Advertisements Just watched the first season of Ricky Gervais' show "After Life". Its about a man wallowing in depression after his wife's death due to cancer. He's a miserable bleep to everyone cause he is so myopic, and inward focused. It took me a few episodes not to completely hate the guy (part of that may be cause I dont like Gervais all that much). But over the arc of the season you see his character develop, and you see how much pain he's in. only 6 episodes, a half hour each so not a huge time commitment. really left me thinking.