I have just deleted Netflix. Wait, I still have husband’s account to fall back on! I’m doing it to save that little extra money each month and I noticed that I was series and movie watching too often, it was becoming an unhealthy fall back habit.
Before I did that I watched Ricky Gervais’s After Life.
For those who don’t know Ricky Gervais’s characters and comedy, when you mention his name to people they tend to pull a face and say they don’t really like his stuff or agree that he’s funny.
After Life is about Gervais’s character Tony dealing with depression after his wife had died. He’s on a bitter hating spree and through videos, his wife left and experiences had he comes out the other side smiling.
The first set of episodes are pretty grim and of course, there’s the swearing. Though each one has a thoughtful angle and that’s what kept me watching.
The last two episodes had me in tears. Complete tears.
What is brought up has relevance to dementia, death and the people you love so it can hit hard.
There were some great actors (and new too) that I
The end comes full circle back to happiness and changing yourself.
The other theme was on being thankful for the people in your life, really thankful. As in even the people that annoy you so much your head might explode, be thankful.
I have such people in my life and one of them called straight after watching the shows final episodes. I wanted to soak in the brilliance of the story and messages in it but I called them back shortly anyway. We spoke and as usual, I listened, they talked, I listened, they talked. I spoke authentically, even though our views don’t match up, this can sometimes cause tension.
Though now, I am thankful I have such a person.