Ricky Gervais’s new show ‘Derek’ looks really awful

K. Thor Jensen Contributing Writer, Entertainment

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3UvuoCFDcs&w=640&h=360]Oh, how the mighty have fallen. And keep falling. Just falling and falling and falling. Is Ricky Gervais ever going to rise to the heights of the original British The Office again? If he keeps making shows like Derek, I don’t think so. Originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK, the show will be coming to the States as a Netflix exclusive in 2013. It stars Gervais as the titular Derek, a mentally deficient older fellow who works at a retirement home. And judging by this trailer, it looks like a massive turd. “Never go full retard” is one of those lessons that nobody seems to learn.

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