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Ricky Gervais puts forth amazing acting performance in "Derek"

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Ricky Gervais puts forth amazing acting performance in "Derek"

  • English comedian and actor
  • Became known to mainstream audience with tv show "The Office"
  • Star of controversial but hit tv show "Derek"
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Actor/comedian Ricky Gervais has put forth an amazing performance in the second season of his hit television show "Derek". In the show he brings attention to the treatment of the elderly and the treatment of the people who care for them through his portrayal of Derek, a care worker who may or may not be developmentally challenged and works at a home for the elderly. 
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Ricky Gervais is subjected to immense criticism for his addressing the subject of the elderly and care workers but the show is actually a tribute to the efforts of care workers. In this character he truly shows the multiple dimensions that exist within the character of Derek as a care worker. 
Any show with Ricky Gervais is going to have some 'wickedly' funny scenes which some people will have difficulty with because they force the viewer to laugh even when they do not want to. The show addresses the topic of how the elderly in 'care' institutions are treated and there is almost no one who is not sensitive to how the elderly are treated because everyone has an older person in their life whom they adore. 
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Through his performance, which is both comedic and dramatic, he addresses the efforts of the "lonely and broken" care workers and their sense of duty toward the elderly whom they take care of in a sensitive, honourable way by making their challenges known and 'human'.
What makes Ricky Gervais so special is he forces society to look at how we treat older people and those who take care of them. He makes the viewer realize that they don't feel less because they are older and he also that the efforts of care takers are quite often, taken completely for granted. 
His 'sidekick' in season 1, Karl Pilkington will be taking a step back in season two and have a much smaller role because he felt he was "too nervous to act" the character of Dougie as he was full of nerves. It is unfortunate and there is a possibility that he could return for the third season but in a sense it is understandable as this is one of those groundbreaking television shows in which no topic is untouchable and thus an actor such as Ricky Gervais will smash everything to get his point across as to the importance of care givers and the treatment of the elderly. 
Ricky Gervais is sensational in season 2 of "Derek" as the writer, director, executive producer and star of the show with his comedic tribute to care workers and those who live in retirement homes.
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