Author Topic: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]  (Read 5413 times)

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #90 on: September 10, 2020, 04:29:37 PM »
Are you saying that Ricky Gervais, the only celebrity who "tells-it-like-it-is," the Hollywood soothsayer, the only celebrity who hates celebrity lifestyle (despite him talking about/and posing in front of his awards would suggest) is out of touch?

The irony is that in a world of Covid there is actually a potentially powerful emotional angle there for the character that he has created. A simple, sweet man with an innocent worldview/ learning difficulties, whose closest friends are all elderly and in care, coming to terms with the way this quiet world has suddenly been turned upside-down, trying in vain to protect his friends while having to deal with a heightened sense of fear, helplessness, loss... in the right hands that could be genuinely involving.

But he won't do that, because it would involve a) awareness, b) effort and c) being able to write.

Thomas

  • please describe an encounter with a squirrel
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #91 on: September 10, 2020, 04:32:43 PM »
It would also have the character Derek in it.

chveik

  • vampires have it easy
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #92 on: September 10, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »
I really hope he does a special though.

BritishHobo

  • That is a really reductive impression
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #93 on: September 10, 2020, 07:13:29 PM »
Kev tells Derek that the only way to cure COVID is to cough in the faces of the residents. Hannah watches on with a wry grin as he bends over and hacks germs onto the face of a nameless elderly woman, who chuckles and thanks him.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #94 on: September 10, 2020, 07:15:19 PM »
Oh fuck please let there be a Derek COVID-19 Special. C'mon Ricky don't be lazy it writes itself.

BritishHobo

  • That is a really reductive impression
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #95 on: September 10, 2020, 07:22:27 PM »
Kev switches all the hand sanitiser for vodka and then pranks Derek by telling him you can become immune to COVID-19 if you drink a whole bottle. Much laughter abounds as a fucked-off-his-face Derek stumbles into the caravan at the end of the night and throws up all over Kev's fat girlfriend's big fat gross fat vagina!!!! Urgh god she's so fat it's horrible, I'd be sick as well!!!! Kindness is magic

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #96 on: September 11, 2020, 12:14:50 AM »
It is revealed in the last 15 minutes of the special that Kev had a talent for building ventilators out of old dildos and butt plugs that he finds in skips. Derek's most favouriteist old person is saved by the marital aid powered miracle. Something about a covid grief dog.

H-O-W-L

  • Front Toward Enemy
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #97 on: September 11, 2020, 01:47:16 AM »
Derek sobs in an empty care home for 45 minutes. Go on, Gervais. Have the balls.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #98 on: September 11, 2020, 01:47:28 AM »
merchant navy’s boat gets riddled with covid, DIED

FerriswheelBueller

  • CaB rear of the year 2020
  • Silver Member
  • ****
  • Take it easy, but take it.
    • I am antsy for baseball in the off-season.
Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #99 on: September 11, 2020, 02:01:24 AM »
merchant navy’s boat gets riddled with covid, DIED

Think he’s a bit too savvy to get involved mate

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2020, 11:17:51 AM »
Why isn't Ricky doing COVID informational films. Derek showing the correct way to interact with relatives through glass windows, that kind of thing? Surely Ricky would be self-important enough to do it if he was asked. Or is he too busy writing?

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #101 on: September 11, 2020, 12:14:55 PM »
COVID was invented by his bezzie mate Science, so he's secretly fucking loving its rampage across the planet.

Re: Ricky Gervais's After Life series 3 [split topic]
« Reply #102 on: September 11, 2020, 01:44:50 PM »
Think he’s a bit too savvy to get involved mate

turns out i didn’t actually know what the merchant navy was

Tags: