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TOONARMY12 03-04-2012 22:56

Ricky Gervais new comedy- Derek
 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ek-sitcom.html.

Starts next week. Will anyone be watching?

performingmonk 03-04-2012 23:22

After seeing the clips I won't be watching. I didn't even smile at the clips, it looks boring and unfunny as hell. Gervais trying to play a 'dumb' character with a constant stupid expression on his face is like the kind of thing he might have done in the past but as parody, not as something we're meant to take straight. Karl playing a role other than himself (even though it IS just himself) is also pointless.

I loved The Office and Extras, so I'm not just someone who bashes Gervais for the sake of it. I just wish he'd go back to doing something good. Life's Too Short, while a great idea, was dreadfully executed.

performingmonk 03-04-2012 23:55

Btw, they are calling this a 'pilot', right? Well they blatantly know it's not good enough to go to series, which is why it's being shown! There's absolutely no chance more will be made. It's easy to say that now even.

Deserana 12 04-04-2012 00:35

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Originally Posted by performingmonk (Post 57472782)
Btw, they are calling this a 'pilot', right? Well they blatantly know it's not good enough to go to series, which is why it's being shown! There's absolutely no chance more will be made. It's easy to say that now even.

You do know how stupid this sounds right?

Channel 4 screen the pilot, if the response is good a series is made. Why does it just being a pilot mean its rubbish EVERY show has a pilot.

cliffy91 04-04-2012 00:55

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Originally Posted by performingmonk (Post 57472782)
Btw, they are calling this a 'pilot', right? Well they blatantly know it's not good enough to go to series, which is why it's being shown! There's absolutely no chance more will be made. It's easy to say that now even.

Ricky is currently writing a full series for it so someone must be interested in it

Crimsonmon 04-04-2012 01:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by performingmonk (Post 57472782)
Btw, they are calling this a 'pilot', right? Well they blatantly know it's not good enough to go to series, which is why it's being shown! There's absolutely no chance more will be made. It's easy to say that now even.

4 often show pilots.

AA2009 04-04-2012 01:17

Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?

Andy Birkenhead 04-04-2012 06:20

How come this is on Channel 4, when everything else he has done has been shown on BBC2 ? (Apart from his stand-ups and An Idiot Abroad)

doom&gloom 04-04-2012 09:42

In the clip he looked like he was doing a schoolyard "spaz" face, if it wasn't Ricky Gervais would the right-on Channel 4 touch this with a barge pole?

penelopesimpson 04-04-2012 09:59

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Originally Posted by cliffy91 (Post 57473451)
Ricky is currently writing a full series for it so someone must be interested in it

Yeah, and it's his cat.

valkay 04-04-2012 10:24

Thanks for telling us, so we can avoid it.:rolleyes:

sensoria 04-04-2012 10:28

I will be, the man writes stuff that hits my humour.

Heavenly 04-04-2012 11:00

I adore Ricky Gervais, love The Office and Extras and have seen him live twice. But was very disappointed with Life's Too Short so am hoping Derek will be better. :)

TOONARMY12 04-04-2012 11:11

Am confused though. I thought he was playing a service user of a day centre but hes playing somebody who works at a retirement home?

BinCat 04-04-2012 11:52

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Originally Posted by TOONARMY12 (Post 57476132)
Am confused though. I thought he was playing a service user of a day centre but hes playing somebody who works at a retirement home?

I don't know, in the clips he's shown stroking an old ladies hair, so maybe he visits the centre every day to see his Mum/Nan?

Deserana 12 04-04-2012 11:56

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Originally Posted by valkay (Post 57475622)
Thanks for telling us, so we can avoid it.:rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by penelopesimpson (Post 57475340)
Yeah, and it's his cat.

Oh the wit of some people.

far2cool 04-04-2012 12:41

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Originally Posted by AA2009 (Post 57473630)
Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?

that possible?

theonlyweeman 04-04-2012 13:26

It's an appauling trailer, maybe their saving the best bits for the show, so they don't ruin it? [Wishful thinking, it's probably gonna be crap]

valkay 04-04-2012 15:07

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Originally Posted by Deserana 12 (Post 57476704)
Oh the wit of some people.

Same as Gervaise?:eek:

cliffy91 04-04-2012 15:33

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Originally Posted by AA2009 (Post 57473630)
Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?

Still think I'm the only person in the country who liked that :o

Treble 04-04-2012 15:50

I'm really not a fan of Ricky Gervais, the only time I found him slightly amusing, was on the simpsons when he 'guest starred' on that.

TOONARMY12 04-04-2012 15:51

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Originally Posted by far2cool (Post 57477426)
that possible?

I liked Lifes Too short! :eek:. "heads to unpopular tv opinions thread".

Viscount Byron 04-04-2012 17:47

Lifes too Short was great at times but as somebody said it was poorly executed.

I wonder if Ricky decided to make ''Derek'' after the ''2 mongs don't make a right'' incident? :D

Gusto Brunt 04-04-2012 18:05

I've always thought Gervais was a one trick pony. I never liked The Office, and I thought Extras was self indulgent sychophantic rubbish.

His 'dwarf' comedy had a lot of short comings and basically bombed. Now he's drafted in his former radio producer Karl in an acting role. Once again, his lack of judgement shows no bounds. Just another mate put in an acting role, whether he can act or not.

As usual, I won't be watching. :)

Alrightmate 04-04-2012 18:26

That face he's constantly pulling looks like the 'Joey' impression children did when I was at school.

That in itself isn't a good sign. Not only for obvious reasons but also because it just doesn't look believable. It looks more like a Little Britain character.
Which might work if that's the type of cartoony show he's trying to make, but not if he's trying to do the reality fly on the wall style comedy that he usually does.


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