disaster. We’re supposed to be preparing children for a working life. Three quarters of the time they’re bored stiff!”
”Well I should have thought that being bored stiff for three quarters of the time was an excellent preparation for working life.”
— Jim Hacker & Sir Humphrey