Originally Posted by theonlyweeman
All the reviews so far seem to be quite good, which is unusual given the whole 'is he bullying the diabled' thing. Loads of sitcoms feature characters that are probably autistic, how come they're only complaining when Ricky Gervais does it? Hmmm...
I think that some people find themselves unable to relate on the level they might relate to someone portraying say, Adrian Mole, Mr Pooter or Frank Spencer, even with Alan Partridge you may feel something approaching empathy. In the trailers I found Derek an alienating persona, but I will watch and hope to change my mind.