The British seem to have a gift for showing the humor in the most uncomfortable situations, and no series has showcased this ability better than Ricky Gervais’ ourageous brainchild, The Office. This one hits as close to the bone as possible, making some of it’s most hilarious moments almost physically painful as well. If you work in an office, have worked in an office, or have known anyone who has worked in an office, you’ll recognize every petty act of one-upmanship, every bitter battle for supremacy in utterly insignificant fields, every last drop of boredom and despair…and every triumph of what spirit is left after people give up their deeper dreams to settle for a humdrum but safe existence.
And when you’ve seen the whole series and want more, be sure to check out the wildly funny American version starring Steve Carell. Amazon has the first season for only $19.99, regularly priced $29.98.