Extras (Season 2) (2007)

Although this second season of the brilliant British original series by Ricky Gervais feels like a thematically natural continuation of the first, there seems to be something missing from the get-go. Perhaps it’s because Andy, the extra-turned-sitcom-star hilariously played by Gervais himself, has become a whiny, perpetually glum malcontent since the first season, making it difficult to root for him, and even the show’s famous celebrity cameos feel forced this time around. Stephen Merchant and Ashley Jensen are just as good this season as they were in the first, but it’s a shame that the show seems disengaged and disinterested in them.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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