The Office (UK; Seasons 1-3)
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Oliver Chris, Patrick Baladi, Stacey Roca, Ralph Ineson, Stirling Gallacher
If you’re anything like us, you’re feeling a bit underwhelmed by NBC’s The Office post-Steve Carell. And, furthermore, you’ve watched every Dundler Mifflin rerun about six or seven times apiece. So what is there to do? How about acquainting yourself with the original, British version of The Office, starring a pre-crossover Ricky Gervais as a narcissistic and aloof boss who’s not quite as airheaded as Michael Scott, but who’s just as funny.