After Life: Season 2

After Life: Season 2

After Life: Season 2

Ricky Gervais' melancholy comedy returns for season two. Tony (Gervais) had a solid life, but after his wife Lisa suddenly dies he decides to carry on long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes. In series two, we see Tony try to become a better friend to his colleges at the local newspaper. Each is grappling with their own problems, and that's only intensified by the looming threat of the newspaper being shut down. Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?

2020UK
Comedy
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gervais is a comedian who so deftly skirts the perfect edges of coal black humour that it is a bit of a waste to see him do tender, and the best bits in After Life are when he tries to be funny instead of sincere (a scene in the first episode, which is just Gervais and Roisin Conaty riffing, is pure back-of-a-gig material, and it’s brilliant for it).

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

With its collection of oddballs, perhaps the most intriguing thing about this uneven series is the way it underlines that, rather than one hero surrounded by lesser beings, in life everyone acts in an entirely different play.

3.0
CNN

CNN

press

The balance feels a bit off in this latest go-round. And while "After Life" eventually reaches a relatively satisfying place, the show meanders -- lost in a sort of narrative purgatory -- longer than it should in getting there.

Independent

Independent

press

This series is constantly looking for easy solutions – whether it's not bothering to film ‘village’ scenes outside of London or using swearing where good jokes ought to be.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Even Gervais super-fans – the ones who can quote Brent by heart – may be put off by the unstinting bleakness of series two of his Netflix sitcom, After Life.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gervais is a comedian who so deftly skirts the perfect edges of coal black humour that it is a bit of a waste to see him do tender, and the best bits in After Life are when he tries to be funny instead of sincere (a scene in the first episode, which is just Gervais and Roisin Conaty riffing, is pure back-of-a-gig material, and it’s brilliant for it).

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

With its collection of oddballs, perhaps the most intriguing thing about this uneven series is the way it underlines that, rather than one hero surrounded by lesser beings, in life everyone acts in an entirely different play.

3.0
CNN

CNN

press

The balance feels a bit off in this latest go-round. And while "After Life" eventually reaches a relatively satisfying place, the show meanders -- lost in a sort of narrative purgatory -- longer than it should in getting there.

Independent

Independent

press

This series is constantly looking for easy solutions – whether it's not bothering to film ‘village’ scenes outside of London or using swearing where good jokes ought to be.

2.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Even Gervais super-fans – the ones who can quote Brent by heart – may be put off by the unstinting bleakness of series two of his Netflix sitcom, After Life.

2.0