The Office (U.K.)

2001 TV-MA 3 seasons

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The Office (U.K.)

2001 TV-MA 3 seasons
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Set in suburban London at a dysfunctional paper company, this caustic British sitcom follows the day-to-day troubles of the firm's uninspired desk jockeys while a documentary team captures every cringe-inducing moment on film.
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  Special

Summary of Season 1 (2001) - 1 disc

When it comes to workplace dysfunction, the Slough branch of the nondescript Wernham Hogg Paper Company is as good as it gets. But that doesn't stop office manager David Brent from believing he's the world's best boss.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this sardonic British mockumentary skewers the corporate world, exposing the drudgery, tedium, and mindless pranks that make up daily life for so many office drones. Central character David Brent manages to inadvertently offend nearly everyone around him with his casual sexism, occasional racism, and nonstop pompous blather. Nearly the entire series takes place in the office, but there's plenty of talk about wild nights out drinking, plenty of swearing (including "s--t"), and a fair bit of flirting and sexual innuendo.

Sexual Content

No nudity or sex, but lots of flirting, innuendo, and sexist comments, some bordering on sexual harassment.


Not applicable


Plenty of choice terms, including "s--t," "twat," "c--k," and "wanker." Some racist phrases, as well.

Social Behavior

The corporate world seems dreary and tedious, filled with self-serving coworkers who try to kill time by planning practical jokes and making fun of each other.


A few references to popular British TV shows.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters often talk about drinking and regale each other with exaggerated stories from their wild nights at the pub.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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