The Office (U.S.)

2005 TV-14 9 seasons

The Office (U.S.)

2005 TV-14 9 seasons
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This hit comedy series chronicles the daily foibles of office workers at the Dunder Mifflin paper company, where deluded boss Michael Scott attempts to shepherd his employees as a documentary film crew captures every wince-worthy moment.
Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Brian Baumgartner, David Denman, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8
  • SEASON  9

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 1 disc

Based on Ricky Gervais's hit BBC sitcom of the same name, this droll American remake stars Steve Carell as Michael Scott, the deluded regional manager of the Pennsylvania-based Dunder Mifflin paper company.
Widescreen 1.78:1
Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this adult-oriented office comedy paints a pretty bleak picture of corporate culture, mining most of its laughs from management faux pas. There's some sexual humor, including interoffice affairs, as well as some low-level violence that's played for laughs. In addition, some characters make racist and sexist remarks, and two secondary characters have problems with drugs and alcohol, also played for laughs.

Sexual Content

Frequent jokes about sex and some sexual innuendo, but nothing overt, with occasional (but comical) blurred nudity. Some co-workers are involved in on-again, off-again physical relationships and/or interoffice affairs.


Some semi-violent incidents are played for comedy, such as an employee getting injured on the job and having to be hospitalized, etc.


Inappropriate comments about race and gender that are either ignored or met with disbelief. Occasional use of words like "bitch," "ass," "hell," etc.

Social Behavior

For the most part, corporate culture is portrayed as dysfunctional and grossly inefficient ¿ and there isn't a whole lot of "working" going on. There's also an overarching message that you can be completely incompetent and still keep your job, as long as you're loyal to the company.


Some product placement -- notably by Staples. One episode took place at Hooters, another at Chili's, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character has an ongoing problem with alcohol (played for laughs), occasionally getting drunk at office functions where alcohol is served. Another has a history of drug use and still uses marijuana, etc.

  • 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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