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Old 10-04-2012, 22:39
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i think gervias will end up moving to hollywood and concentrat on movies im surprised he hasnt already
He tried that, sadly for him no-one wanted to watch them.

The one about the dentist is one of the very few films I've not managed to make it the whole way through, and boy have I watched some crap.

In Gervais' defence he didn't write that one, although his acting certainly didn't help.
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Old 10-04-2012, 22:56
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But everybody does that. It's completely normal.
We see a bit about a programme and decide if we think we'll watch it or not.

If that's precisely the sort of reaction Gervais ridicules then that would be a ridiculous position to take.
People have to discriminate and make a judgement call about upcoming programmes due to air otherwise everybody would watch every single programme that appears on TV.
No we wouldn't.
We watch what we are interested in . If we decide not to watch something because of clips thats fair enough but that then removes out right to make any comment or judgements upon it .
The post I replied to has made a judgement on the content- not just a decision whether to watch .

I don't comment on the things I don't watch .
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:59
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He needs to stop pulling that face.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:16
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He tried that, sadly for him no-one wanted to watch them.

The one about the dentist is one of the very few films I've not managed to make it the whole way through, and boy have I watched some crap.

In Gervais' defence he didn't write that one, although his acting certainly didn't help.
I really enjoyed Cemetary Junction.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:20
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Richard Bacon on Radio 5 live I'm guessing.
MoS, again guessing Mail on Sunday, 'write up'.

I won't be watching, unless I stumble across it.
Just thought I'd see how irate people can get about Gervais, because other people are into him and sing his praises.
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Thanks - I'm not up on references to modern media, I'm afraid.

I'll probably watch the first episode, and see how I like it. What I look forward to most is the OTT reaction on here to anyone who dares to criticise it in the slightest way.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:22
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I'll probably watch the first episode, and see how I like it. What I look forward to most is the OTT reaction on here to anyone who dares to criticise it in the slightest way.
Not necessarily, the thread for Life's Too Short was mainly negative, even die hard Gervais fans weren't keen overall.
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:35
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i think gervias will end up moving to hollywood and concentrat on movies im surprised he hasnt already
Because his films are utter pants!
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:36
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I'll probably watch the first episode, and see how I like it.
I thought it was a one off pilot episode?
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Old 11-04-2012, 17:45
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Not necessarily, the thread for Life's Too Short was mainly negative, even die hard Gervais fans weren't keen overall.
Which didn't stop a few of the fans criticising anyone who expressed dissatisfaction.

I thought it was a one off pilot episode?
Oops, I think you're right. Okay...I'll watch the one episode, then.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:35
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I heard Bacon's show and the three guests and Bacon all loved it.

However on Radio 4 Front Row Mark Lawson and his guest both disliked it, not because of any worry about bad taste, but they said that for a comedy drama it was neither funny nor dramatic.

So it seems as if we are going to have the now usual split opinion about post-Extras Gervais.
There's certainly a lot of hostility towards Gervais and not just the downmarket tabloids.

I do wish people would shut the **** up comparing one character in one show with another.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:39
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He tried that, sadly for him no-one wanted to watch them.

The one about the dentist is one of the very few films I've not managed to make it the whole way through, and boy have I watched some crap.In Gervais' defence he didn't write that one, although his acting certainly didn't help.
Ghost Town was actually one of the best films of the year. I know a few people who are not fans who were surprised how good it was. And rather moving as well.

But you wouldn't know that as you only saw part of it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:41
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I will be watching for Karl and Karl only, because he is funny.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:55
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I only realised thats its a one off and it being on channel 4 a one off 20 minute episode what is the point.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:57
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I rather agree with what they said on Front Row that the 'problem' is now Gervais himself being so overwhelmingly Ricky Gervais rather than a character. I am not a big fan but I acknowlege his talent and loved him doing the Awards, but he is such a 'big' personality that he just becomes the show. Maybe he should concentrate on the writing instead, but I do think it's going to be a problem for him.
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:44
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by 10 30 pm youl be saying it was good i bet
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Old 12-04-2012, 17:12
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I only realised thats its a one off and it being on channel 4 a one off 20 minute episode what is the point.
C4 tend to show many of their pilot comedy shows.
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:31
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30mins till the baying salivating mob on here rip Derek to shreds!

Please no one be surprised, you can just tell it's going to happen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:02
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Here goes. Hope it's good, I love Gervais.

Haters gonna hate, welcome to you all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:04
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Is it a one off or a series?
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:04
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30mins till the baying salivating mob on here rip Derek to shreds!

Please no one be surprised, you can just tell it's going to happen.
I'm watching and I'm completely openminded.
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:05
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Used to be a caretaker at school exactly like Karl Pilkington! eeery! o.0

Not a bad start so far.
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:06
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Karl Pilkington could burp the alphabet and I'd watch it over and over again. What a legend.
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:06
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Hamster on a piano made me laugh lol
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:07
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i love that Karl Pilkington is playing himself!
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Old 12-04-2012, 22:08
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That's the guy who Ricky and Steve loved and put him in Extras as the superfan and then in Cemetary Junction as the cafe owner.
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