8.1
2,108 votes
After Life

After Life

Netflix 2019

Tony had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of After Life

After Life - S3E1

#1 - Episode 1

0.00

Season 3 - Episode 1

None

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of After Life from 0 votes.

After Life - S3E1

#2 - Episode 1

6.00

Season 3 - Episode 1

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of After Life from 1 votes.

After Life - S1E1

#3 - Episode 1

7.45

Season 1 - Episode 1

Tony's cantankerous funk -- which he calls a superpower -- is taking a toll on his co-workers. Meanwhile, a new writer starts at The Tambury Gazette.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of After Life from 1122 votes.

After Life - S2E1

#4 - Episode 7

7.61

Season 2 - Episode 1

Determined to be kind but still struggling to be happy, Tony attends a Zen meditation course with Matt, whose own marriage is on the rocks.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of After Life from 658 votes.

After Life - S2E2

#5 - Episode 8

7.64

Season 2 - Episode 2

Lenny's girlfriend's son takes a position at the Gazette. Sandy contemplates writing a gossip column. Matt gets iffy advice from his therapist.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of After Life from 607 votes.

After Life - S1E3
#6 - Episode 3
7.65
Season 1 - Episode 3

Tony hires a sex worker -- but it's not what you think. A trip to the comedy club turns awkward. The nurse gives Tony a piece of her mind.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of After Life from 931 votes.

After Life - S2E3
#7 - Episode 9
7.68
Season 2 - Episode 3

A turn of events at the paper hits Sandy hard. Roxy and Pat share a meal. Tony tries to support Matt's desire to get back out there.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of After Life from 580 votes.

After Life - S1E2
#8 - Episode 2
7.68
Season 1 - Episode 2

Thinking he has nothing to lose, Tony contemplates trying heroin. He babysits his nephew and starts to bond -- just a bit -- with Sandy.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of After Life from 981 votes.

After Life - S2E4
#9 - Episode 10
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 4

Tony interviews a local woman addicted to corrective surgery. Later, he holds back the snark in hopes of cheering up Kath.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of After Life from 571 votes.

After Life - S1E4
#10 - Episode 4
7.83
Season 1 - Episode 4

Tony pushes back on Matt's idea to go on a blind date. Also, Tony makes an introduction and issues an uncharacteristic apology.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of After Life from 905 votes.

Last updated: may 04, 2021

Comments

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Extremely funny, very sad, depressing and uplifting #AfterLife is not only one of the best Netflix Originals but flat out one of the best shows on Netflix full stop. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Brilliant show! Just a pity it's only 3 hours total runtime...

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It can be a bit slow going at the begining but after ep 3 the show really gets it's momentum.

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Combining the comedy and drama genres is always a tricky thing to do. Make it too funny and the sad moments don’t resonate. Make it too sad and the comedy feels out of place. Ricky Gervais tried to find that balance and did a decent job. Most of the time, the viewer is immersed in Tony’s view and his activities. When he meets a sex worker and ends up having a heart to heart moment with her, it actually feels real and wholesome. Likewise, the interactions Tony has with Julian are good. The activities they undertake are very questionable, especially their final meeting, but their tragic experiences in life brought them together and it all makes sense. Some moments in the show do feel shoehorned in however. The diary of Tony’s wife Lisa on her deathbed is one of them. The moments we see of Tony watching those clips feel very forced. It makes sense that he watched the last memories that he has of her, but he completely ignores her advice. In the final episode, Tony has a cathartic moment of sorts, and this is another one of those moments that feel forced. We get it, Gervais is trying to give the viewer a message, a life lesson to be learned. It is very lazy storytelling however. One of the first rules of film and television is: don’t tell us, show us. Altogether, After Life is a decent watch. It leaves the viewer with a good feeling afterwards and has its comedic moments. We do care for Tony despite his dark and pessimistic outlook on life, but wish he wasn’t such a knob sometimes. 6/10 https://alldayreviews.com/2019/05/06/after-life-season-1/

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Very cute, dry but warm-hearted show

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This is a sad, but very funny show. It just shows how talented Ricky Gervais is when he's directing and acting in this. The swearing is a bit over the top - especially the 'C' word, but I guess that's acceptable in the U.K. now (wasn't when lived there). Great show however

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Interesting show, worth a watch. More drama than comedy. There are some moments that will make you smile but not sure you will actually burst out laughing. Overall first season was good, but it felt like he wasn't sure he will get a second season so he kind of tried to wrap things up with some window open to continue the story. Then, season two feel like he now found out that he has a season three as well to do so some things feel kind of like a small "reset". The main tagline "he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on" doesn't apply since by the end of season one he becomes good person again. And if feels like a drag to get to season three where I guess he will want to wrap to story up. It could've been way better if he would've known from the start how many seasons/episodes he has to work with so he cold distribute the story better.

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Highly recommended. Just a thing to make sure is that not to watch if you yourself are in a bad place. The story is funny and dead depressing at times.

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So I did not think I would like this but as soon as I started to watch it I fell in love with every season and episode. So funny and typical English humour and the sadness actually made me cry. I told all my friend to watch it and they love it as much, will binge watch the whole lot again very soon as this made me emotional watching it, Bring on season 3 please....#AfterLife

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A decent show, but not great. I love The Office (UK) and Extras, After Life is less funny / more serious, and the humour quite a bit darker that way. The main thing that irked me was that every episode follows pretty much the same pattern. Ricky watches video of his dead wife, goes on like the depressed bloke he is, then goes to his office, his psychiatrist, the cemetery, etc. It gets old. It's still good enough for me to stay around for season 2. I'm definitely curious about how it continues.

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