Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

The Office

The best HBO sitcom of the year wasn't on HBO. Clearly, though, this mockumentary-style portrait of a smarmy boss (Ricky Gervais) and his cubicle drones in a dreary paper merchant's office learned a few things from its Yankee cousins. Combining the cringe-worthy comedy of Curb Your Enthusiasm with the corporate typology of the 1999 movie Office Space, this was the kind of astute, sharply drawn sitcom big American networks don't make... (BBC America)