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Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

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  • Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen
  • Summary: The six-episode second (and likely final) season of the HBO-BBC co-production includes guest appearances by Orlando Bloom, Daniel Radcliffe and David Bowie.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. As with the Gervais-Merchant "The Office," the more time you spend with the characters in "Extras," the more you feel their pain as well as laugh at their expense.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Holcomb
    100
    The writers have shown that letting the characters drive the story can make a form as tired as the sitcom new again.
  3. "Extras" finally achieves the greatness expected of the Gervais/Merchant team with Season Two.
  4. 90
    Gervais' timing remains impeccable, and Ashley Jensen is wonderful as his shallow, lazy friend Maggie.
  5. Few stars can write and play a kicked-in-the-mouth underdog as smartly as Gervais does here.
  6. 88
    Andy's humiliations as a minor celebrity aren't quite as funny as was his earlier shame at being a nobody, but as a satire of showbiz vanity, Extras can still be described as (what else?) stellar. [29 Jan 2007, p.43]
  7. There's more humiliation than comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Mar 3, 2013
    8
    Amazing UK comedy Ricky and Steve have done it again this was a joy to watch i will agree with other tho that it wasn't as good as the office but it is still amazing. Collapse

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