I beg to differ about the travesty known as The Office US.
It had 3 good seasons, season 1 was a shot-for-shot remake of the English version, season 2 immediately made Jim this untouchable hearthrob type and season 3 rapidly descended into typical American schmaltz. Ever since then it's been unbearably unfunny and the last season was godawful. At this point may I offer my sincerest apologies that we gave you Catherine Tate. It wasn't our fault. It was an experiment that went hideously wrong and we can only offer our most heartfelt reparations for that horrible hag we unleashed on your fine country. It was a terrible faus pas on our part and I, personally would like to apologise for her. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive us as a nation for that horrible woman. It wasn't our fault, she slipped through the net and somehow managed to become manager of Dunder Mifflin. Again, I am deeply ashamed we didn't drown her at birth!!!
I would also like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest apologies for giving the world Coldplay.
Eh, to each his own and all that jazz. I still dig the US version quite a bit and prefer it to the UK version, which I also really dig nevertheless.
Though I will agree with you on that Catherine Tate chick. That broad's painfully unfunny and just plain irritating.