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Extras

Extras

The show generally has two angles. Firstly, Andy Millman (Gervais) is trying desperately to break through, which means a line here and there or any obvious camera presence. His luck is not improved by having a horribly inadequate agent (Merchant). Also, Maggie is a bit bumbling and more often than not puts Andy in rather precarious situations that result in him losing more than just face.

The other strand that runs throughout is their normal lives. Just as The Office wasn't purely about office antics, and touched on the lives of the people, so too does Extras delve into not only their personal lives, but also the relationship/friendship between Andy and Maggie.

The series also features different real life 'stars' and more often than not, these actors play integral roles in the shows story, as opposed to simple cameos.

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aired Jul 21, 2005

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Foxhound
Foxhound (Feb 05, 2013)

@j0lle It's under Specials.

j0lle
j0lle (Jul 25, 2012)

Brilliant show! You're missing an ep... s02e07, the long season finale.

Zarnikon
Zarnikon (May 14, 2012)

just watched all episodes.
What a pity that there are only 2 seasons.
Amazing show

jaaan
jaaan (Apr 26, 2011)

This show is just too painful to watch. Too fucking painful.

UPDATE: The Christmas Special was "easier", but oh so brilliant. Probably one of the best TV speeches ever.. (in the ranges of The West Wing :)

Fish
Fish (Apr 18, 2011)

Wonderful series!

ThyCaptain
ThyCaptain (Mar 13, 2011)

Same as kakature.

kakature
kakature (Sep 26, 2010)

Better than The Office imo.

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  • Premiered Jul 21, 2005
  • Genre Comedy
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Network BBC TWO
  • Runtime 30 minutes
  • Links IMDB and TheTVDB

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