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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Too much?

In stark contrast to Entourage, Extras follows the lives of a pair of lowly "actors" (I use the term in the broadest possible sense) as they struggle against misfortune, the vagaries of celebrity and their own colossally poor judgment.

Ricky Gervais' post-Office pet project drew wide acclaim during its two-season run and it, like The Office, is de rigueur viewing for the hipster set. Unfortunately, the show relied too heavily on the "star-of-the-week" gimmick for its laughs: with a few notable exceptions &mdash Kate Winslet, Patrick Stewart and Orlando Bloom all shine &mdash the guest stars don't mesh well with the regular cast and the humour feels stilted and forced. C and I watched all twelve episodes and we agree: with the above exceptions, the show is a tepid little wankjob.

However, Kate Winslet is hilarious.


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