After Life - Netflix series by Ricky Gervais - triggering

KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
I've just watched the new series by Ricky Gervais on Netflix and wanted to warn everyone that it could be very triggering.  He is a widower whose wife has recently passed from bc.  She was 46 years old.  He is struggling to cope and has very suicidal thoughts and actions.

It's very well done and probably the best series that Ricky has made but just take care if you decide to watch it.

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  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 1,113
    @KarynJ Thank you for the warning. I don’t watch television but most people do so this info is important.
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    @Blossom1961 You're welcome.  I've seen a lot of adverts and promotion for the series and just wanted to give everyone a heads up on the content.
  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,907
    Thanks for letting us know. I have actually added that to my list. 
  • GlemmisGlemmis Member Posts: 298
    @KarynJ, my husband watched the whole series in one go & said it was brilliant. 
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    @Glemmis I watched all 6 episodes in one session too. It really was beautifully done but such a heart wrenching topic. And some scenes incredibly raw.
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    @Kiwi Angel just make sure you're in a strong state of mind and prepared for some overwhelming emotion.
  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,907
    Another one on Netflix is the Aussie show Glitch. People come back from the dead and one is a woman that died from breast cancer  
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    Also wanted to mention there is a LOT of swearing. The f bomb and c bomb are heard throughout every episode. 

    There are also scenes of graphic drug use. 

    Definitely an adults only program.
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,186
    Just finished watching it. I thought it was superb. It was impressive and meaningful to see a show that discussed such a profound topic in a secular way. Beautifully written and acted, deeply humanist. Sentimental but not soppy. Loved it.
  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,907
    I just started watching this - love his say whatever he wants mentality - I do it to a certain degree but wish I could be like him. 
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    @Kiwi Angel he really just lets fly, doesn't he? I don't think I'd have a job for very long if I did that lol
  • Kiwi AngelKiwi Angel Sydney, NSWMember Posts: 1,907
    @KarynJ I had to have a talk with my boss last night - if I had spoken to her like he does I definitely would of lost my job. 
  • KarynJKarynJ SE QldMember Posts: 99
    @Kiwi Angel  :o sounds like it could have been a "career limiting" discussion!
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