AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 8 Brian Gittins: “Anyway, I’m gonna start taking my comedy a little bit more seriously. Life has kicked the [crap] out of me in recent years, but I’ve reached rock bottom so the only way is up, innit?”

After Life 2 – Brian’s stand up performance

David Earl plays Brian

David Earl in After Life

After Life

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After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?

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After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?

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After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?

World Exclusive: After Life Season 3: The First few Minutes

After Life | Season 3 Official Trailer | Netflix

episodes will be released on January 14th.

Just Three Things. Written for #Afterlife by Ricky Gervais and Andy Burrows

After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?
After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?
After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?
After Life TV Show on Netflix: canceled or renewed?

January 21, 2022

Ricky Gervais

London, W1F 0LE
UK

Dear Ricky,

David Earl plays Brian

David Earl in After Life

Who is Brian? A hoarder who wanted to appear in the Tambury Gazette and has now landed a job at the paper.

Just like Solomon in The Book of Ecclesiastes, Ricky in AFTER LIFE is examining life under the sun, which is life between birth and death without God in the picture. The key to understanding the Book of Ecclesiastes is the term UNDER THE SUN — What that literally means is you lock God out of a closed system and you are left with only this world of Time plus Chance plus matter. In fact, the phrase under the sun appears 29 times in Ecclesiastes. 

Francis Schaefer indicated Ecclesiastes is truly the book of modern man because modern humanist man’s philosophy has brought him to the nihilistic conclusion that all is vanity and meaninglessness. This appears to be the place that the atheist Tony Johnson has landed and many of the characters around Tony have come to pessimistic conclusions about life too, though they have searched for satisfaction and meaning in life by pursuing ladiesluxurieslearninglaborliquor, and LAUGHTER.


Brian: Hey, here’s a new one. What’s worse than a maggot in your apple?

James: Dunno.

Brian: Finding your ex-wife in Safeway’s car park getting gangbanged by some Dutch lorry drivers. Yeah, finding a maggot in your apple’s nothing after that, boy. Trust me. Anyway, I’m gonna start taking my comedy a little bit more seriously. Life has kicked the [crap] out of me in recent years, but I’ve reached rock bottom so the only way is up, innit?

Brian Gittins claims to be a standup comedian but nothing he says is ever funny. His life has been a series of failures and there seems nothing to laugh about in the midst of all these tragedies in Brian’s seemingly meaningless life. Yet he attempts to indulge in humor and his thoughts on it remind me of these words of Solomon in Ecclesiastes: “I said of laughter, “It is foolishness;” and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” (2:2). Then Solomon asserted the nihilistic statement in Ecclesiastes 2:17: “So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

In the third episode of AFTERLIFE Matt takes Tony to a comedy club with front row seats and this is what happens:

Comedian Fail – Netflix After Life Moments

The comedian is getting huge laughs but Tony never laughs.

Comedian: You are a wonderful crowd. I am glad you are a wonderful crowd. I have had some bad news this week. Friend of mine actually committed suicide last week. He went upstairs and swallowed everything in the bathroom cabinet and choked on a tampon. (Crowd laughs heartily.) This guy in front row absolutely hated that joke. Cheer up mate! What is your name and what is your story?

Tony: My name is Tony. My wife died early this year with breast cancer and it broke me. Not a day goes by that I didn’t think of killing myself. I just don’t see any point in living.

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Comedian: (Long pause of silence.) Umbrellas are weird aren’t they?…

Francis Schaeffer pictured below in 1971 at L Abri

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Francis Schaeffer quoted Woody Allen in his book WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE? (co-authored by Dr. C. Everett Koop):One of the most striking developments in the last half-century is the growth of a profound pessimism among both the well-educated and less-educated people. The thinkers in our society have been admitting for a long time that they have no final answers at all.
Take Woody Allen, for example. Most people know his as a comedian, but he has thought through where mankind stands after the “religious answers” have been abandoned. In an article in Esquire (May 1977), he says that man is left with:
… alienation, loneliness [and] emptiness verging on madness…. The fundamental thing behind all motivation and all activity is the constant struggle against annihilation and against death. It’s absolutely stupefying in its terror, and it renders anyone’s accomplishments meaningless.
Allen sums up his view in his film Annie Hall with these words: “Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.”
Many would like to dismiss this sort of statement as coming from one who is merely a pessimist by temperament, one who sees life without the benefit of a sense of humorWoody Allen does not allow us that luxury. He speaks as a human being who has simply looked life in the face and has the courage to say what he sees. If there is no personal God, nothing beyond what our eyes can see and our hands can touch, then Woody Allen is right: life is both meaningless and terrifying.__Solomon’s experiment was a search for meaning to life “under the sun.” Then in last few words in the Book of Ecclesiastes he looks above the sun and brings God back into the picture: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: Fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”_____

In another episode in season 1 Brian Gittins brings Tony to his home and after showing Tony his pitiful stinking home Tony asks, “Why have you never considered suicide?” Brian responds, “I have.” Tony replies, “Then why haven’t you gone through with it?” Brian answers, “I thought it was too good for me? That is what you are dealing with here!”


(Brian the Hoarder pictured below)

What is the meaning of life? Find it in the end of the open letter I wrote to Ricky Gervais on April 23, 2020. 

Skeptics say that God doesn’t exist and there is no revelation, but have they examined the historical accuracy of the Bible? Adrian Rogers noted: 

The Bible is affirmed through historical accuracy. Do you remember the story about the handwriting on the wall that is found in the fifth chapter of Daniel? Belshazzar hosted a feast with a thousand of his lords and ladies. Suddenly, a gruesome hand appeared out of nowhere and began to write on a wall. The king was disturbed and asked for someone to interpret the writing. Daniel was found and gave the interpretation. After the interpretation, “Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.” (Daniel 5:29). Basing their opinion on Babylonian records, the historians claim this never happened. According to the records, the last king of Babylon was not Belshazzar, but a man named Nabonidas. And so, they said, the Bible is in error. There wasn’t a record of a king named Belshazzar. Well, the spades of archeologists continued to do their work. In 1853, an inscription was found on a cornerstone of a temple built by Nabonidas, to the god Ur, which read: “May I, Nabonidas, king of Babylon, not sin against thee. And may reverence for thee dwell in the heart of Belshazzar, my first-born favorite son.” From other inscriptions, it was learned that Belshazzar and Nabonidas were co-regents. Nabonidas traveled while Belshazzar stayed home to run the kingdom. Now that we know that Belshazzar and Nabonidas were co-regents, it makes sense that Belshazzar would say that Daniel would be the third ruler. What a marvelous nugget of truth tucked away in the Word of God!

The answer to find meaning in life is found in putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The Bible is true from cover to cover and can be trusted.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Everette Hatcher, everettehatcher@gmail.comhttp://www.thedailyhatch.org, cell ph 501-920-5733, 13900 Cottontail Lane, Alexander, AR 72002

After Life – Season 3 Episode 2 Recap & Review

14/01/2022 by Greg Wheeler

Moving Out And Moving On

Episode 2 of After Life Season 3 begins with Brian arriving at Tony’s, in an unusually joyous mood. That’s obviously in contrast to Tony’s nonchalance at starting another day, confronting what life throws at him.

Things are still tense between Tony and Emma, although they do agree to meet for drinks on the couch later that day.

At the Tambury, Tony greets a new addition to the team; a doom and gloom trainee called Colleen who’s looking to make a name for herself at the newspaper. After a gig at the swingers club, Tony is encouraged to join Coleen for a flat viewing. Although it’s a bust, Ken’s flamboyant display in the office actually bags Colleen a flat. Unfortunately, it’s also above his office, and it’s less than ideal as Ken continues to make unannounced visits.

Another person looking for a place of his own is James. Eventually though, Brian suggests he come and stay at his place. After an uncomfortable incident involving his mum and the bath, he decides to press forward with this. His parents even offer to help him move in the next day.

Kath’s fortune telling gig goes awry that night. She’s given some bad news about her personality, something that hits particularly hard when she reaches the harsh reality that really, deep down, she’s not happy.

Back home, Emma heads over to Tony’s to drink some gin and tonics. This echoes back to Tony’s time with Lisa, and as he draws a face on the lemon, he hopes for the same reaction from Emma that Lisa gave. Instead she slices the lemon without thinking twice. This only makes Tony long for Lisa more, typified by the final, touching shots of him in bed later on, reaching over to the empty side of the bed.

The Episode Review

After Life continues to develop the relationship between Emma and Tony, with the real elephant in the room here being Lisa. Moving past what’s happened has really been the crux of the entire show and this season in particular continues this with the increased pressure on Emma trying to make sense of where she fits in in Tony’s life.

The various other subplots continue to tick over too, with James moving in with Brian, new depressed employee Coleen working to give Tony some equally negative energy to feed off and work with. Kath meanwhile, hits a big realization in her life, something that’s almost certainly going to crop up more in the coming chapters.

Either way though, this episode rounds things out with a touching conclusion, leaving everything wide open for the rest of the season.


AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 23 Lisa: Thoughts? Tony: Best snowman ever! Lisa: Snowperson! Tony: Oh. Yeah. Lisa: Yeah. Tony: My bad. Could be either gender. Lisa: Mm-hmm. (Lisa and Tony enjoyed their time together and had lots of laughs!)

February 6, 2022 – 10:29 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 22 Tony: Joking. Of course I fancy a drink. Emma: Where do you wanna go? Tony: Nowhere. I drink on the couch. Emma: Okay. Maybe I can come and sit on a couch nearby. Yep. Got any gin? Tony: Got everything. Emma: Tonic? Tony: I meant everything alcoholic

February 5, 2022 – 11:33 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 19 Micky: She was shagging Spud Head for a while. Elizabeth: He caught us at it, didn’t you? Brian: Awkward. 

February 3, 2022 – 10:55 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 18 Tony: So, when did you get banned from the all-you-can-eat buffet? Ewen: They said I was putting them out of business. I mean, they’d given me a few warnings for eating too much, but I said, “How can I eat too much if it’s all I can eat’?” Tony: You don’t work? Ewen: No. Took early retirement to get disability benefits. 

February 2, 2022 – 6:59 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 16 Kath: Got a pretend boyfriend. I hate my job. I’d rather do what you do, but I’ve lost my nerve. Yeah, I can’t date anymore. All the best men are taken. You know, or gay or mental. I made a list for my perfect bloke. How tragic is that?  ( sighs ) I can’t be bothered anymore. I mean,   WHAT’S THE POINT?

January 31, 2022 – 8:05 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 15 Annoying man: “They’re sounds. They shouldn’t concern you. You talk to your friend. I talk to my child.”

January 30, 2022 – 11:31 pm

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 10 Kath: Talking of vocabulary, I’ve got a date with a teacher, so… Tony: Well, if he teaches science, I probably wouldn’t go on about ghosts and horoscopes. 

January 23, 2022 – 1:32 am

— Tony and Kath care for each other but they love to argue too! NETFLIX Most Powerful Moment In After Life and great Review — — —- — World Exclusive: After Life Season 3: The First few Minutes After Life | Season 3 Official Trailer | Netflix — episodes will be released on January 14th. Just […]

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 9 Pat: It’s getting too much. What can I do? Tony: I dunno. You knew what she did for a living. You were all right with it…Well, you should talk to someone. I’m not qualified… Pat: Yes, you are. You were depressed and suicidal, weren’t you? 

January 22, 2022 – 1:31 am

— — After Life season 3 review: Ricky Gervais’ show is a terrific closure to a story of grief and acceptance After Life season 3 review: The third iteration in this Ricky Gervais series about grief and loss serves as an emotion-laden, poignant closure to the story. – Written By Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi |  January […]

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 8 Brian Gittins: “Anyway, I’m gonna start taking my comedy a little bit more seriously. Life has kicked the [crap] out of me in recent years, but I’ve reached rock bottom so the only way is up, innit?”

January 21, 2022 – 1:05 am

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AFTER LIFE 3 Review and Open Letter to Ricky Gervais Part 6 Tony tells Lenny “Would I give my kidney to a stranger? NO! I want to do something good. I want to make a sacrifice. I want to make a difference, but I think WHAT’S THE POINT? So I give my kidney to someone but they are gonna die anyway one day. So who cares?” (Includes my favorite song “I Will Follow You into the Dark”)

January 19, 2022 – 1:05 am

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Taking on Ark Times Bloggers on various issues Part I “Old Testament Bible Prophecy” includes the film TRUTH AND HISTORY and article ” Jane Roe became pro-life”

April 12, 2013 – 5:45 am

I have gone back and forth and back and forth with many liberals on the Arkansas Times Blog on many issues such as abortion, human rights, welfare, poverty, gun control  and issues dealing with popular culture. Here is another exchange I had with them a while back. My username at the Ark Times Blog is Saline […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Biblical ArchaeologyFrancis SchaefferProlife | Edit|Comments (0)

John MacArthur on fulfilled prophecy from the Bible Part 2

August 8, 2013 – 1:28 am

I have posted many of the sermons by John MacArthur. He is a great bible teacher and this sermon below is another great message. His series on the Book of Proverbs was outstanding too.  I also have posted several of the visits MacArthur made to Larry King’s Show. One of two most popular posts I […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Adrian RogersCurrent Events | Edit|Comments (0)

John MacArthur on fulfilled prophecy from the Bible Part 1

August 6, 2013 – 1:24 am

I have posted many of the sermons by John MacArthur. He is a great bible teacher and this sermon below is another great message. His series on the Book of Proverbs was outstanding too.  I also have posted several of the visits MacArthur made to Larry King’s Show. One of two most popular posts I […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Adrian RogersCurrent Events |Tagged Bible Prophecyjohn macarthur | Edit|Comments (0)

John MacArthur: Fulfilled prophecy in the Bible? (Ezekiel 26-28 and the story of Tyre, video clips)

April 5, 2012 – 10:39 am

Prophecy–The Biblical Prophesy About Tyre.mp4 Uploaded by TruthIsLife7 on Dec 5, 2010 A short summary of the prophecy about Tyre and it’s precise fulfillment. Go to this link and watch the whole series for the amazing fulfillment from secular sources. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvt4mDZUefo________________ John MacArthur on the amazing fulfilled prophecy on Tyre and how it was fulfilled […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Biblical Archaeology | Edit|Comments (1)

John MacArthur on the Bible and Science (Part 2)

August 1, 2013 – 12:10 am

John MacArthur on the Bible and Science (Part 2) I have posted many of the sermons by John MacArthur. He is a great bible teacher and this sermon below is another great message. His series on the Book of Proverbs was outstanding too.  I also have posted several of the visits MacArthur made to Larry […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Current Events | Edit|Comments (0)

John MacArthur on the Bible and Science (Part 1)

July 30, 2013 – 1:32 am

John MacArthur on the Bible and Science (Part 1) I have posted many of the sermons by John MacArthur. He is a great bible teacher and this sermon below is another great message. His series on the Book of Proverbs was outstanding too.  I also have posted several of the visits MacArthur made to Larry […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Current Events | Edit|Comments (0)

Adrian Rogers: “Why I believe the Bible is true”

July 9, 2013 – 8:38 am

Adrian Rogers – How you can be certain the Bible is the word of God Great article by Adrian Rogers. What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God’s Word? I want to give you five reasons to affirm the Bible is the Word of God. First, I believe the Bible is the […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Adrian RogersBiblical Archaeology | Edit|Comments (0)

The Old Testament is Filled with Fulfilled Prophecy by Jim Wallace

June 24, 2013 – 9:47 am

Is there any evidence the Bible is true? Articles By PleaseConvinceMe Apologetics Radio The Old Testament is Filled with Fulfilled Prophecy Jim Wallace A Simple Litmus Test There are many ways to verify the reliability of scripture from both internal evidences of transmission and agreement, to external confirmation through archeology and science. But perhaps the […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Biblical ArchaeologyCurrent Events | Edit|Comments (0)

Taking on Ark Times Bloggers on various issues Part M “Old Testament prophecy fulfilled?”Part 3(includes film DEATH BY SOMEONE’S CHOICE)

April 19, 2013 – 1:52 am

  I have gone back and forth and back and forth with many liberals on the Arkansas Times Blog on many issues such as abortion, human rights, welfare, poverty, gun control  and issues dealing with popular culture. Here is another exchange I had with them a while back. My username at the Ark Times Blog is […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Francis SchaefferProlife | Edit|Comments (0)

Evidence for the Bible

March 27, 2013 – 9:43 pm

Here is some very convincing evidence that points to the view that the Bible is historically accurate. Archaeological and External Evidence for the Bible Archeology consistently confirms the Bible! Archaeology and the Old Testament Ebla tablets—discovered in 1970s in Northern Syria. Documents written on clay tablets from around 2300 B.C. demonstrate that personal and place […]By Everette Hatcher III | Posted in Biblical Archaeology | E

On Saturday April 18, 2020 at 6pm in London and noon in Arkansas, I had a chance to ask Ricky Gervais a question on his Twitter Live broadcast which was  “Is Tony a Nihilist?” At the 20:51 mark Ricky answers my question. Below is the video:

Ricky Gervais 25/07/2021 Facebook Live at 28:29 mark Ricky answers my question about Sam Harris

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