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    Any one else watch the new Ricky Gervais thing last night, I wasn't convinced, what did you make of it?
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    The faux documentary approach is getting a bit tired and the intial amusement from Karl Pilkingtons crap wig dried up after watching the trailers, still enjoyed it though.

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    Hated it. Really hated it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROCKPROF View Post
    The faux documentary approach is getting a bit tired and the intial amusement from Karl Pilkingtons crap wig dried up after watching the trailers, still enjoyed it though.
    Kinda of my feelings, I thought it was watchable but not much more, a bit like 'Saxondale'...
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    not as funny as 'The Undateables'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Monkey View Post
    not as funny as 'The Undateables'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr sayers View Post
    Kinda of my feelings, I thought it was watchable but not much more, a bit like 'Saxondale'...
    i only just found saxondale, its really funny. was watching Series two last night.

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    Gervais is an unfunny annoying nob, there, I said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by medlar View Post
    Gervais is an unfunny annoying nob, there, I said it
    I'm surprised it took this long!

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    Found it depressing and a touch sick - but i still really enjoy 'an idiot abroad' - Gervais looked like a retarded Hitler as Derek
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    I walked in tonight to find my wife in tears over this... Watched it and I thought it was a bit of a bad taste piss take yet she found it tugged the heart strings... Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sie-Fly View Post
    Gervais looked like a retarded Hitler as Derek
    Pleased it wasn't just me on this one, it even looked like he had Parkinson's like Hitler toward the end of the war!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr sayers View Post
    Pleased it wasn't just me on this one, it even looked like he had Parkinson's like Hitler toward the end of the war!
    Programme idea - an idiot in Europe - get Gervais to dress at Hitler and fumble around European Cities while Pilko and Merchant set some tasks for him from the comfort of their gaff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sie-Fly View Post
    Programme idea - an idiot in Europe - get Gervais to dress at Hitler and fumble around European Cities while Pilko and Merchant set some tasks for him from the comfort of their gaff
    Like the idea but not too sure Sky 1 will go for it Sie mate!
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    Leaving questions of taste to one side, if I may, I didn't really understand what Gervais was driving at comically in Derek. The slapstick was very crude (sitting in some crumble, falling into a pond) and there were none of the nuanced relationships or verbal flights that made the Office so masterful for me. Do you think Gervais intended it to be a sentimental tear-jerker rather than the ironic comedy he previously focused on? Maybe he just misjudged its tone and what people expect of him. That said, even if he did mean it to be a gentle drama, it's very odd and very bad. I wonder if it was always intended to be screened, as pilots are rarely shown in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by medlar View Post
    Gervais is an unfunny annoying nob, there, I said it
    Never like ANYTHING he does. Over-rated arse. In mho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glengowla View Post
    Leaving questions of taste to one side, if I may, I didn't really understand what Gervais was driving at comically in Derek. The slapstick was very crude (sitting in some crumble, falling into a pond) and there were none of the nuanced relationships or verbal flights that made the Office so masterful for me. Do you think Gervais intended it to be a sentimental tear-jerker rather than the ironic comedy he previously focused on? Maybe he just misjudged its tone and what people expect of him. That said, even if he did mean it to be a gentle drama, it's very odd and very bad. I wonder if it was always intended to be screened, as pilots are rarely shown in the UK.
    Judging by the 'heart tugging' piano cue that fired up all the time I think RG thinks he's creating great pathos here. He's no Peter Sellers, he was the weakest perfomer in it. Should have given the part to someone who can actually act. It wasn't awful but it wasn't a great success. You could see every gag or emotion rug pull coming a mile off. Doubt we will see anymore of it.

    At least it wasn't out and out nasty like Life Is Short. That just got more and more horrible as it went on. It gave us an an amazing Liam neeson cameo though.

    BTW Saxondale does get better with repeat viewings. S2 is great stuff.
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