New Girl: The Office: Series 1


Tim's decided to resign and resume his studies while David Brent confronts his tenant Donna arriving late to work and being out all night but her response is that she's been up all night having sex with someone in the office.

Brent is interviewing for a personal secretary and is totally biased to the female candidate Karen as opposed to the male Stuart and is overly obvious about his attraction to her during the interview and gives her the job on the spot.

Gareth is also painfully obvious about his attraction to Donna while training her on Health and Safety states he's unhappy she's slept with someone else in the office. Tim avoids Dawn embarrassed about being rejected but she still wants to be friends.

Chris Finch arrives and leads the staff to Chasers nightclub where he starts hitting on woman, Brent gets very drunk and embarrasses himself,Gareth is targeted by a married couple into threesomes and Ricky is revealed as Donna's mystery boyfriend.

New Girl CAST & CREW


David Brent: Ricky Gervais
Tim Canterbury: Martin Freeman
Gareth Keenan: Mackenzie Crook
Dawn Tinsley: Lucy Davis
Oliver Chris: Ricky Howard
Ralph Ineson: Chris 'Finchy' Finch
Sally Bretton: Donna
Joel Beckett: Lee
Robin Hooper: Malcolm
Nicola Cotter: Karen Roper


Ewen MacIntosh: Keith
Ben Bradshaw: Ben
Angela Clerkin: Jackie
Jamie Deeks: Jamie
Jane Lucas: Sheila
Alexander Perkins: Ralph
Emma Louise Manton: Emma
Philip Pickard: Phillip
Robin Ince: Stuart Foot
Tiffany Stevenson: Lorna
Ellen Collier: Blonde Office Worker

Production Staff:

Writers - Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Directors - Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
Producer - Ash Atalla
Executive Producer - Anil Gupta
Executive Producer - Jon Plowman



Life,oh life oh liiiiiiiffffee...brays the drunken David Brent as Tim escorts him home. They do so well re-creating real life situations for the Office, sometimes too well that it becomes painful to watch. The cringeing is back full force there are some parts you want to look away...especially in the nightclub scenes.

This episode focuses on the different ways each of the resident staff relate to the opposite sex. Brent's prudishness, sexism and inability to communicate with women comes to the fore as shown in his biased interview hiring his new female secretary Karen Roper. His so inappropriate hitting on Karen blatantly is pure gold as is his drunken rant at at woman who turns down his advances in a nightclub, such a horrid individual!

There's Donna revealing she's shagging someone in the office and unsurprisingly it's Ricky, much to the annoyance of smooth talking ladies man Chris Finch who still "scores" himself and brags about his threesomes. There's Gareth's clumsy approach trying to woo Donna AND disprove her choices of men at the same time.

As for threesome's Gareth picks up...I mean GARETH picks up what turns out to be a married woman who wants Gareth in a threesome with her husband and despite refusing he's later shown leaving with the couple.

While good 'ol Tim watches Brent and co.'s drunken and oafish behavior from a good distance and his is the most poignant tale as he wanting to leave the office and trying to avoid Dawn before he does so to ease the embarrassment of being rejected by her in front of everyone.

The BEST new part about The New Girl has to be big Keith's deadpan chat to Tim in the lunch room there just has to be more of this guy and there will be...


....only because I personally squirm from the reminder of those nights out with office staff at second rate nightclubs. Yeah I was in the 'Tim' role too.

Favourite bits:

Keith's peak practice chat with Tim and Brent interviewing his secretary candidates.

Most Cringe worthy:

Brent's drunken insults to the woman he admits to trying to pick up in Chasers.

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