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Deweyrules!
Jul 16, 2005, 04:53 PM
Is anyone looking forward to Ricky Gervais new series- Extras? It starts on BBC2 on Thursday. From what Ive heard it should be just as good as the office. Although there are loads of huge stars in it- Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslett. Will this effect the writing, as often, when huge names are involved they dominate the way the script is written

Dewey
Jul 16, 2005, 05:20 PM
Ricky Gervais is awesome! - I remember him back from his 11'o clock show days...he was cool then too...

And Extras does look promising..i'll probably give it a watch

Wemboy
Jul 16, 2005, 08:07 PM
Yeh i'll probably give it a watch. I know what you mean about too many celebrity guests, could just be a big celeb love in, with Gervais boasting about all his famous mates, and boosting each other's egos. Then again if it's anything like the Office it won't be like that at all, and hopefully it'll take these big stars down a peg or too. Then again i heard Les Dennis was gonna be on it so it ain't all big stars!

To be honest though the best thing about the Office was that the characters were like real people in an actual workplace, that's what made it so cringeworthy. I'd be interested to see if he can work the same kind of humour into a show based around celebrity, and a world which is utterly unreal to most of us. Then again maybe it'll be a totally different style of humour all together; i'm looking forward to finding out.

Jimmy Junior
Jul 17, 2005, 12:47 AM
Apparently I look like Ricky Gervais - just younger, less chubby and without the beard.
Not sure if that's an insult or a compliment...

Dewey
Jul 17, 2005, 02:52 AM
That depends...are you a man or a woman?

If its the latter, then it certainly is an insult.

Jimmy Junior
Jul 17, 2005, 03:00 PM
Fortunately I'm male :D