Topic: Derek

Derek

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section or someone's already posted about it (i can't find it if it has, but i'm so noob at forums  roll )
But i was wondering what other people think of the pilot episode of Ricky Gervais's 'Derek'.
Other (non TV) forums i visit have been slating it, but half of them didn't even finish watching the full episode - which pisses me off no end -
So i'm wondering what the (more open minded) people of this forum think.
Personally i thought it was very good, funny in moments and emotional in others, it had me in tears at one point sad

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Thought of doing a topic about it. For me it was fantastic and a nice change from doing awkward comedies (LTS made me laugh, but didn't engage me in any way). It was a warm thing to watch, that blossomed with every minute. I think this could be Gervais's best work since the Office, surely his best role yet. And Karl's acting really made me suprised, he was very good at it!

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Yea I agree with everything you said Orlando, i was a little sceptical about him playing that character for a whole episode/series, but i think like you said this is probably his best role yet.
It was also great to see Karl Pilkington Acting, even though he was basically playing himself  big_smile

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Really not a show for me. Probably should have checked what the show was about before tuning in. To me Gervais is at his best with witty comedy. Just too depressing for me for a comedy. This may sound rude but I don't want to watch old people living their seemingly boring life at an old folks home.

Good thing about this show was that it reminded me to watch an idiot abroad. I've been struggling with a flu for a week now and have had trouble finding shows to watch.

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Well I do agree that it shouldn't be labeled as a comedy, more of a drama with a bit of comedy.

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So how many of you went to youtube to watch that Hamster on a Piano clip?

...I did.

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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I follow Ricky on Twitter and he gave us a link to that vid. smile

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Orlando wrote:

I follow Ricky on Twitter and he gave us a link to that vid. smile

I don't have time to follow twitter feeds... smile

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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oook i wanted to give the show a chance but then after 5 minutes i...


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A lot of people tend to do that, sadly.

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Ricky Gervais  @rickygervais
DEREK FAQ It was a one off. Writing the series now. A drama with funny bits. It's scripted. Yes I want a US release. Yes my jaw ached.

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Have big hopes for this show...pilote was great.

How you can delete something after 5 mins is beyond me, not the patient type then...at all  tongue

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3UvuoCF … e=youtu.be

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https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status … 2974680065

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfdsf78HMdA

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http://nickyclark.blogspot.com/2013/01/ … l?spref=tw

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I can't wait for this to start big_smile

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I very much enjoyed it smile
Same as the pilot, had me feeling mixed emotions.

Slow start as I'd seen most of the opening clips before hand, but after that, great stuff.

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This series is fantastic.

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It's advertised in the UK, and generally you would have thought they would show the best or funniest bits for adverts, but it's truly awful.  I am not a fan of Ricky anyway, he is not funny, but this show is just bad.

And no, I didn't like The Office either.

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Still loving every episode.
Lived up to all my expectations and more.
Never known a show that pulls at my heartstrings one minute then has me laughing the next and vice versa.

In case anyone didn't notice there was a 'making of Derek' on after last nights episode, most of the clips have been on youtube before hand though.

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it's truly awful.  I am not a fan of Ricky anyway, he is not funny, but this show is just bad.

And no, I didn't like The Office either.

Maybe his sort of comedy is not for you, I'd give up trying to watch his stuff now m8, you can join the army of Ricky Gervais haters, and they are out there  smile

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I just watched the first episode, but I almost could not finish it. It's really bad  mad

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I got confused because I thought Derek is the UK remake of the German tv-series Derrick big_smile

But after watching the pilot I must say that's a bold move of Gervais to play this Rainman like character. The whole concept looks like The Office. I don't know if I keep watching this, but the show is great smile

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Damn it - I'm hooked.

Ricky Gervais is a genius. I don't know how he pulled this off (again) but this Broad Hill home is even more interesting than The Office back in the days.
Although I must admit that it is really hard to understand at some points, so I'm missing probably many jokes.

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Have you seen this clip Blackbox?
Brent's back

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The last 15 seconds.... so funny  big_smile

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