Afghanistan Getting Its Own Version of The Office


What appears to be an unofficial version of The Office is coming to ToloTV in Afghanistan, or at least a show deeply influenced by it. Called The Ministry, it follows the employees of the Ministry of Garbage, including a sleepy security guard, under-appreciated butler, man-hating secretary, and bumbling Minister. Unlike other, authorized versions of The Office, it doesn’t feature localized versions of those original characters, but the tone looks to be pretty similar. This show, however, will deal with government corruption much more, with it appearing to be a focus of the show. I imagine that must be pretty cathartic to people living under the Afghan government, one of the most corrupt in the world. [via]