Author Topic: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]  (Read 25120 times)

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #240 on: September 19, 2021, 12:05:21 PM »
This probably does mean it's got a transphobic bit. Bravely

Well, he has retweeted James Dreyfus's praise:

https://mobile.twitter.com/DreyfusJames/status/1439266121488769025

"a man who has successfully blurred the wafer thin line between the real RG and the painfully hilarious character". Oh fuck off JD, he's not Larry David. He's not even Jack Dee.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #241 on: September 19, 2021, 12:09:35 PM »
Oh yeah he's blurred that line like a champ.

Ricky Gervais, how DO you portay an egotistical out-of-touch sack of shit who relies on saying whatever lazy stereotype is on his mind as a substitute for actual jokes SO well?

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #242 on: September 19, 2021, 12:15:27 PM »
How does he blur that line so well? I think it may be the way the character just happens to dress exactly like the actor does in real life. Inspired.

After Life is like a British Curb where the main character is always right and always "wins" and goes through life DESTROYING everyone who disagrees with him- ie, boring.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #243 on: September 19, 2021, 12:25:39 PM »
Never has a man said so fucking little by saying so much.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #244 on: September 19, 2021, 12:33:06 PM »
How does he blur that line so well? I think it may be the way the character just happens to dress exactly like the actor does in real life. Inspired.

After Life is like a British Curb where the main character is always right and always "wins" and goes through life DESTROYING everyone who disagrees with him- ie, boring.

It is funny how so few of Curb’s or One Foot in the Grave’s imitators get what made those shows work.

Like, Victor is more often “in the right” than Larry is, but he’s still an unbearable knob head whose one-upmanship is a substitute for how unhappy his life is. And Larry’s life is less sad but his unfiltered worldview, while often right, is just as often wrong. And even when right, goes about it by making his life so much worse.

EDIT: While Jack Dee’s Lead Balloon is a rather blah, ho-hum show, at least it gets that the unfiltered attitude is fucking up his life.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #245 on: September 19, 2021, 04:23:44 PM »
Several gushing respondents to that James Dreyfus tweet have green and purple heart emojis next to their names. Why might that be I wonder. Liberal use of the word genius there as well.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #246 on: September 19, 2021, 04:31:15 PM »
fucking hell are they still making this shite?

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« Reply #247 on: September 19, 2021, 04:40:47 PM »
I hope he pushes another drug addict to kill himself, calls a child a cunt and sees a phantom with Kerry Godliman’s face advancing across a pond to him like Sadako in Ringu. Such brave television, he tells It like It is and the snowflakes cannot stand It!

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #248 on: September 19, 2021, 04:46:52 PM »
I hope he pushes another drug addict to kill himself, calls a child a cunt and sees a phantom with Kerry Godliman’s face advancing across a pond to him like Sadako in Ringu. Such brave television, he tells It like It is and the snowflakes cannot stand It!

It being a sewer-dwelling kid eater, yeah?

I mean it has been 27 years since gervais was any good aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #249 on: September 19, 2021, 05:01:02 PM »
It being a sewer-dwelling kid eater, yeah?

I mean it has been 27 years since gervais was any good aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hey look it’s a gay-bashing clown who must be destroyed

And over there is Stephen King’s monster Pennywise

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #250 on: September 19, 2021, 05:18:09 PM »
What the fuck is this reply? https://twitter.com/bella_beddywhip/status/1400448468435361799

I thought it was a pisstake but it actually seems to be a Gervais superfan desperate to get their dog in the show.
but it uses first person as if the dog is tweeting! Incredible. Watch out snowflakes.

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #251 on: September 19, 2021, 05:48:45 PM »
Hey look it’s a gay-bashing clown who must be destroyed

And over there is Stephen King’s monster Pennywise

Total sidetrack but I am still pissed off that the fillums missed the point that King was externally slighting homophobia (and intolerance in general; what with the massive Mike Hanlon chapters) with the whole book's structure, and instead focused on a spooky culown who don't like the gays.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #252 on: September 20, 2021, 04:20:42 PM »
I hope he pushes another drug addict to kill himself, calls a child a cunt and sees a phantom with Kerry Godliman’s face advancing across a pond to him like Sadako in Ringu. Such brave television, he tells It like It is and the snowflakes cannot stand It!

THANK YOU for the reminder


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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #253 on: September 20, 2021, 04:47:22 PM »
That shot... dear god.

Hey Ricky, how about you stare wistfully at your wife as she swims in the distance?
Is she staring and smiling directly into the camera?
Well... no. She's in the distance. She's swimming. The audience will infer that...
Then how will people know I'm nice?
Er...
Fuck sake guys SUBTEXT yeah? I can't be the only one on top of this yeah?
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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #254 on: September 20, 2021, 05:02:21 PM »

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Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #255 on: September 20, 2021, 05:22:47 PM »
The shrink is the absolute low point. If he's still in it, having been outed as a fraud and a misogynist, then it's just a sequence of crap sketches and mawkish monologues rather than an actual narrative with any direction or attempt at maintaining plausible characters (which was already happening in the first episode of Series 1 but has gradually worsened).

I haven't seen the show but I bloody bet this shrink character will still be there. He loves writing oblivious incompetents, and will have the main character continue to employ them for no reason at all so he (Gervais) can keep having them muck everything up with hilarious consequences (see Darren Lamb, the accountant from Life's Too Short, the assistant from Life's Too Short, Kev from off Derek)

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