We were very interested in this Stephen Merchant-led "odd comedy" - especially to learn just what a Merchant/Gervais show might look like when you take out the Gervais. Turns out it's a very familiar feeling!
It looks like there will be a lot of darkness bubbling under the surface, and a lot of the humour (we can use the "u" here 'cos he's Bri-ish) will be of the awkward variety, but I have hopes that an audience that sticks with the show will be well-rewarded.
The actor who broke your heart when he carved "Brooks was here" in the Shawshank Redemption has passed away at his Malibu home. The son of James Whitmore said the 87-year-old versatile actor has died of lung cancer. http://www.nbclosangeles.