|THE OFFICE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Welcome to Wernham Hogg, a suburban paper company where "life is stationery." Critics and fans alike have lauded this hilarious, biting look at everyday office life, told in the mockumentary style of cult comedy classics such as This is Spinal Tap and "The Larry Sanders Show." The show revolves around David Brent, (an instant classic character widely compared to Basil Fawlty of "Fawlty Towers") the oblivious general manager who instigates petty office rivalries. The wince-worthy Brent still considers himself "a friend first and a boss second...probably an entertainer third."
THE OFFICE: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON: Series Two of the Golden Globe-winning comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Swindon have merged with Slough. Manager David Brent has to assimilate the new intake, a group of well-trained and motivated personnel. It should be an easy job. Sadly, someone forgot to tell them that they're meant to laugh at everything David says. Neil, the new guy in charge, is Brent's worst nightmare: younger, better-looking, multi-skilled - and here's the killer - more popular. Meanwhile, unlucky in love Tim finds his fortunes changing, we discover there's more to demure Dawn than first meets the eye... and even less to Gareth.
"The funniest thing you're likely to see all year. The San Francisco Chronicle
"The funniest British export since Monty Python. Variety