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Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creative team behind the acclaimed British series "The Office," both wrote and star in this new comedy (in which Gervais plays Andy Millman, a movie extra seeking a speaking role and Merchant plays his agent) that is a joint production of HBO and theRicky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the creative team behind the acclaimed British series "The Office," both wrote and star in this new comedy (in which Gervais plays Andy Millman, a movie extra seeking a speaking role and Merchant plays his agent) that is a joint production of HBO and the BBC. Look for numerous celebrity cameos from the likes of Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Incisive, fearless and laugh-out-loud funny, "Extras" will appeal to anyone who liked "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
  2. 100
    The most original and brilliant show on television.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    90
    Even if Extras never accedes to The Office's heights of comic sublimity, it's still a rare find on American TV: a series that combines the ascendant genre of cringe comedy with Gervais' rich comic gifts, and his trademark humanism.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Gervais and Merchant excel at capturing scenes of quiet discomfort as well as palpable desperation in the face of near-constant rejection. Those qualities elevate "Extras""Extras" above the surface-deep "Entourage" or often-frustrating "The Comeback."
  5. "Extras'' doesn't quite rise to the same level [as "The Office"], but it is very funny and Gervais plays another memorable character
  6. 75
    Not that the show will be everyone's English cup of tea, but there are enough "A" list Hollywood stars (making fun of themselves) each week to bring in even the most easily offended, but curious, viewers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    Sir Ian ... Sir Ian ... Sir Ian "Wizard, you shall not pass!" Sir Ian ... Sir Ian ... Sir Ian.

    Brilliant! The wig, the glasses, the
    Sir Ian ... Sir Ian ... Sir Ian "Wizard, you shall not pass!" Sir Ian ... Sir Ian ... Sir Ian.

    Brilliant! The wig, the glasses, the catchphrase, brilliant.
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  2. KK.
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    Brilliance.
  3. JoshP
    Oct 8, 2005
    10
    I wish people would rate shows on their own basis, rather than comparing it to the other show a person did. The Kate Winslet and the Patrick I wish people would rate shows on their own basis, rather than comparing it to the other show a person did. The Kate Winslet and the Patrick Stewart episodes are the best. Sorry couldn't wait. I just hope this series goes on for more than two series. The Office was too short and hoping the American version would live up to the British is a waste of a wish. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2011
    10
    Smart, hilarious, sad, and heartwarming. A brilliant show. It ended with me wishing for more. Ricky Gervais is absolutely hilarious in thisSmart, hilarious, sad, and heartwarming. A brilliant show. It ended with me wishing for more. Ricky Gervais is absolutely hilarious in this show. Deserved the emmy. Acting is great, the guest performances are hysterical, couldn't ask for more from "Extras." Expand
  5. timf
    Nov 1, 2006
    9
    Great stuff. Please don't compare it to the office. It seems most people who gave it a 7 or less didnt give much or any of a reason. i Great stuff. Please don't compare it to the office. It seems most people who gave it a 7 or less didnt give much or any of a reason. i can guess why. whatever argument they put up would immediately show their poor taste in tv programs. if u don't like this show go watch crap like lost and dont bring down the average rating for this comic genius Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2015
    8
    This show is hilarious. The awkward setups and clever writing reveal a genuine sadness to the characters. I love how they have this darkThis show is hilarious. The awkward setups and clever writing reveal a genuine sadness to the characters. I love how they have this dark subtext of not being content with your life and frequently joke about suicide. It touches on something closer to the human spirit than most other comedies dare. Expand
  7. GurjS
    Sep 15, 2006
    0
    poor man's curb

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