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After Life: Season 1 Reviews

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March 18, 2019
As a whole, the first six-episode arc is a healing and beautiful story about growth.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
March 12, 2019
Ricky Gervais' After Life, unspooling in six eminently bingeable half-hour episodes...is bitter and sweet, sad and funny, cruel and tender, cynical and sentimental, heartless and heartwarming, all at the same time and sometimes even in the same scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 12, 2019
After Life, for all its casually entertaining cruelties, is a show about moving on and keeping faith with our essential humanity. From the bleak hell of grief, Gervais has created something redemptive and beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2019
Alternately acerbically funny and heartbreaking, it provides a good outlet for [Ricky Gervais'] scathing and dark wit.
March 11, 2019
After Life...is infuriatingly difficult to define. It is by turns outrageous, uplifting, unflinching, sad, hilarious and angry. Mostly, it's an exercise in melancholy, and I adored it.
March 11, 2019
Once in a while, all the pieces come together...The bad news is the show is short (six episodes), so the parts that don't work carry a lot of weight.
March 11, 2019
It's more absurd than funny. It's a scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2019
Ricky Gervais' new Netflix series about grief and loss is both endearing and abrasive. Textbook Gervais, if you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.3/10
March 10, 2019
Its pleasures outweigh its problems.
March 9, 2019
As is often the case in Gervais' work, kindness ultimately prevails in this story of an embittered man in a world that has taken so much from him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 8, 2019
A melancholy series that successfully tells the story of dealing with the loss of a loved one. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 8, 2019
One of the problems with "After Life" is that we can see the full arc of that Scrooge story line long before it arrives. The predictability doesn't ruin the series, which can be quickly consumed in three hours.
March 8, 2019
After Life does come across as Gervais' most autobiographical work to date, but the writer, director, and star actually tells a sweet, earnest story about learning when and why to shut the hell up.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 8, 2019
In "After Life," Saint Ricky essentially debating Bad Ricky. Here's hoping their next collaboration turns out better.
March 8, 2019
If you take it for what it is, without thinking to hard about Gervais' baggage, it's an interesting idea for a dark comedy.
March 7, 2019
Life has a way of going on, and After Life leads Tony to face the fact that he's not the only character in his story.
March 6, 2019
The best thing Gervais has done... Prepare to bing watch "After Life"... because it's simply awesome.
March 5, 2019
Gervais has given us an affecting series, populated with a collection of fine characters, ably played. It doesn't always hit home, but when it does it is something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2019
After Life is a strange mixture, both harsh and cloying, but the awkwardness frequently translates into belly-busting mirth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2019
The Ricky Gervais project people have been begging for, for a long time. The kind that hits his comedy stylings on the head so perfectly, it makes one realize that just maybe he always had something to say but needed time to figure out just how to do it.
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