The Ricky Gervais Show : Season 1

  • Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 19, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    Jan 14, 2011
    30
    The static nature of three talking heads (even in cartoon form) is dull, and the intermittent non-studio interstitials used to illustrate the discussion fail to provide enough of a change. Watching cartoon characters laugh at one another feels recursively silly, and not in a good way.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 3, 2011
    10
    Very, very funny. Karl Pilkington is an idiot. See through skin, SERIOUSLY!!! You know what, he may be the funniest, but without Ricky GervaisVery, very funny. Karl Pilkington is an idiot. See through skin, SERIOUSLY!!! You know what, he may be the funniest, but without Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant setting up the jokes then he wouldn't be funny at all. But luckily, it is a hilarious show! 10/10 Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    9
    Those of you that listened to the podcasts on-line will quickly realise that much of the material in this first series is repeated but when itThose of you that listened to the podcasts on-line will quickly realise that much of the material in this first series is repeated but when it is as funny as this who really cares?

    The only thing added by the TV show are the animations to go along with Karl Pilkington's crazy stories and ideas but these really do add the entertainment often making it even more funny. If you've never listened to Karl Pilkington you are really missing out and I would definitely recommend you pick up this animated comedy gem.
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  3. Mar 3, 2013
    8
    This is great, very funny the animation does really add a lot to the podcasts and even tho i have listened to the podcasts i had no problemThis is great, very funny the animation does really add a lot to the podcasts and even tho i have listened to the podcasts i had no problem watching this in parts the animation made it even funnier. Full Review »