Life's Too Short 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
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1. Episode 1 AGES_15_AND_OVER

Series Premiere. After opening his doors to a film crew, Warwick Davis seeks advice from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant; Liam Neeson pitches himself as a serious actor.

Starring:
Warwick Davis,Ricky Gervais
Runtime:
28 minutes

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Episode 1

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais
Supporting actors Stephen Merchant
Season year 2013
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PulpDiction on 27 Feb. 2015
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Life's Too Short truly is the moment when the emperor has no clothes. Made when Ricky Gervais could seemingly do no wrong, the show is so badly judged and, at times, just plain desperate, that you start to wonder whether The Office and Extras really were as good as you remember.

They were (I re-watched them to make sure), but that's because Gervais and Merchant's shtick was still fresh at that point. Here, their comedy style just seems stale and flat; creaking under the same awkward looks, politically incorrect comments and the spoof documentary format.

Warwick Davis is actually a very likeable performer, and the idea of basing a show around a little person with a severe case of small man syndrome is an interesting one that could have worked well if they hadn't decided to make him a carbon copy of David Brent.

Every stammering monologue, every smug look to the camera, every desperate act to gain a little acceptance from those around him - it's all Brent by numbers. And that's not necessarily down to any fault of Davis, but rather the fact that Gervais and Merchant are only capable of producing one type of comedy, and the vox pop interview segments that are a by-product of the documentary style only add to the sense of deja vu.

There is the odd moment of inspiration - most notably Liam Neeson's unsuccessful foray into comedy - but, like combing for treasure in a rubbish tip, you have to wade through a lot of garbage to find them.

Worst of all are the moments that take place in the office of Gervais and Merchant (with the sole exception of the Neeson scene). These are basically a way for the writer/directors to shoehorn themselves into the action and, presumably, give the Americans watching on HBO more of a reason to tune in.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Gemmell on 30 May 2014
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Superb writing and great fun to watch....
I love it when actors are happy to send themselves up, playing a "faux" them. Like Matt LeBlanc in Episodes...
Only tried this as I got Amazon Prime - but a great find.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William on 2 Nov. 2014
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The film/video was far too enough and self indulgent
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