I recently received The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season on DVD to review. I was happy to get this because it is from the creators of “The Office” which I really like. This show is an animated version of the podcasts that are in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downloads! This show also won the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Animation Character Design! Here is a clip from this season to introduce you to the show.
As you can probably tell from this clip, the hilarity ensues from the point forward. I love Karl’s crazy ideas/stories on this show. His diary entries are priceless! Ricky’s laugh gets me every time! Bahahaha! I like how Stephen sort of eggs things on. Each person contributes something to the show. Now, since the show is on HBO, I wouldn’t recommend buying this for young audiences. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually laughed out loud several time while watching this season.
Also, I just love the animations. They match the podcast perfectly. Plus, the cartoons match Karl’s insane stories wonderfully. The animation is a great addition to the podcast. I can see why it won an Emmy. It feels like I’m watching a regular talk show with the addition of being able to see the hosts’ stories acted out. It’s actually really nice.
Season One can be now be purchased as it came out on DVD on January 4th. Also, Season Two premieres Friday January 14th at 9 pm on HBO.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the first season of The Ricky Gervais Show for review purposes. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.