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Old 03-04-2012, 22:56
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ek-sitcom.html.

Starts next week. Will anyone be watching?
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Old 03-04-2012, 23:22
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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.
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Old 03-04-2012, 23:55
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 00:35
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 00:55
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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
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:03
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:17
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Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:20
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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)
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:42
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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?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:59
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Ricky is currently writing a full series for it so someone must be interested in it
Yeah, and it's his cat.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:24
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Thanks for telling us, so we can avoid it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:28
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I will be, the man writes stuff that hits my humour.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:00
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:11
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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?
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:52
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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?
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:56
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Thanks for telling us, so we can avoid it.
Yeah, and it's his cat.
Oh the wit of some people.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:41
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Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?
that possible?
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Old 04-04-2012, 13:26
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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]
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Old 04-04-2012, 15:07
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Oh the wit of some people.
Same as Gervaise?
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Old 04-04-2012, 15:33
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Will it be as bad as Life's Too Short?
Still think I'm the only person in the country who liked that
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Old 04-04-2012, 15:50
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 15:51
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I liked Lifes Too short! . "heads to unpopular tv opinions thread".
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Old 04-04-2012, 17:47
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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?
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Old 04-04-2012, 18:05
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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.
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Old 04-04-2012, 18:26
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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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