It looks absolutely awful. It's hard to put Gervais at the Golden Globes, The Office and Extras in to the same circle as Life's Too Short and Derek.
It just looks really... bad. That expression he constantly pulls doesn't help either. It looks like Gervais acting like a mong, rather than... an actual television programme.
In Extras I thought the point was that When the Whistle Blows was a terrible out dated comedy and that Gervais was producing far better stuff. I suspect that WtWB would be better than a lot what Gervais has come up with since then.