The BBC version aired 12 episodes and are viewed as classic British comedy, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman. An American network, NBC, duplicated the show, and is currently running over 2 seasons. The American version (with Steve Carrell) had a slow start but picked up speed and came into it's own in season 2.
People always say the British version is better because they're snobby and it seems the right thing to say.
"Who plays 'insufferably arrogant' better: Steve Carrell or Ricky Gervais?"
There is a U.S. version in the works (visible nervousness, cross your fingers on this one), The Daily Show's Steve Carrell (yah!) is set to star in the central role so there is some promise. But watch the UK version first, cause it will always be the original and the best
It was originally a very terrible show on BBC, but then someone got a great idea to make a U.S version, resulting in the best non-animated comedy ever.
Michael: Wikipedia is the best website ever... Because anyone, anywhere can put whatever they want on it, so you know that you are getting the best source of information...