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starring himself and Karl Pilkington. will air on April 12th.


anyone gonna watch this? i will. although, judging from these teasers, i think Gervais needs to take a time-out from directing and acting. shit looks kinda weak IMO. plus, Life's Too Short wasn't more than just "OK" either.

rant is over. LET'S GOOOO

 

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Is that for real? It looks terrible.

This!
yeah. it's basically Ricky tryna make his pals rich and famous nowadays. that's the feeling i get anyways.

that hunger and passion he had back when he did The Office and Extras seems to have withered away :(
 

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Channel 4 has released a series of video teasers for Derek, the new one-off comedy drama by Ricky Gervais.

Derek, which airs on C4 on 12 April at 10pm, centres on the character Derek Noakes, played by Gervais - who also writes and directs without any input from his creative partner, Stephen Merchant.

First conceived by Gervais even before the comic's first TV appearances on The 11 o'Clock Show, Derek is a sweet, innocent man whom most people would recognise as mentally vulnerable or having learning difficulties - although Gervais insists he is "normal" and does not have a disability.

Derek works in an old people's home - the pilot episode introduces him and his friends on the staff. Among those friends is Dougie, played by Gervais's sidekick on The Ricky Gervais Show, Karl Pilkington.

This is Pilkington's acting debut, and Dougie features heavily in the clips released today by C4, which generally do not focus on Derek himself. In the first two we see that Dougie is similar to Tim, Martin Freeman's character in The Office: while those around him may be happy with their surroundings, Dougie isn't.

These extracts also see Gervais making use of the idea that all the characters are being filmed for a documentary - a device familiar from The Office and Life's Too Short, but which elsewhere in Derek can feel superfluous.

Review
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-03-28/ricky-gervais-in-derek---review

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