How The Office changed the British sitcom

I finally got chance to write about why The Office is so utterly amazing in this article for Cultbox:

It was 16 years ago this month that The Office debuted on UK screens, and it remains to this day a high watermark of British comedy. It’s perhaps the only 21st Century sitcom that can rival the stalwart classics of Blackadder and Fawlty Towers et al in terms of its lasting impact on UK popular culture.

With just 12 episodes and 2 Christmas specials, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s show adopted the tried and tested policy that less is more and it’s all the better for it, with every second an absolute joy to behold.

 

Read the full article here: How The Office changed the British sitcom.

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