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.