After Life: Season 1

After Life: Season 1

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Ricky Gervais' melancholy Netflix comedy. Tony (Gervais) had a solid life, then his wife suddenly dies, and Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.

2019UK
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

Tony's cantankerous funk -- which he calls a superpower --... More is taking a toll on his co-workers. Meanwhile, a new writer starts at The Tambury Gazette.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Thinking he has nothing to lose, Tony contemplates trying heroin.... More He babysits his nephew and starts to bond -- just a bit -- with Sandy.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Tony hires a sex worker -- but it's not what... More you think. A trip to the comedy club turns awkward. The nurse gives Tony a piece of her mind.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Tony pushes back on Matt's idea to go on a... More blind date. Also, Tony makes an introduction and issues an uncharacteristic apology.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Brian (finally) convinces Tony and company to visit his apartment... More for a story. Meanwhile, Matt receives a distressing call from his son's school.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Making an earnest attempt to be happy -- or at... More least not miserable -- Tony gives some long overdue recognition to those who have stood by him.

After Life: Season 1 | Reviews

73%45 reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It wants so badly to be both comedy and drama-to be both funny and touching-that it fails pretty spectacularly at both.

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The Times

The Times

Maybe this all sounds a bit petty. It's frustrating, though, because Gervais is better than this.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

After Life is something else again, straddling all of that beautiful discomfort with something profoundly more complex, an exploration of the pivot between life and death.

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Stuff

Stuff

But After Life made me laugh at least four times an episode, and I felt that here was a genuine, rather brave and quite decent attempt to portray true, hopeless grief on screen.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Ricky Gervais at his best. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll make strange noises doing both at the same time while watching this dark comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

I'm not sure Tony says anything controversial on any of these topics, it's just Gervais with a dead wife so that you might sympathize with him.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In After Life, Saint Ricky essentially debates Bad Ricky. Here's hoping their next collaboration turns out better.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Its pleasures outweigh its problems.

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After Life: Season 1 | Release Details

After Life: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.