Derek (2012–2014)
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Episode #2.6 

Derek gets a date via the Internet with a woman called Tracey. All the staff and residents are pleased for him, except the jealous Geoff, who tries to sabotage Derek by making him spill a ... See full summary »


Ricky Gervais


Ricky Gervais


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Derek
Kerry Godliman ... Hannah
David Earl David Earl ... Kev
Holli Dempsey Holli Dempsey ... Vicky
Tony Rohr ... Anthony
Colin Hoult Colin Hoult ... Geoff
Vicky Hall Vicky Hall ... Tracey
Alexis Dubus ... Waiter
Ninette Finch ... Annie
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Jack
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ... Arthur
Margaret Towner Margaret Towner ... Edna
Prem Modgil Prem Modgil ... Prem
Barry Martin Barry Martin ... Joe
Blanche Williams Blanche Williams ... Precious


Derek gets a date via the Internet with a woman called Tracey. All the staff and residents are pleased for him, except the jealous Geoff, who tries to sabotage Derek by making him spill a fizzy drink down his jumper though when Kev stands up for him and Geoff pushes him Derek is uncharacteristically aggressive. As Geoff apologizes to Hannah Derek meets Tracey in a French bistro where, despite his being confused by the menu and mistaking the towels for mints, the date goes fairly well. On return Derek keeps a vigil by the ailing Anthony's bedside . The old man dies but Derek is cheered by the fact that they met up again. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama







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30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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References Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011) See more »

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4 December 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Gervais's harmony is soothing and often manipulative in this, basically a war drama. And just like it, it has to survive on the brinks of it through low humor and extra sweetening ingredient that is ought to be inspiring and hopeful, without any doubt. What's always been fascinating in Gervais's world, is how non-sitcom-y it feels like, it has the essence of your usual arts-y movie. The environment is gritty and practical that is mildly tamed by anecdotes in each twenty minutes of this journey that might and might not work. But this is where his experience comes in, he is aware of his audience and they are of him, his body language, his vocab.

The conversations are overlapped, the situations are mentioned repetitively and a room or a scene if you will, is always busy and practical as one always is; a sign of meticulous storytelling and exquisite execution. Also, he has kept the time range limited and has somehow entitled to wrap it up, to keep it short and to the point, never testing the patience of his audience. The only weakness of it is, how manipulative it grows. It is well aware of the concept it has captured and now all it does is squeeze out the emotions from it; an arguably a cheap shot.

Having said that, it doesn't suggest that the content is fixated in that loop itself, Gervais is never afraid to fly high, he twists and turns the nature of the tone every time proving and refreshing himself for a newer track. On terms of performance, this is almost staged to flaunt his skills on delivering such a majestic act, his portrayal of an immensely kind being is what the entire series thrives on, from tiny notions to the language he speaks and the way he gazes, it is a bonafide success and evolution on all levels. Derek is a heartwarming gullible room, that is impatiently bumpy but provocative for a greater good.

Season 02

The second act is much more personal and brimmed with unanticipated flips and arcs that are created among the characters and the equation they share, it surely is a development than the first one.

Episode #2.6

It is a date to be marked upon the calendar and basically a slam dunk of all the episode, it is genuinely heartwarming and perfectly cooked on both the aspects i.e. humor and drama.

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