There was probably no way, I suppose, for Ricky Gervais to aggressively lambast and offend the way he did during his 2011 Golden Globes hosting gig. Last night’s opening monologue plays slightly better than the second time, for whatever that’s worth. It seemed to me that people laughed a bit more last night — in 2011 a lot of them scowled or looked a bit stunned. The only person Gervais seemed to really piss off was Elton John.