Our category of “Sweet Streams” has never been more because this show is “sweet” both in the “sweet, brah” sense and in the “awww, how sweet”. This show has been around on Netflix for a quite a while now and I am not sure how or why I went so long without watching, but in the course of two days, I recently watched both seasons. When I told my mom that Ricky Gervais was in a show that was very sweet, she thought I was being sarcastic, but fans of Extras and The Office may not be as shocked.
Derek follows, you guessed it, Derek, played by Gervais, and his cohorts at the senior home where he works. Derek is a little odd, but with a heart of gold, caring most for little animals and his friends. Chief among those friends his Hannah, the manager of the home who has a lot on her hands trying to care for the residence, but more efforts seem to go towards wrangling Derek and his friend Kev. Her big sisterly love for Derek is the real heart of the show.
If you, like me, sometimes crave a good cry, then this is the show for you. Even if you ar not a crier, there is no way that this show won’t tug at your heart strings. Its main message of surrounding yourself with good people who understand what is really important in life is touching. Give it a watch.