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At the end of the comic

television nearly 20 years ago, since the British comedian Ricky Gervais in the BBC series "The Office" the relentless embarrassing Bureau chief created – and thus the ideas which blew up, which can be a Sitcom. And almost ten years have passed since Gervais as notoriously incorrect presenter at the Golden Globes ceremony occurred, where the Stars were laughing about jokes that you would make up time in a private setting. He is now with his new Netflix series "After Life" at an end point of the Comedy, follows a certain logic: Gervais wants to behave like the rudest trample, but it still works somehow, pushes he is now a high degree of Sentimentality.

Ricky Gervais is a town of Tony, city Gazette Journalist in a handsome coast. A few months ago, his wife, Lisa, died of breast cancer, which is why Tony is the way afflicted, depressed, and suicidal thoughts between the editorial office and residential building - and not herschlurft, if he just goes with the dog out. Sure, he never misses an opportunity to push people in front of the head or exposing his exceptionally bad mood. For Tony the impossible and Behave like a super power: If it is too much, he can kill still. Who wants to harm him so.

However, there is also life after the death of a few more things that Tony has to mean something. Even for a Sitcom that's not exactly a groundbreaking insight – especially since the new live will be mobilized in the "After Life", is that the secondary characters again and again on Tony's objections and say to him, what he was actually for a good guy. So it will be often bad sentimental.

It smells dull

Ricky Gervais has always been interested in characters who overestimate themselves formidable or terrific in addition to meet. It is in General better, when you meet other people with kindness, he has given us to understand in the series "Derek". "After Life" does not even flinch to recycle old Gervais-jokes. Smell faint, of this warmed-up sense of Humor.

the comedian up there, he wanted to get in the harmless. In Interviews, Gervais has defended for years, his human right to a provocation, especially in the period of polarisation and political correctness. If now, however, Tony, a school kid appears on the Playground together, because it called him a pervert, where he would never need in the life of a fat kid, and he is a heroin addict money, so that they can escape with an Overdose of his own pain – then all these are not particularly funny Trying to attract with the resources of the Oh-so-borderline humor somewhere kick-off. Someone please be offended!

On stage, the shameless strength, the abzwingt Ricky Gervais of his theme, and not ignition, is longer; for Netflix he you must arm yourself with a lot of feeling duseligkeit to justify them. Basically, the biggest Provokationvon "After Life," the fact that Gervais is now the need of suffering, to accumulate, to tell the jokes that he told. The look is square in the small town of beautiful environment material: Once portray Tony and his colleague for the local paper, a reader detects in a water stain on the wall, the face of Sir Kenneth Branagh. It doesn't look anything like Branagh, but the man's heart, that the journalists came home to him, and smiles very funny.

"After Life" is on Netflix.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.03.2019, 12:03 PM

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