I really want to like this show. All the criticism from last week was born of a desire for Life’s Too Short to be the worthy successor to The Office and the often under-rated Extras. This is episode four out of seven, the halfway point in the series, and although Gervais’ comedies rarely follow a standard narrative arc, this [...]
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November 25, 2011
It has to be said that like (I’m sure) many other viewers, Ricky Gervais has forced me into a love-hate relationship with his work. He’s a genuinely funny chap. The quality of The Office from top to bottom should not be forgotten as a turning point in British television, and for all its failings Extras ended with [...]
September 29, 2011
The ‘bald headed buffoon’ is back on our telly boxes. Not my words, but those of fellow chums Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as they send him on more outrageous challenges that will no doubt make us chuckle at the very least.