Ricky Gervais Afterlife

Wearson

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Maybe but its not just that, comedy shows and TV shows in general need characters who have a lot of spare time on their hands, it just wouldn't work having the characters at work all day (unless its about the work like the office), it means they can get up to all sorts

Its why a lot of shows don't have kids for the large part, too much time spent explaining where they are etc

Imagine if all the plots had to be fit into between 6 and 10 at night when people get out of work!

Thats my view anyway, I don't pay too much attention to that part for that reason, all shows are unrealistic, best not to overthink it.
Well yes there are things in TV shows like only sitting on 3 sides of the dinner table , and what you describe possibly applies in soaps and sitcoms to keep things moving.
However sometimes things are portrayed in particular ways for a reason and to actually make you think on more than one dimension .

Look how much debate and differing views this series has thrown up on this thread alone. TV that makes you think and form opinions is good TV .

What did people make of him
giving the junkie the money to kill himself? I genuinely thought he was going to jump out of bed and find him
I think a psychologist could explain it better , maybe a symptom of depression?
but I reckon he emphasised with the junkie and he felt he helped him achieve what he wanted,
but it’s just another example where Ricky Gervais has provoked reaction and comment from a sitcom , good writing .
 
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Hodgie1979

Central Defender
Funny and depressing tbf ...but makes ya appreciate lifes short and love ya missus. (If shes not a cock like)
 

cluffy

Striker
That’s not what I said......why watch the whole lot if you don’t like it......
:lol: Is it such a hard concept to grasp that someone might start watching a six part comedy - decide halfway through its not great - but watch till the end anyway to see what happens ?

I'd heard the last episode was particularly mawkish shite and instead of jumping straight to iit I watchedwatched them in order
 
:lol: Is it such a hard concept to grasp that someone might start watching a six part comedy - decide halfway through its not great - but watch till the end anyway to see what happens ?

I'd heard the last episode was particularly mawkish shite and instead of jumping straight to iit I watchedwatched them in order
Why would you, if I don’t like something I turn it off, I don’t get your logic
 
How can a bloke who works for a free paper make such a good living that he can afford to run a house on his own in an affluent market town (which is apparently near a beach), has started on heroin (but just the twice and didn't take it any further) has a prostitute friend has perfect teeth and skin, make such a good living? :lol:
 

Steak Pie

Striker
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Gervais must have followed me and the wife around for a while (My missus started as a journalist on a local paper and has a Dad with dementia, also called Ray :eek:), some of the stories from the paper are too close to home.

How can a bloke who works for a free paper make such a good living that he can afford to run a house on his own in an affluent market town (which is apparently near a beach), has started on heroin (but just the twice and didn't take it any further) has a prostitute friend has perfect teeth and skin, make such a good living? :lol:
His missus worked full time and they don't have kids.
 
Started last night with a nightcap before bed. 3 Episodes in, and Mrs. theMackem said I must have been enjoying it because she could hear me roaring with laughter all the way through.
 

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