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Ricky Gervais Thanks Fans As After Life Season Two Is Flooded With 10/10 Reviews

Stewart Perrie

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Ricky Gervais Thanks Fans As After Life Season Two Is Flooded With 10/10 Reviews

Fans and critics have flooded review sites to praise the second season of After Life.


The second instalment to the black comedy on Netflix was released last week and people have certainly binged through all the episodes.

The massively positive reaction to the show has delighted creator, director, and main star Ricky Gervais.

Posting on social media, the comedian has thanked everyone who has enjoyed the second season and celebrated the ones who took time out to give it a good review.

IMDb has received more than 1,200 reviews for the new episodes, with loads of viewers giving it a 10/10.

One person wrote: "I didn't think they could write a better season than the first, but I was wrong. I was comforted by the ebb and flow of every human emotion while watching season two. Well done!"

Another said: "When I wasn't laughing out loud I was crying. An honest trek into loss, as life goes on. Ricky Gervais is amazing and what an ensemble of characters. Love every second of it."

A third added: "Gripping. Delivers. Delightful and fun while thoughtfully exploring what makes life worth living. Looking forward, hopefully, to a season three!"

The new series sees Tony (Gervais) repay those who helped him through his darkest times in season one, with the return of characters such as Sandy the new journalist at the Tambury Gazette (played by Mandeep Dhillon), brother-in-law Matt (Tom Basden), Lenny the photographer (Tony Way), graveyard confidant Anne (Penelope Wilton), Daphne the sex worker (Roisin Conaty), postman Pat (Joe Wilkinson) and, most importantly, Brandy the dog (played by German Shepherd Anti).

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

In the show, Tony deals with the devastating reality of what his life is after his beloved wife, Lisa, dies from breast cancer. It sounds like a real kick in the emotional cortex, but trust us, it has some brilliant Gervais comedy thrown into the mix.

Tony contemplates suicide, however, after deciding to keep living, he realises he should just say whatever he wants to whomever he wants without any worry of being sensitive or politically correct.

Ricky has been praised for his approach to delicate topics like depression and depression.

You shouldn't feel too upset if you've binged your way through season two already, because Gervais said he wants to make a third season.

He told LADbible: "But as I say, this is the first one I've - I think I'm gonna do a third because the world we've created is too good and rich."

After Life is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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