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on 4 November 2015
Some people had a hard time getting used to Derek; some people classified it as Ricky Gervais getting soft and overly melodramatic. Some people deemed it as an insincere, cynical attempt to tug the heart's strings. All this is wrong. In fact, this may be the most sincere work by Gervais - everybody who reads interviews with the man, or follows his Facebook knows that he is a true believer in human kindness (some people just think that his sometimes bullyish and arrogant public persona is more than just a delightfully wicked act), a deeply engaged defender of causes (like animal rights, a love that propells one of the most poignant Derek episodes) and a truly talented artist. Having the man who created such classics of embarassment comedy as The Office and Extras doing a show about kindness and innocence is not watching a groundbreaking artist softening out; Derek is, indeed, almost punk-ish in the way it dares to defy everybody's expectations of Ricky Gervais and the way it positions itself in a world of once inspired but now repetitive comedy formulas. It's an amazing show that still makes you laugh - it just also makes you cry and, most important of all, think.
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on 14 April 2017
I have never been to sure about Ricky Gervais until now.
I thought "Extras" was a great series, but some of the episodes of "The Office" didn't really "Do It" for me.
"Derek", however, is sheer brilliance.
It has you crying with laughter one minute, and if you have any humanity, you are choking back tears of sadness the next.
An "Emotional Roller-Coaster", well worth every penny, and like all the best; it came to an end leaving you wanting more!
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on 9 April 2016
It's full of laughs yet still effortlessly manages to pull on your heartstrings. Each and every performance is brilliant. Ricky Gervais is especially superb at playing the sweet and endearing Derek. This show is so uplifting and leaves you with a warm and fuzzy feeling. I absolute love it!
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on 8 May 2017
This is worth a watch, very funny and heartbreakingly tragic at times. The DVD box set is worth getting, it has plenty of charm and wit coupled with good storytelling.
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on 8 November 2015
Bought for my son for Christmas.
I especially love the outer box design
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on 16 April 2017
Perfect box set... best drama/comedy series ever.
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on 29 January 2015
this series has comedy and serious moments that go well together. the best episode for me is when most of the residents go for a trip to broadstairs . the beach scenes looked great and it was a good laugh.will buy series 2.
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on 3 February 2014
What more is there to say? - you simply have to own this! No matter how many times I watch this it is always hilarious yet moving. Can't wait for the second series!
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on 28 January 2014
Another Great show from ricky gervais. Karl Pilkington is great as dougie and the rest of the cast is superb. a great heart warming series and cant wait for series 2.
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on 20 December 2013
This show is an experience. Every time I watch an episode over I notice something new or experience it from another point of view. Quite possibly the best show ever. Ricky Gervais has created perfection.
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