Return to Slough

Last summer when K went to the U.K. the first thing I took a picture of was the Heathrow bus to Slough, simply because that’s where “The Office” took place.

A few months back I mentioned the plans to bring the British show to the USA. Despite my misgivings about the idea, I held out some hope because Steve Carell was cast in the David Brent role. The style would have been a lot different but nonetheless would have been just as funny (check out his Produce Pete with Steve Carell bits from “The Daily Show” and you get an idea of his style).

It turns out my hopes may have been in vain as this article describes a rough cut of the pilot episode that sounds painfully unfunny. It’s too bad because there are ways they could make it work. I’d still like to reserve judgement until the first episode airs but I have a feeling this will go the way of the US version of Red Dwarf.


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