And the response? In general, it wasn't offensive like everyone thought it was going to be, but it wasn't crazy good or Showgirls-bad either. We've got something to say about Ricky Gervais's hair but here's what other people say.
The Guardian said - 'It's a shame. I really wanted it to be good. To shut up the Gervais bashers, for one, who may even be more annoying than Gervais himself. But also - and mainly - because he used to be so good. Remember?'
The Telegraph - 'Derek was, at its heart, nothing if not kind. 4/5 stars'
The Huffington Post - 'We know that, whatever Twitter might tell you and what gaffes he makes when he's feeling too clever, Ricky Gervais is compassionate - his love of animals, his longtime partner, his friends all give him away.'
The Independent - 'If you were feeling very kind indeed, you might want to give Gervais credit for trying. But I don't think you'd conclude that he'd succeeded.'
Erm, Twitter is there for your feedback folks.
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