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Lost In Translation, or, Why 'The Hangover' Can't Just Be 'The Hangover'

Thanks to translation, the cult '60s British show The Avengers is known to French viewers as Chapeau Melon et Bottes de Cuir, literally "bowler hat and leather boots", a title which could be misconstrued for a show about bondage tips and foot fetish.

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Tuesdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

Our toes may be burrowed in the sand at the beach, but our minds might be drifting to this fall's TV line-up. Hmmm... what will rise up the ratings charts, and what will be canceled before Christmas?

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In Defense of the UK Version of 'The Office' Being Better Than the US Version

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's crowning achievement has aged with grace, in part because of its short run, but mostly because of its originality.

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Why I Dumped Ricky Gervais for Karl Pilkington (but Am Still Seeing Stephen Merchant on the Side)

Did the record breaking Ricky Gervais Show podcast give insight into the real people behind it? Or were they just three more brilliant comic creations?

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Misery Loves Comedy, But Has It Killed the Traditional Sitcom?

Comedian Lee Mack believes that realism is the enemy of comedy. But his own series, Not Going Out, proves that the Old-School sitcom is alive and kicking.

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Goodbye Michael. Hello Cal?

As Michael Scott fades into reruns, can Steve Carell continue his climb to movie star status?

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'Campus' Series Premiere

The new series from the makers of Green Wing feels like comedy by the numbers.

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The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.

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Anatomy of a Joke: 'The Office', “Fun Run”

The flipside to the comedic realism of The Office is the sometimes shocking vulnerability of its characters.

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The Ten Best Holiday Episodes

A countdown of the 10 best holiday themed TV episodes

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The New Golden Age of British TV Comedy

Every once in awhile, Britain rules over America. The Office, Spaced, Coupling and other British shows are gradually narrowing the Atlantic-sized gap between the United States and England.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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The Office

Next came a series of sitcom-ish moments that read like the white board from the writers' room.

Daynah Burnett
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The Office: Season Three

Fans met the news of an American adaptation of The Office with outright skepticism, but it's safe to say that the American version of The Office has lost little of the original's sense of unease in its portrayal of the American workplace.

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The Office

The Office offers someone we can always laugh at: Michael (Steve Carell), arguably the most sympathetic asshole on television, ever.

Daynah Burnett
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The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

Sean O'Neal
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The Office

Aside from making its occupants physically uncomfortable, the office intensifies their confrontations, forcing them to butt heads without the chance for literal escape from conflict.

Kevin Wong
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The Office

Whatever your thoughts on the new American remake of The Office, you have to give NBC credit for picking the right man for the job.

Christopher Sieving
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The Office

The humor [of 'The Office'] is as dry as vermouth; next to it, the 'Dilbert' comic strip is 'The Man Show'.

Christopher Sieving
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