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Old 07-28-05, 01:27 AM
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Extras -- created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant

Anyone seen it?

UK showing first, just watching the 1st ep now.
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Its coming to HBO in September.
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Very poor first episode, in my opinion.
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I would disagree with the "poor" review, I thought it was pretty funny. To me, it's very similiar to The Office in humor, delivery, and uncomfortable situations.
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I absolutely love The Office. Can't wait until september to catch this new show. I hope HBO shows it in 'true HD".
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I thought it was OK, but not "The Office" quality. I'll still be watching.
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I've seen the first two episodes now. It's a very good show, should be right up the alley of "Office" fans. Very similar in tone and humor (although "Extras" is not shot as a documentary). It's probably not as subtle...there seemed to be more "laugh out loud" moments.

I do think that the episodes may have been shown out of order. The second episode is a better introduction to the characters, but I think they showed the other one first because of:

Spoiler:
Ben Stiller
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Is it Office Season 1 funny or Office Season 2 funny? Office Season 1 being a bit more light hearted and easier to laugh at than some of the darkness found in Season 2.
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Originally Posted by Gallant Pig
Is it Office Season 1 funny or Office Season 2 funny? Office Season 1 being a bit more light hearted and easier to laugh at than some of the darkness found in Season 2.
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I watched this today and really enjoyed it.
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I'm enjoying it so far. Though not as funny as the Office, it's still pretty funny.

The bit with
Spoiler:
Vinnie Jones and Ross Kemp was pretty funny, especially if you've ever watched Ross Kemp on Eastenders.

also
Spoiler:
I like that Ricky's character, while not being a big success, is also not a buffoon. He's got some quick comebacks, like the Ben Stiller bit.

Looking forward to more!
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Enjoyed the second episode, even if I only vaguely knew who the guest-stars were this week.
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Originally Posted by Groucho

I do think that the episodes may have been shown out of order. The second episode is a better introduction to the characters, but I think they showed the other one first because of:

Spoiler:
Ben Stiller

yes, you are right, they switched the order


btw, great show
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yes, you are right, they switched the order


btw, great show
Are you sure? I haven't watched them yet. Should I watch ep 2 first?
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In hindsight, I would say that episode 1 would be more enjoyable had I seen episode 2 first.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
In hindsight, I would say that episode 1 would be more enjoyable had I seen episode 2 first.
Will do. Thanks!
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They may have switched the order, but its how the bbc aired the shows originally. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2nd one esp with the Grant from Eastenders, and barry.
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this 3rd epsiode is fan bloody tastic...........
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That 3rd (Kate Winslet) episode was classic.

The first two were funny, but this was genius-level stuff. I'll never think of Kate Winslet the same way again. She should do more comedies, her timing is perfect.
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I've seen 3 of the episodes, and it's okay, not great. There's a laugh or two, mostly coming from off-the-cuff conversations between Gervais' character and another female extra, Maggie, but there's not a lot of comedic tension that made The Office a funnier viewing experience.

There are some laughs that derive from embarrassing situations, but some of the cameos fall a little flat (Ben Stiller), though Kate Winslet's "current" tact on picking roles to finally win an Oscar is cute enough from her delivery of her lines.
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Third episode with Kate Winslet was awesome ! she was hell funny!

Overall very subtle comedy, even more so than the office i think

I love it, but i could understand others finding it boring
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I love the interaction between Gervais and his agent, good stuff.

The part where he's "found out" was uncomfortable humor on the length to rival any Office scene.
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Took me forever to realise who his agent was. well took me till the credits, its the co-writer of the office, I thought he looked a lot like Gareth.

Yes that was uncomfortable, my mrs hates that stuff, but she watched the ep with it, and started laughing, so I paused it and went back a min or so, so we could see it again
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He was also in a few episodes of "The Office" as Gareth's friend Oggy (with the buggy eyes).
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Yeah, Stephen Merchant is a funny looking dude, but he's not all that good an actor.
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Originally Posted by Original Desmond
Third episode with Kate Winslet was awesome ! she was hell funny!

Overall very subtle comedy, even more so than the office i think

I love it, but i could understand others finding it boring
Finally saw this. My favorite so far.

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