Ricky Gervais as 'Derek'

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I like the fact that he is a millionaire but still seems down to earth and likes to potter about in B&Q etc. Unless of course that is fabricated ;).

I reckon he does have a bit of money behind him now and I also reckon he likes to potter around in B&Q.
If I won the lottery, B&Q would be a big toyshop for me.
 
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Has this series been cancelled because I watched the first episode a few weeks ago and not seen any more episodes since?

I really liked the first episode too and was looking forward to the rest of the season.
 

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So the first episode of this was amazing! He's gone above and beyond in terms of office-esque realism. Can't wait for the next episode!
 
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Never know whether to cringe or laugh and that's why I find his stuff so good.
 
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I really enjoyed it, more of a drama/comedy which is a nice change. Will watch the series then make my full impression!

BTW, people who think Karl is an actor is a fool. Yeh he may play on it a little now, but he is not a "creation" of Gervais and Merchant.
 
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Would never watch again, Can't stand TV stuff like this nor did I like the office. It follows the same type of set up as Royale Family and that cafe and or Supermarket drama.

I chuckled on occasion but not my sort of show.
 
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^The thing is with Gervais's work, you need to see a whole series before judging them imo.

Branding it as similar to The Royle Family is pure recklessness.
 
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Saw this the other night and thought it was fantastic. My favourite bit had to be the conversation between the council worker and the guy on community service:

"Why are you on community service?"
"I threw something in me neighbour's skip."
"Oh and he called the police?! What did you throw in there?"
"His wife, she was doing my ******* head in."

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BTW, people who think Karl is an actor is a fool. Yeh he may play on it a little now, but he is not a "creation" of Gervais and Merchant.

So you are saying that you can't see the similarity in his actor lines in Derek to his 'normal' lines in An Idiot Abroad?
The bloke is a comedy genius.
 
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So you are saying that you can't see the similarity in his actor lines in Derek to his 'normal' lines in An Idiot Abroad?
The bloke is a comedy genius.

Please, let's not go down this road again. Can't everyone agree to disagree on the subject, seems to trash every Ricky Gervais related thread! I know you're a fan of their work, can we leave it at that?

Let's keep this on topic..

I know you didn't bring it up :)

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Great episode, the charachters are perfectly place. Glad that the semi-slapstick elements of the pilot haven't found their way into the main episodes; namely falling into the pond and sitting in custard.

I wish he would release them all now for a paid digital download. I find Office and Extras are far better when you watch a ton of them back to back.
 
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Second episode actually bought a tear to my eye - what brilliant writing.
Pilkington is showing himself to be a very believable actor also (or do they just tell him to be himself?).
 
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Really enjoyed episode 1, Kev seems a tad ott in places but apart from that it was quite a masterpiece. Then I saw episode 2 which was even better! Bravo Ricky!
 
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