It’s getting difficult to keep up with all the shows Netflix is producing. My wife and I aren’t even halfway through Orange is the New Black (which is excellent, by the way), and now I hear there’s another series out from the streaming video company—this one starring Ricky Gervais.
Derek is set in a retirement home, and stars Gervais as the series’ eponymous staffer. Early reviews express some surprise that Gervais’s usually caustic humor is mostly absent, replaced by near-sentimentality. Matt Zoller Seitz’s review begins, “Derek is no masterpiece,” but still concludes that it’s worth watching.
After I catch up with all the other content Netflix is putting out first.