Thursday, 7 September 2006

Two TV Things

There is a lot of press space being given to Ricky Gervais and his latest comedy creation, Extras (Wed ABC 9P), at the moment. This is justified given the quality of the show in its own right and relative to most of the other stuff. One of the better articles was written by Peter Craven in The Age this week.
A “special” At The Movies (Tue ABC 10P) with Margaret (“I just loved it”) interviewing two of Australia’s finest directors of photography, Don McAlpine (The Chronicles of Narnia, Moulin Rouge) and Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago).

1 comment:

lach said...

I think that the article was a little bit too praiseworthy. Extras is good - but not in the same league as Barry Humphries with Dame Edna and Barry McKenzie (and Sandy Stone). Gervais' character in Extras is very very similar to the Office - just a lot less of a prat. (He's still a prat though.)

Gervais is still remarkably funny, and I think that part of the genius is that he makes it look so easy. I saw those Microsoft "training" videos on google the other day and they are very funny.

I think that Gervais is actually quite lucky at the moment because there is not a lot of good comedy going around! So as a result someone's going to get all the praise...