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‘The Office: Afghanistan’

By 07.27.11

A show that looks very similar to “The Office” is coming to Afghanistan’s Tolo TV:

Instead of following the employees of the fictional Dunder-Mifflin paper company, “The Ministry” follows the everyday life of the officers at the Ministry of Garbage, including a sleepy security guard, underappreciated butler, man-hating secretary, and bumbling Minister.

The show is shot in the same way “The Office” is, using what appears to be a single-camera set up and the look of an actual documentary. [WaPo via TDW]

There aren’t a whole lot of punchlines in the trailer, but several of the scenes have funny premises. It may not be a worthy successor to “The Office” (British or American), but Afghanistan is clearly making better progess with TV than with democracy.


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