Just saw the new NBC comedy "The Office (US)" starring Steve Carell (of the Daily Show). It's an exact remake of the BBC America "The Office (UK)", right from episode I. They didn't even bother to change the plot and petty gags from the original script. It's the same setup, a manager of a paper company with low intelligence and has no sense of humor, but however he is convinced that he is the best, the most entertaining and the most favorite boss of all times.
Steve Carell fits right into this show, but I can't say the same for the rest of the cast. The whole cast is acting like a bunch of British office workers, all quite and boring. Its like watching British office workers speaking in an American accents. Take this from someone who has worked in an American office environment. American office workers are loud and annoying, they just can't even keep their pie hole shut for a minute! And not to mention the superficial antidepressant induced smiles and laughs.