I watched Ricky Gervais‘ Extras - The Extra Special Series Finale on DVD last night. The series on the whole was a bit spotty and the series finale pretty much followed suit. It felt a bit long in some parts which could have benefited with some editing to make things a bit tighter. but the girdle-popping scene along with Andy Millman’s heartfelt confession at the end are a must-see for Ricky Gervais fans. it was interesting that Gervais chose to use Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work to emphasize the sad scene with Maggie.
I personally felt it was a bit lame since This Woman’s Work has been used a number of times before in other films and TV shows. it was a bit distracting especially since they didn’t feature songs like this in previous episodes in the series. a bit out of character, I’d say. another negative about the release is the lack of any bonus features. the DVDs for seasons 1 and 2 both had some neat bonus videos especially the footage of Gervais not being able to keep a straight face in pretty much any scene that he’s in. at times, the bloopers are even funnier to watch than some of the actual episodes.