Derek: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (12 Apr. 2012)

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When a documentary team visits the retirement home where he works,kindly,simple, middle-aged Derek is delighted as he loves reality TV - especially Secret Millionaire - and has 35,000 ... See full summary »

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When a documentary team visits the retirement home where he works,kindly,simple, middle-aged Derek is delighted as he loves reality TV - especially Secret Millionaire - and has 35,000 autographs. Douglas,his co-worker and landlord,is less impressed. In the course of the day Derek falls into a pond,sets up his friend Hannah with a date with a handsome visitor and takes the death of a resident to heart. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This is television in touch with humanity, a masterpiece
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If you live in fear of aging, this show will terrify you. If you understand how fragile and alike we all are, this show will touch you deeply. It grabs you when you're least expecting it and leads you to beauty and love and laughter. This is television like I have never seen before: stripped of shame, self-consciousness, pretension and full of heart-hugging poignancy and compassion.

Derek's characters are not exceptional in any way. And yet they are heroes. The elderly residents have minimal roles and yet you get to truly know them. And care about them. This is a show that asks, no demands, that you open your heart to others.

Brilliant, but certain to frighten many and be misunderstood.


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