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Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by Little John » May 13th, 2019, 9:20 pm

Just watched the final episode in a six part series by Ricky Gervaise. Along the lines of the one about the care home. In fact in this one, he regularly visits his dad in a care home suffering from dementia. But the main story here, is that his wife has recently died and Ricky is in pain and angry at the World.

Not your regular theme for a comedy but then its not exactly a comedy as we know it, Jim. I wasnt sure at first but Ive just been in tears of laughter and in tears of joy and sadness. I actually think the man is a genius.

Very black humour and brilliant pathos.
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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by marymary » May 13th, 2019, 11:27 pm

I don’t have a Netflix subscription. The young ‘uns like it.

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Post by Little John » May 14th, 2019, 9:45 am

When it started, I got the pathos thing. It was very similar to the one about the old folks home. But he did seem to throw in the odd joke straight from his joke book which seemed to lower the tone somewhat. But as it developed and the characters developed, the heroin addict, the woman in the park, the others in the office and even the postman, it got a lot deeper and more interesting. Most of the script is very professional. It says that he wrote and directed it which, if true, shows him as being very adept at both.
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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by Little John » May 14th, 2019, 9:48 am

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I don’t have a Netflix subscription. The young ‘uns like it.
We use our son's netflix subscription as does his mother-in-law in Brasil. Perhaps you could be added to their user list.
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Post by marymary » May 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm

I have asked the daughter but no luck with her memory so far.

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Post by Victor » May 14th, 2019, 5:26 pm

marymary wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 4:11 pm
I have asked the daughter but no luck with her memory so far.
I have the same problem with my offspring.

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Post by digger » May 14th, 2019, 9:26 pm

I got Netflix after I ditched Sky who are still offering me a discount to come back , with my subscription and I don't know if know if things changed it was based on screens i.e. 1,2 or 4 mines is two and although the tv is capable of UHD I just stuck to HD .
As to the OP it doesn't come up in my suggestions .
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Post by SRD » May 15th, 2019, 8:12 am

marymary wrote:
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I have asked the daughter but no luck with her memory so far.
Maybe her memory could be nudged next time she wants you to look after the beast.
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Post by Little John » May 15th, 2019, 10:24 am

Good point.
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Post by marymary » May 15th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Actually her in-laws are desperate to look after him. It’s quite competitive. 🤫

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Post by Little John » May 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm

What about the tortoise?
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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by marymary » May 15th, 2019, 10:19 pm

He is very content for a few days. The heat lamp is on an automatic timer and a big pile of salad with water and he is tickety boo.

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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by Victor » May 16th, 2019, 10:15 pm

marymary wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 10:19 pm
He is very content for a few days. The heat lamp is on an automatic timer and a big pile of salad with water and he is tickety boo.
Sounds like a good life to me. ;)

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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by Little John » May 17th, 2019, 6:18 am

What? No salad cream?
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Re: Afterlife Netflix. Ricky Gervais

Post by marymary » May 17th, 2019, 2:41 pm

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