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Old 12-28-2007, 10:32 PM   #76
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Wow, that was great. I got more and more depressed as the show went on, but the ending was great.

I have no idea what Ricky Gervais is like in real life, but he's very good at playing characters I want to punch in the face, and want to see bad things happen to.

But, like in The Office (although I had a little more sympathy for David Brent), he's redeemed at the end.
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"Fuck off, I'm Clive Owen"

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"Oh fuck off, I'm Clive Owen...that's mental!"
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I loved the special, it was a very fitting end to the series.

my favorite cameo is still Patrick Stewart.

"By then I've seen everything... I've seen it all."
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Wow, that was great. I got more and more depressed as the show went on, but the ending was great.

I have no idea what Ricky Gervais is like in real life, but he's very good at playing characters I want to punch in the face, and want to see bad things happen to.

But, like in The Office (although I had a little more sympathy for David Brent), he's redeemed at the end.
His character was quite likable through most of the first season....he started to slowly become less likable as he achieved some measure of succes.

Gervais is brilliant, both for his writing, and for demanding that his shows have a finite run. This allows him to truly sketch out a story, and not just write episodes because the Ad Sales guys can sell it.
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His character was quite likable through most of the first season....he started to slowly become less likable as he achieved some measure of succes.
Oh, definitely. I should have clarified; I didn't really want to punch him until this finale.

For a show that went from a light-hearted laugh with great cameos to something more melancholy, it did it very well.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:44 PM   #82
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Just got HBO.

I will watch this now via On Demand.
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My favorite line from Extras:

Ross Kemp, playing himself, on Vinnie Jones, also playing himself....said to Andy:

"You think he's a tough guy? I'd like to see him come up to me with all that 'I'm a hard bastard' stuff'. I'd say 'Put the baseball bat down....it's just you and me....skin on skin....stripped to the waist...to the death'".
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My favourite of the series was Sir Ian McKellen's monologue explaining his acting process to Andy. Had me in tears.
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Sir Ian Sir Ian Sir Ian....Wizard! You Shall Not Pass!!!...Sir Ian Sir Ian.
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I just watched that a couple of hours ago. "You know...I am not really a wizard." HAHA. Awesome.



I think I might be kinda sorta in love with Maggie a little bit.
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VP's right....Maggie's fantastic all along, but really touching in the final episode.
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I just watched that a couple of hours ago. "You know...I am not really a wizard." HAHA. Awesome.



I think I might be kinda sorta in love with Maggie a little bit.
They're always bustin' on her for being unattractive, wtfs up with that? I think she's really pretty and she has great hair! From the maybe two eps of Ugly Betty I've seen, she plays a dowdy character on that, too.

I'm going to try to find the Sir Ian monologue and post it. His...earnestness while describing how to act. Holy shit.

Eta - here it is!


"How do I act so well? What I do is, I pretend to be the person I'm portraying in the film or play. Case in point: Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson comes from New Zealand, says to me, "Sir Ian, I want you to be Gandalf, the wizard," and I say to him, "You are aware that I am not really a wizard." And he said, "Yes, I am aware of that. What I want you to do is to use your acting skills to portray the wizard for the duration of the film." So I said, "Okay," and then I said to myself, "Hmmm. How would I do that?" And this is what I did. I imagined what it would be like to be a wizard, and then I pretended and acted in that way on the day. And how did I know what to say? The words were written down in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me. If we were to draw a graph of my process, of my method, it would be something like this: Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, action, WIZARD! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!, cut, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian. "

--Sir Ian McKellen, Extras

And the hand gestures denoting the graph during the "Sir Ian, Sir Ian..." part.
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I just watched that a couple of hours ago. "You know...I am not really a wizard." HAHA. Awesome.



I think I might be kinda sorta in love with Maggie a little bit.

she is also on Ugly Betty, she's the scottish girl on the show if you haven't seen it..
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