Today is going to be a short post. It l will be about TV.
When it comes to watching movies and TV, I am a bit of a hermit. I don’t spend much time watching them as I’m generally occupied with school work, projects or hobbies. That said, when I do find a show I like, I start watching it avidly, often years after it has been on the air.
I am big fan of an anything by Ricky Gervais. I loved Extras, I’ve been watching The Office and I recently stumbled upon Life’s Too Short. Here’s a clip of a hilarious scene with Liam Neeson:
Ricky Gervais is the master of the creating comedy out of awkwardness. This awkwardness can arise when a character is unexpectedly eccentric, rendering everyone super uncomfortable…
…or when a character unexpectedly does something horrible…
…or digs a hole and just keeps digging.
Sometimes its very subtle. Check out the following scene where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant reveal their insensitivity by confusing Warwick with someone in a wheelchair, treating dwarfism as a handicap (around 1:50).
You can see it affects Warwick even though he tries to hide it. It’s these little details that in my mind make Ricky Gervais the Master of Awkwardness.