Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.
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With Derek, Ricky Gervais forays back into comedy with a sensitive format that sheds awareness along its humorous path. Styled in mockumentary fashion, Derek (Ricky Gervais) is the story of a man who works in a British nursing home, helping to care for its residents. While Derek could be said to suffer somewhat, lacking in some mental faculty, this remains debatable throughout. The story takes place primarily within the nursing home, yet does venture beyond those walls into the world of the norm. The character subjects vary from typically aged to otherwise different-from-norm. Derek's primary colleague is Hannah (Kerry Godliman), who has apparently worked in the home for some time and exhibits great care toward her subjects. Written by Angela T.

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Gervais had actually come up with the character of Derek some 15 years before this program was made. In his first incarnation, Derek was simply a nerdy autograph hunter. See more »


Featured in The Making of Derek (2013) See more »

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1 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is Ricky Gervais at his most mature. A more developed writer/director with a more passionate story to tell. He's woven together a community of in-depth characters, each with their own stand-alone charisma. It's early on in the show, but it has major potential to be as good, if not better than Extras and maybe even The Office.

What makes Derek so appealing? It's heartfelt, lovely, and each character is their own show. Gervais -- unlike his previous work -- has guided Derek into a show that's as funny as it is compassionate.

For this I give it 10/10.

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