Contest Time: Win “Cemetery Junction” on DVD!
Alright, folks. Here’s the deal. We have a DVD in our possession to give away. The only thing is, we have to choose which one of you readers to give it away to. Some may call this a contest. We consider is a POWER TRIP!
The DVD is of “Cemetery Junction,” a new enterprise by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the minds behind the BBC classics “The Office” (the original, not the inferior but still pretty good NBC version) and “Extras.” If you haven’t seen either of these, please, forget about this contest and get to work on the both of them right now. If you HAVE seen them, then you realize that “Cemetery Junction” can only be awesome. Here’s a quick synopsis:
From the award-winning team behind the hit series; “The Office”. 70’s England is in full swing as three outcast friends find themselves drinking, joking, fighting and chasing girls, while dreaming of escape from their blue-collar hometown of Cemetery Junction. Freddie (Christian Cooke) is a salesman suddenly thrown onto the fast track when he gains the attention of his boss, Mr. Kendrick (Ralph Fiennes). Torn between a prior life of partying with his friends (Tom Hughes and Jack Doolan) and the promise of a brighter future, life gets more complicated when the bosses daughter becomes the focus of Freddie’s affection. Also starring Ricky Gervais and Emily Watson.
Judging by the trailer, it’s going to be a bit more serious coming-of-agey than the other shows they’ve produced … but that’s not a bad thing! If you saw the finale of either “The Office” or “Extras” and didn’t cry, then you have no soul. These folks KNOW how to combine comedic content with dramatic arc! Hooray!
Here’s the trailer, by the way:
So, the contest will be similar to our other ones. Find a clip on YouTube featuring Ricky Gervais in ANY WAY POSSIBLE and post it in the comments below. Extra points go to clips that are not from “The Office” or “Extras.” Super extra bonus points if there’s swearing in it.
Get to it, everyone!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.