#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy’s attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment. Plot: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the A-list on-set only serves to reinforce his belief that the big time is just a job or two away.
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American View of a Very Funny Britcom
“Extras” is a British situation comedy created by Ricky Gervais, famous for creating “The Office”, a British production that the American “Office” is based on.
Now showing on HBO, “Extras” tells the story of an actor who has been relegated to playing as an extra, typically with no speaking parts, and his struggle to make it in the rough and tumble world of BBC television.
In the first season, we are treated to Gervais’ character arguing with other extras as to whether or not they had ever actually said a line during a show. The holy grail for these marginal actors is to get a speaking part–any extra who gets it is sure to lord it over the other extras.
Ultimately, Gervais character writes a thick-headed sitcom full of low humor and catchphrases, and the BBC buys it and casts Gervais as the lead character, complete with stupid catch phrase, fright wig and owl-eye glasses-because the producers insist they make him “funnier”.
The hallmark of this show is feature appearances by famous celebrities, who unfailingly act like complete idiots–Orlando Bloom is obsessed with being hotter than Johnny Depp; Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is an oversexed teen hitting on all females in range; Ian McKellan (Gandalf from LOTR) explains his acting method in a bit that is reminiscent of the “this amplifier goes up to 11” bit in Spinal Tap. One of the funniest appearances is by Patrick Stewart, who makes Star Trek references to Brits unfamiliar with the show, and whose pet project has himself playing a man endowed with superpowers that allow him to make women’s clothes fall off.
Many of the actors are also British TV actors who Americans may or may not be familiar with, but they all parody themselves mercilessly.
Surrounding Gervais is a supporting cast that includes a very clueless platonic girlfriend, an astoundingly inept agent, and various other extras who are hugely jealous of Gervais (albeit sellout) success.
Definitely worth a watch, and if you have HBO on demand you can look up old episodes to catch up.
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‘Extras’ is an amazing stand out comedy from the the genius brain of Gervais and Merchant. ‘Extras’ focuses on the life of a movie extra and his best mate, Maggie who constantly have interactions with famous people. The cameos of the series are extremely funny, especially that of Daniel Radcliffe, David Bowie and Robert DeNiro. I enjoyed this show, I bought it online, the best way to watch them over and over (which I do and you will). The story lines are fresh and there is never a moment when I was wishing that it would end already.
The brilliance behind this show is the writing. The fact that the writers have dealt with the industry that they are making fun of makes the scenes sweeter. The Kate Winslet, which is one of the first episodes, is so spot on that I could not believe that anyone ever thought that ending this show was a good idea. The jokes that even the start (cameos) deliver makes me believe that Gervais and Merchant can get an way with anything.
The unique thing that makes Gervais and Merchant so popular is that they see the funny things in life and make them even more disastrous. I love how they can point out the insanity of the movie industry, while making a point to remind the viewer, that it is because of the public movie stars behave the way they do and get away with it. The transformation from movie extra to big star to fallen star is one that is the main storyline, but I laughed the whole way through…either I missed the point of the series, or I fully get it.
If you want to laugh-
Original Language en
Original Title Extras
Total Seasons 2
Released 25 Sep 2005
Release Year 2005–2007
Genre Comedy, Drama
Writer Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Actors Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Won 1 Primetime Emmy. 16 wins & 46 nominations total
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