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    Posted: 03/April/2019 at 15:37
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Because of all the hype behind the show and because I quite like Ricky Gervais shows, it was the first series I binged watched since yesterday when I was given Netflix log in details off a randomer for free. It's dark in places and very funny in other places. I can see him doing a second series and calling it quits, like he does with a lot of his shows. Nice cameo by a couple of British comedians Roisin Conaty as a prostitute and Joe Wilkinson as a postman that will get them more widely known, which will result in their other work being checked out. I also remember Sandy being in Some Girls that used to be on BBC3. People tend to like the playground scenes best, but my favourite was when the carer was telling Tony all the things his dad had come out with today due to his bad dementia. That scene had me in stiches.
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I really enjoyed this. I'm a big fan of Gervais also and I loved his earlier shows like Extras and the Office. 

I like that his humour is controversial and he plays things very close to the bone often really pushing the boundaries of what you should and shouldn't say on TV. 

This show explored some very real and dark topics and it was clever how they were able to do this while still making the show humorous. 

The only minor complaint I'd have is that it felt very depressing at times, but I get that was the theme. 

Gervais has confirmed a series 2 based on the overwhelming positive feedback the show has received which is great news, I'm guessing a second season wasn't the original plan as the end seemed to tie up all the loose ends and finish the story being told. Gervais rarely runs his shows for more than 2 seasons as I don't think he wants them to become stale and prefers to go out on top so to speak.
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Binged through season 2 last night, at less than 30 minutes per episode and just 6 episodes to get through its very easy to watch the whole thing in one hit.

I enjoyed the second series, its more of the same very much a continuation of what happened in the first season it just expands a bit more on the other characters in the show as well as Tony's ongoing battle with trying to cope with the loss of his wife.

Some very funny moments, star of the show for me was the therapist who both Tony and his brother in law have sessions with, he has some great lines.

This series did seem to wrap the story up but I thought that about series 1 so I wouldn't rule out a season 3 but its almost unheard of for Ricky Gervais to run any of his shows for more than 2 series'.

Once again the series had a very dark and depressing theme and it may be too close to the bone for some people particularly anyone who has lost someone very close to them.
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