Ricky Gervais in “Derek”: the depths of emotional intelligence

Another masterpiece conceived and brought to screen by one of the most talented man nowadays in the whole world (in his matter and in every matter). With just one pilot released, and waiting for a whole season for next year in Channel 4, “Derekdeploys some sort of smart comedy/drama where characters like Derek himself, Hannah (played by Kerry Godliman) or Dougie (played by Karl Pilkington) got a depth not usually seen on TV. The truth is I’m very limited due to my low knowledge of English language to express what I’d like to say about this TV series, so I just can recommend you to give it a try. It’s worth to see it thousands times more than 99’9% of all american TV series (like “Extras”, “The Office”, “Life’s too short” and most things that have came out from Gervais mind).

Pilkington (L) & Gervais(R) in Derek

“I’m not clever or good looking, but I am kind”

Further the controversy generated by the perception of some groups that say it mocks mentally handicapped people, the truth is that, at least in the pilot, they are shown like the human beings with feelings they really are. Gervais has taken “British TV comedies” subgenre to a next level of excellence  (like Monty Python did in their time) and “Derek” is just another step in that way.  I just can’t wait to see the rest of the whole season.


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