I have no idea who Ricky Gervais is until I watched some of his opening jokes at Golden Globes, this guy is mental in funny way. Since then, I started to watch pretty much everything that’s he’s on to, his daily jokes on twitter, even he’s appearance on Ellen Degeneres Show.
But today, It’s about my second and third quotes challenge from my favourite comedian-actor-producer, Ricky Gervais on Derek.
Derek is a British comedy-drama television series starring him, who is also its writer and director. The TV series is available on Netflix. So far, it’s becoming my favourite TV series after Modern family. Believe it or not, I cried every episode like a weeper.
About the plot: Gervais plays 50-year-old Derek Noakes, a care worker at Broad Hill, a home for the elderly, who has worked there for three years. He likes watching reality television shows and game shows and is interested in celebrities, YouTube and, above all, talking about animals. The viewer is told he is kind, helpful and selfless, with good intentions. He is vulnerable because of his childlike naivety and distractions from society. He is ridiculed and ostracised, as well as being marginalised by mainstream society because of his social awkwardness and lack of inhibitions. Derek says it is more important to be kind than to be clever or good-looking. Many media sources describe him as autistic, though Gervais has firmly denied this. Gervais has, in fact, remained carefully ambiguous as to whether Derek is intellectually challenged, autistic, or otherwise.
She said it was better to be kind than to be clever or good looking, I’m not clever or good looking. But I’m kind. – Derek
I like the quote because it makes me realise what’s more important that people should be doing in their life, just be kind to one another.
The last quote is about forgiveness, it’s totally human to be mad or angry to somebody, but forgiveness is your choice. The quote is taken from final episode of season 2 when Derek reflected on his recent and timely reunion with his father who left him when he was a kid. He decided not to forgive his dad and did not want to see him any more, but at the end, he gave him a chance.
That’s the amazing thing about life, you can just rub it out and start again. It’s what you do from now. – Derek
Well, I guess challenges accomplished. YEAY!!!
P.S. If you need to cry, watch this series.