After Life - new Ricky Gervais series on Netflix

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  1. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member Thread Starter

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  2. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    A little more information, please? For instance, just in case this is about the afterlife...which one in the picture plays "Ricky"...?
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Throw the dog a bone ?
     
  4. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

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    Watched 4 of the 6 episodes last night.
    I liked it. It alternates between ornery Ricky and sweet human Ricky.
    I liked the Sandy character, a woman of few words.

    That dog keeps saving his life.
     
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  5. tman53

    tman53 Vinyl is an Addiction

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    I went thru 3 episodes and really like this show. Reminds me a bit his Invention of Lying.
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    That's good news! I plan to watch this series this weekend.

    I adore his Derek series.
     
  7. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    I started the first episode late last night, but then promptly fell asleep, when I woke up, I saw that it ran through 4 episodes, before it stopped itself.
    I'll try again later.
     
  8. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    I like it, has the heart of his previous work without the mawkish of Derek.
    Great cast too.
     
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  9. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    LOVED punching that punk in the face with the can of dog food in his fist !!!
     
  10. tman53

    tman53 Vinyl is an Addiction

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    I finished up the season. This show can be funny, sad, crude and heartwarming. I think Gervais may just be a genius.
     
  11. vertigone

    vertigone Forum Resident

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    I binged it all in one sitting last night and loved it. It's soooo dark in places but hilarious in others, and also warm. It's a balance not many are able to pull off. Really good and powerful song choices too.

    In the scene where he calmly hands the guy money to buy drugs and kill himself, most writers/directors would not have the nerve to have it play out the way that it did. And then to take it further by having Tony not feel any guilt at the outcome, but rather that he still felt he did something merciful was...wow.
     
  12. GodShifter

    GodShifter Low Key Faded Bro®

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    In.

    Ricky Gervais is my favorite performing comedian/actor ever. *

    *Though “Derek” was wretched.
     
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  13. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

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    Just finished.
    I loved it. I was perfect as is, I hope there is no more.
    Just a really lovely warm ending.
     
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    thanks! gonna check this out. I like him. : )
     
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  15. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    One of the finest things I've ever seen.
     
  16. tman53

    tman53 Vinyl is an Addiction

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    Agreed.
     
  17. tman53

    tman53 Vinyl is an Addiction

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    Does anyone know what the songs were in the final episode? One of them sounded like Matthew Sweet but I didn't recognize it.
     
  18. dougotte

    dougotte Petty, Annoying Dilettante

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    I was unaware of it until I read a scathing review at the AV Club site. I usually enjoy Gervais' work, so I thought I'd give it a try. It can't be as bad as the review.

    I turned it off after watching half of the first episode. I agree with the review. His character is selfish and obnoxious. Several things were a bit funny, but overall it's very unpleasant.

    Maybe I was just in the wrong mood, so I'll try again another time.
     
  19. RolandG

    RolandG Forum Resident

    No, he's hurt and grieving and lashing out like a wounded animal. Stick with it and you'll see his journey.
     
  20. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

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    It’s from that one off Thorns record he did with (I think) Pete Droge and Shawn Mullins.
     
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  21. GodShifter

    GodShifter Low Key Faded Bro®

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    I liked this a lot.

    Seemed like a long movie as opposed to a series, though. There seems very little to go on here with a second season. It could be done, but probably shouldn’t.
     
  22. DML71

    DML71 Forum Resident

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    I say stick with it. I’m 3 episodes in and the characters develop.
     
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  23. I like it. Far more enjoyable than his last show.
     
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  24. GodShifter

    GodShifter Low Key Faded Bro®

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    Not much of a contest there ...
     
  25. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Better than Letterkenny?
     

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