The American version of the best-sitcom-since-Fawlty-Towers, the Office, debuted last night. It could have been a disaster. It could have been an embarassment. Instead, it was absolutely smashing. Steve Carell is brilliant, and the rest of the cast seem to be great. The first episode pretty much mimicked the premiere episode of the British series. What was great was that Carell didn't just do a David Brent impression. He took the character, Americanized him, and made him his own. I'm a fan.