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Watched episode 1

 

Gervais is still a genius, his observation of humanity is amazing... having said that, hopefully it gets a few more laughs as it goes forward. :)

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10 minutes ago, ozleicester said:

Watched episode 1

 

Gervais is still a genius, his observation of humanity is amazing... having said that, hopefully it gets a few more laughs as it goes forward. :)

 

It does ...   :thumbup:

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I binge-watched this because of positive comments on here and have to say that I was disappointed.

 

I loved Gervais in The Office but this really exposed his limitations as an actor. He should stick to writing, imo.

 

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Ah man, I was struggling with this thinking that it wasn’t quite my cup of tea. I’ve watched the last 3 episodes tonight and I’ve been in absolute tears at some of the scenes, absolutely hilarious. 

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On 02/03/2019 at 01:22, deejdeej said:

Kev from Derek is one of the funniest characters of all time.

Seen his stand up at the comedy festival the other year. Proper belly laugh. 

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I think it started well but my god is it a load of soppy bollocks by the end like, since his split from merchant you can really tell his limitations as a writer, think I preferred it to Derek though. Like the fat lad who looked like a thumb he was quite funny at least

 

 

Also can he do anything without having to bang on about being an atheist? I couldn't care less like, why does he have to work it into everything he does 

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4 hours ago, The Horse's Mouth said:

I think it started well but my god is it a load of soppy bollocks by the end like, since his split from merchant you can really tell his limitations as a writer, think I preferred it to Derek though. Like the fat lad who looked like a thumb he was quite funny at least

 

 

Also can he do anything without having to bang on about being an atheist? I couldn't care less like, why does he have to work it into everything he does 

Ive only seen ep 1 so i cant judge, but given its a show called "After life" and is about death and loss etc... i guess the atheist thing plays a big part?

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It was good, enjoyed it but I think some of the praise as been a bit over the top. Maybe my expectations were raised too high given the positive reviews. Some real funny moments and its heartwarming at times. Glad it was only 6 short episodes so I could binge it in one night because I'm not sure I would have gone back to finish it off. 

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43 minutes ago, RowlattsFox said:

It was good, enjoyed it but I think some of the praise as been a bit over the top. Maybe my expectations were raised too high given the positive reviews. Some real funny moments and its heartwarming at times. Glad it was only 6 short episodes so I could binge it in one night because I'm not sure I would have gone back to finish it off. 

Same for me. I liked it, eventually. I didn't really "get" the character being a complete arsehole to everyone,  but it sort of came together at the end.

 

It was good - I enjoyed it - but I don't think I quite go along with the gushing praise for it.

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6 hours ago, ozleicester said:

Ive only seen ep 1 so i cant judge, but given its a show called "After life" and is about death and loss etc... i guess the atheist thing plays a big part?

Yeah wait till you've finished it, there's so much handfisted bollocks just to spout on about it. 

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1 hour ago, RowlattsFox said:

It was good, enjoyed it but I think some of the praise as been a bit over the top. Maybe my expectations were raised too high given the positive reviews. Some real funny moments and its heartwarming at times. Glad it was only 6 short episodes so I could binge it in one night because I'm not sure I would have gone back to finish it off. 

I think it was entertaining, but also enough in it to make people think about themselves and others and ways they don't usually. So I think that's why it's getting the reaction, as that's pretty rare these days.

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12 hours ago, The Horse's Mouth said:

Also can he do anything without having to bang on about being an atheist? I couldn't care less like, why does he have to work it into everything he does 

I get the impression he quite likes animals too :whistle:

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17 hours ago, The Horse's Mouth said:

I think it started well but my god is it a load of soppy bollocks by the end like, since his split from merchant you can really tell his limitations as a writer, think I preferred it to Derek though. Like the fat lad who looked like a thumb he was quite funny at least

 

 

Also can he do anything without having to bang on about being an atheist? I couldn't care less like, why does he have to work it into everything he does 

I think he is just padding it with stuff from his stand up routine.  In fact there is quite a bit or regurgitation - care home, office settings, recycled cast members from Derek and Extras, but nonetheless I loved it.  The breast milk rice pudding gag scene had me snorting my tea up my nose!

 

I get the impression that the character is a bit of an extreme example of Gervais himself.  A bit of a misanthrope but without the grief.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, murphy said:

I think he is just padding it with stuff from his stand up routine.  In fact there is quite a bit or regurgitation - care home, office settings, recycled cast members from Derek and Extras, but nonetheless I loved it.  The breast milk rice pudding gag scene had me snorting my tea up my nose!

 

I get the impression that the character is a bit of an extreme example of Gervais himself.  A bit of a misanthrope but without the grief.

 

 

I agree with the latter bit, at times I kept forgetting the characters name because it basically is Gervais

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thought it was alright, didn’t get the sensational hype. watchable but didn’t exactly change my life. next. 

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