Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Extras Christmas Special (Spoiler Alert)

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The Victorian freakshow never went away—now it’s called Big Brother or American Idol, where in the preliminary rounds we wheel out the bewildered to be snickered at by multimillionaires. Andy Millman’s rant on celebrity culture from the end of the Extras Christmas special, which wasn’t quite as strong an ending as I might have hoped after the stellar second season but which deserves much more attention than the very little it’s getting. He’s also just announced his and Stephen Merchant’s next project: a film about twentysomethings in a small town “where the sexual revolution didn’t hit” who have to decide whether or not to stay or to run.

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December 23, 2007 at 2:05 pm

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