I know that there was a thread a while back discussing the American remake of The Office, but i thought it would be interesting to gauge people's opinions on it now that several episodes have be shown. I ought to state that I am a huge fan of the original, and while i thought that the first episode of the remake was ok, the second was absolutely dire and I found it difficult to see how the show could recover. However, having seen the third episode, my viewpoint has changed. The third episode was much better, very funny, with Dwight starting to make an impact as the Gareth-character that he should be. While I maintain that the choice of Steve Carell is poor (he is just too OTT), I am much happier with the choice of the actors playing Jim and Pam, and I feel that they have successfully captured the essence of the Tim and Dawn characters of the original. In fact, those two are probably the main reason why I want to continue watching the American version. Finally, just want to highlight the annoying fact that the actors names are put up at the beginning of the episode. IMO this spoils the whole mockumentary approach. Anyways, had to get that off my chest. Opinions?