So I typed a little review of Derek. It’s short and not the most professional thing you’ll ever read, but I had it done within the hour. Took a couple of days to upload to the site. Honest. Anyhoo, I’m not posting it here because that might be a little unfair to the magazine, so here is the link. Please click, read, comment, and share at will…
Hello everyone, it’s me again. Still nothing to report. I promise I will start getting back on track after these darn essays are in. On my to do list is contacting Jane Lucas and rearranging a time for us to meet. We were in touch a while back but a new job meant I just didn’t have the time to get to her when we initially planned. I also need to start ticking off a few others, particularly the London based ones. This Summer is going to be pretty busy.
Meanwhile, I have been enjoying all the Derek ads/reviews/interviews, especially this one. Do you remember the whole mong fiasco on Twitter last year? Well the campaigner who spoke to Gervais, Nicky Clark, has reviewed the show and posted another interview with Ricky. It’s a bit long but worth the read. Enjoy.
So if you didn’t already know, Derek is airing on Channel 4, Thursday April 12th. WATCH IT. Ricky has just posted more info on his blog, including a couple of teasers which you can watch below. Enjoy. And did I mention it’s on Channel 4 on April 12th? And it’s got Karl Pilkington. And it’s probably going to be amazing.
So this is just a quick update about Ricky’s new show Derek. I’ve had quite a few views on a previous post I typed way back when he first announced the show, so here’s something newer, shorter, and informationyer. He updated his blog a bit earlier to confirm that the pilot will be going out on Channel 4, April 12th. It sounds like it’s a one-off at the moment, so I guess if the ratings/reviews are good it’ll get a full series, so make sure you tune in and support it.
Derek appears to be going in a different direction from Gervais’ previous shows, looking like a comedy drama with much more emphasis on the drama. It’s a fake documentary following the title character, played by Ricky, who lives in a care home. Could be wrong, I don’t know the specifics and I’m too lazy to look it up. I’m very busy and important these days, and Glee is waiting to be watched on Sky Go. It also apparently features Sean Connery, or at least that’s what he was saying ages ago but there’s been no mention of him recently that I’ve seen, and Karl Pilkington takes on his first dramatic role as a dim northerner. Not a massive push but still interested to see how he gets on.
More info and ads etc when we see them…
Hello everyone. Me again. I’m currently shoulder deep in books researching a paper on religion, so I’m beginning to understand what Ricky feels like when he logs into Twitter at the start of each day. As you can tell from my rapidly depleting site, I haven’t really done anything in the last week, and I’m so lazy I can’t even be bothered to write a new post every week, let alone record a video. Ah well, you don’t care. I don’t care.
Good news is that Ricky has announced the pilot of Derek will be airing on Channel 4 in April, so I’ll be looking forward to that. Reviews seem to be positive, from the few I’ve read, although one was a little critical of Karl, basically saying he just plays himself with a wig. But why is that a bad thing? Anyway, that’s your lot for a while. Until next week…
So Ricky posted this on Twitter yesterday, but otherwise we are being kept pretty in the dark about the new show, by his standards anyway. All we do know is it’s a comedy-drama for Channel 4 about a middle-aged bloke in a home based on a character he created over a decade ago, and Karl Pilkington has a proper acting role in it. Thoughts? Maybe we should get a massive sweepstake on the go – how many complaints will Ofcom get?