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:-/ sorry if this is married goat but this is just terrible news.
Second bad thread today.
too much :(
You can make ONE more shit thread today xx
+ It'll stop him doing any of the even worse things he's done between Extras and this.
continually amazes me how much I hate him
fuck that sounded like the worst
hasn't been that bad.
this is still gonna be the worst, like
Weird he doesn't understand what was good about the office, it was an ensemble thing and the situations, which the familiar Brent character fit perfectly with. Something like Alan Partrige character was good enough and suited the change in fortunes format Brent not so much, could be wrong
He definitely doesn't seem to get what made The Office funny. Interesting you mention Alan Partridge though, I bet there's a lot of professional jealousy going on there.
"Hahaha, look at that stupid/short/different bloke! Hahaha!"
"Aaaawww, let's patronise that stupid / short / different bloke!"
that said, I've not seen 'Derek' so sorry bout that, Gervy
when he started doing the later stuff (the caravan series)? And how they also hated Coogan for it (probably to a lesser extent)?
Never happened. Partridge stuff has got gradually worse since the first series of IAP.
The book, film and Mid Morning Matters = all superb.
Otherwise, this might be the most ludicrous opinion in DiS history. Even if it is just the Partridge bits, it's still demented.
but that's not technically a Partridge bit, though, so I dunno.
All decent, less so each time.
omg you love gervais
and the later stuff wasn't that good but it wasn't like PANNED
Probably because it was on telly at the same time as critically acclaimed The Office and Phoenix Nights. Pretty funny how things turn out, eh?
I was so happy.
it was great. It holds up so well and it wasn't of a time at all. How can someone fall that far?
must have just been blind luck that he managed to make something funny
literally no other explanation
Once upon a time, he knew what working in an office was like.
What's he got to work with these days? Ooh, I'm a multi-millionaire but sometimes people call me fat. It's not quite as universal an experience.
Part of what made The Office so great was how down to earth and drab it was. Hard to imagine he'll ever be able to reconnect with that. Even series two and the specials didn't have that same undercurrent of eternal tedium.
if that were the case, then he'd still be funny just lacking decent material. but he's not funny... at all.
and some of the characters within that world. He can't do that any more because he has no access to it. Fingers crossed he'll go bankrupt and have to work in a care home for the next 20 years and he might just do something marginally less shit than Derek.
There's also a lot of Brent which wasn't actually acting for him and that's not exactly appealing in other forms.
access to a particular world to be able to write about it.
Post-Office success he did Extras and The Invention of Lying, both of which are potentially good premises which end up going down this weird thinly-veiled route of “I’m rich and successful now, but people still say I’m ugly and uncool and that’s so unfair”.
Preachy, self-congratulatory bullshit. I'M GLAD HE'S DEAD (to us).
He and the rest of the crew had ages to hone and whittle the thing into shape - there are characters in there (eg the IT guy) that other people had been perfecting for years too.
He gets crabby about people judging him as an audience and someone says 'it's only fine if it works though' and he says 'well it SEEMS to be working', snarly and defensive. Fuck him.
highlighted how painfully unfunny he is next to those guys
His new project could be just him and Piers Morgan burning down orphanages and I couldn't hate him any more.
I wonder what his motive is for returning to the Brent character recently? Cold hard cash? A lack of ideas?
Love that it's got him winning a lifetime achievement award for The Office too. Sums him up, really.
I've decided the career trajectories of Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Peter Kay are really interesting.
Ohgood has promised to draw us a graph so we can all understand it better. Over to you, ohgood:
Thood and thood.
Over to you, ohgood:
if you can't get the choreography right.
Here it is:
(ohgood and royter share a bedsit like Bert & Ernie)
here's the real, serious one:
Not saying who's who - work it out yourselves
and Jeremy Clarkson --- go to clubs together
I realize he's not taking the piss out of people with learning disabilities
But it was still awful
he always used to use disability as a source of comedy
then he gets called out on it
he makes a sitcom where he gets to pull a "mong" face but it's okay because coldplay is on the soundtrack
i realize there's more to the derek character than that, but let's be honest, he could have played a disabled character without the face. from anyone else i'd accept it but his track record makes it impossible to think he's not playing it for laughs.
Extras was actually quite funny. The podcasts too.
Everything else? Terrible.
David Brent the Movie? Fucking hell.
Actually prefer extras
Like with the Family Guy/Simpsons episode thing, or Monty Python on stage, or the newer Star Wars films, or when Schumacher came back for a bit, or Anchorman 2, or the Stone Roses gigs, or when Rocky 6, or At The Drive-In playing festivals, or Ricky Hatton fighting that Ukranian, or Paul Scholes getting wheeled out of his cupboard. It gets announced, lonely people have a bit of a cry, it goes fine, not peak stuff but fine. Get over it.
You like the Phantom Menace!
I just don't think it was noticably more shit than the original films.
Lonely people indeed
I've just never understood the immediate thought that anything that was good once can't still be good-ish. If, say, and obviously it's subjective but talking about things which are broadly popular, if, they announced, say, the Smiths were releasing a new record, or Godfather 4, or a new series of Father Ted sans Ted, my initial reaction wouldn't be that it would more than likely be terrible, just don't see the point in being precious about stuff like that, i'd think that it could, for good or bad, be entertaining, so live and let live, worst case scenario i can choose not to investigate it, and people don't have legacies really, it's just a career, and the most important thing in anyone's career, irrespective of what they do, is the bunse.
i really don't like ricky gervais at this point but there's something so needy and selfish about people getting worked up about stuff like this .
it's like when people start calling for an athlete to retire as soon as they get past their peak cos they can't bear to watch them occasionally lose.
although tbh this thread is mostly just people saying gervais is a bellend, which is true
then he went and nearly won wimbledon again (federer not vamos)
But this guy is a bit of an exceptional circumstance tbf - Office was one of the very best series, extras was okay, although not ace into season 2. Both films he made were awful. Life's Too Short and Derek, ditto. Idiot Abroad was nearly good for an episode or two.
And now he's going back to the one thing that was truly great. It could be good, yes. But evidence suggests he's struggling, so why risk that by adding to a story that doesn't need it? We get Brent, precisely because he nailed it in one series. Just seems odd.
Hopefully he will do the soundtrack too. Freelove on the Freelove Freeway :)
basically stripped out all the subtlety and nuances about Brent and just recycled jokes hes done before but him going SQUIRTING at the end
Yeah, it's a bit broad, isn't it? The whole film will probably be watchable and there will be a few laughs, but it's going to be weak sauce.
Like Gervais and Cordon have is to laugh really loudly at your own sentences before you've finished saying them.