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Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« on: February 13, 2020, 08:56:47 PM »

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 08:57:47 PM »
Oooofffff

Blue Jam

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 08:59:31 PM »
SPOILER: The dog doesn't die, so who does???

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 09:04:00 PM »
I rarely take the piss out of Trump because all it does is remind me that he succeeded in becoming POTUS. I have similar feelings when it comes to this show and the fact that it wasn’t universally panned, let alone that it garnered mostly positive reviews. We’ll always have that NTA moment, I suppose.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 09:04:40 PM »


Fuck is this?

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 09:05:46 PM »
I thought we all hated Gervais?

I like this show, and most his others, some flawed, but better than Mrs Brown's Boys and the whole.

He might be up his own arse but he does have 'it'....

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 09:12:34 PM »
Fucking got to watch this to get new Brian Gittins material, FUCK'S SAKE

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 09:15:35 PM »
To be honest if he pulled a Life's Too Short special trick (making Les Dennis, Keith Chegwin and Barry the lead characters with more focus than Warwick) and this series is all about Brian, I'll genuinely love him for it.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2020, 09:16:22 PM »


Fuck is this?

Genuinely confused this with Derek for a long time. Tried to fit that image into my ideas of Derek, wasn't working. Thought 'Didn't Tony Way play a paper thin cariacature of a banker? Why is he dressed so shit and playing solitaire? I don't remember Cunk being in it either'

Different show, isn't it? Completely different.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2020, 09:32:02 PM »
Need Gervais to say this is "the favourite thing I've ever done" before I can get excited about this.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2020, 09:43:25 PM »
Fucking got to watch this to get new Brian Gittins material, FUCK'S SAKE

You must really like Gittins! Cus I think he's fucking shit in Derek and this, and I generally quite like him...

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2020, 09:45:32 PM »
It was just perplexing stuff and this new series is another layer of bewilderment.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2020, 11:44:48 PM »
There's something very suspicious about how quickly this whole endeavour has transpired, if it's slated to drop in April!

I'm expecting Gervais to have pulled a single pass at the script out of his ass and immediately prepared for filming, since the sycophants funding this clearly have no interest in editorial oversight or quality control in respect of the writing.

However the actual production values, in terms of the filming and editing of series 1, were clearly quite high (frustratingly so, given those resources could have gone to something of better quality.)

How was this pulled together so fast?

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2020, 11:54:51 PM »
He has said on several occasions in the past that he hates reading.  Rewrites require poring through your script countless times.  I cannot see a man who proudly claims not to have read a single book in a Millennial's lifetime having the discipline to do that, no matter how self-absorbed he may be.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2020, 12:12:55 AM »
He has said on several occasions in the past that he hates reading.  Rewrites require poring through your script countless times.  I cannot see a man who proudly claims not to have read a single book in a Millennial's lifetime having the discipline to do that, no matter how self-absorbed he may be.

Good point, but I would question whether the obvious lack of quality control relating to the script of series 1 is merely a lack of writing discipline - or simply the product of sheer arrogance?

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 12:16:16 AM »
Need Gervais to say this is "the favourite thing I've ever done" before I can get excited about this.

Already has done on Twitter. His best work yet!

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2020, 04:02:23 AM »


Fuck is this?

Genuinely looking for Ron and the dog photoshopped into this. Is it real?

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2020, 05:35:45 AM »
There's something very suspicious about how quickly this whole endeavour has transpired, if it's slated to drop in April!

I'm expecting Gervais to have pulled a single pass at the script out of his ass and immediately prepared for filming, since the sycophants funding this clearly have no interest in editorial oversight or quality control in respect of the writing.

However the actual production values, in terms of the filming and editing of series 1, were clearly quite high (frustratingly so, given those resources could have gone to something of better quality.)

How was this pulled together so fast?

If I remember it right, he knocked off the Derek pilot within a few months of #monggate. Having his own production company probably helps, as well as Channel 4 and Netflix being (unaccountably) desperate for any old shite he wants to throw their way. Doesn’t say much about how long he actually spends writing it though, does it?

With After Life, there is some potential in the idea and even the characters, but it’s so clearly a rushed-off first attempt that wasn’t revisited once the wine wore off. The last few episodes in particular felt like he was just trying to reach the necessary page count. I recognize it because it’s exactly what I’m guilty of when I have a go at writing, but I’m not the one getting paid millions for my output (as he’d no doubt like to remind me).

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2020, 06:57:42 AM »
The Derek special came straight on the heels of series 2 as well.

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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2020, 07:31:26 AM »
I quite enjoyed moments of the first After Life. Some of the jokes didn't work but there are some funny moments sprinkled here and there.

Also, the graveyard conversations featuring Penelope Wilton were nice.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2020, 09:14:45 AM »
I quite enjoyed moments of the first After Life. Some of the jokes didn't work but there are some funny moments sprinkled here and there.

Also, the graveyard conversations featuring Penelope Wilton were nice.

They were odd. Sat there waiting for him all series like Zoltar. The back and forth between Wilton's professionalism and Gervais tooth-itching efforts to add very serious weight to the character, while unconvincingly explaining everything to the audience like a teacher standing in for another subject

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2020, 12:15:40 PM »
Maybe this time it'll be about the grief that the junkie's friends and family suffered after Gervais murdered him?

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2020, 12:19:36 PM »
Or, fingers crossed, the new girlfriend he snared at the end of S1 will have died of cancer and he goes back to square one.

Watch out tubby little ginger cunts and heroin addicts!

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2020, 12:23:24 PM »
Maybe this time it'll be about the grief that the junkie's friends and family suffered after Gervais murdered him?

I’d forgotten about that, unfathomable and ridiculous.  Largely unremarked upon outside of this forum so maybe it’s actually ok.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2020, 12:26:56 PM »
The saddest thing about that guy's death is that there won't be any more scenes of Ricky smoking opioids. Genuinely hilarious. What soundtracked that? Fucking 'White Rabbit' or something else ridiculously on-the-nose wasn't it?

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2020, 12:30:06 PM »
Rocket Man.

And yes, Ricky smoking heroin in a cigarette was bizarre enough to be amusing.

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2020, 12:31:38 PM »
Haha Rocket Man! Of course.

"Cos I'm gonna be hiiiiigh as a kite"
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Blue Jam

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2020, 12:32:51 PM »
Yes, Rocket Man, because he's getting high, geddit?

"Cos I'm gonna be hiiiiigh as a kite"
"I miss my wife"

So subtle. Total genius.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2020, 12:33:48 PM »
Rocket Man.

And yes, Ricky smoking heroin in a cigarette was bizarre enough to be amusing.

Ha ha, yes of course! 'I'm gonna be high as a kite...I miss my wife'

'Thanks for the drugs mate. Sorry you're suicidal like me. I'm not going to kill myself of course but you definitely should. Here are the resources you need'.

'Sorry I missed the funeral and that your friend is dead'.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 2
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2020, 12:48:37 PM »
I've been rewatching season 4 of Better Call Saul ahead of the new season. If fans of After Life saw the bit where Chuck and Jimmy do The Winner Takes It All at karaoke their minds would explode. Not to mention the portrayal of a man dealing with grief in a way that doesn't involve swearing at small children and having a tantrum over fish fingers- how the fuck did Gervais get a Golden Rose of Montreax for that?

How does After Life get so much praise from its fans? Are their bars really set that low?

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