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5.0 out of 5 stars
Best TV I've seen in long, long time!, 14 May 2014
In a television wasteland filled with mindless tripe based around the inane, violence, contrived "reality" scenarios, and shock value; Derek floored me with it's depth and humanity. Ricky Gervais tackles a subject that most people would dismiss as to benign to be interesting. He has managed to craft a tangible story line that allows the main characters to develop quickly, all without the show taking itself too seriously, making the heavier scenes that much more believable. This show grabbed me from the pilot episode with it's touching, heart-felt moments, and humor. Gervais is a genius. It's too bad there are only five stars allowed to rate this show. I highly recommend it to anyone with a brain and a heart and hope it continues to run for many seasons!