Documentary Now!: Season 1 (2015)

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Boasting a talented cast and smart writing, Documentary Now! is a clever send-up of non-fiction filmmaking, though some may find themselves outside the narrow scope of its humor.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 333

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Air date: Aug 20, 2015

The lives of two aging socialites, and their deteriorating estate.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2015

Investigating the documentary "Kunuk the Hunter," which tries to separate reality from fabrication.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2015

The hipster media empire, DRONEZ, sends courageous journalists to Mexico to track down a drug lord.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2015

An investigation into the wrongful conviction of a man sentenced to death for the 1986 murder of John Patrick Winslow.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2015

A documentary crew travels to Arborg, Iceland, for the festival which honors American gangster, Al Capone.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2015

Part one of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the band, the Blue Jean Committee.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2015

Part two of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the band, the Blue Jean Committee.

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Audience Reviews for Documentary Now!: Season 1

  • Dec 08, 2020
    It's some of the funniest stuff I've seen, but I'm sure it'd be a lot funnier if I actually had seen what they're making a parody of, which I'm sure 96% of people haven't.
  • Oct 10, 2020
    Bill Hader is one severely mad genius, praise to Armisen too.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    The "grey gardens" spoof episode and the two part episodes of the Blue Jean Committee are gold.
  • May 29, 2020
    A very clever parody series that consistently impresses in terms of presentation. With each episode being a spoof of a renowned documentary (this season include knocks at Grey Gardens, Nanook Revisited, The Thin Blue Line), Documentary Now is certainly eclectic, and the filmmaking really replicates the look and format of the originals. This template tends to lead to some highly subversive jokes (the Vice parody is particularly spot on), and often yields unpredictable resultes. Granted, some viewers may not be in on the joke if they haven't seen the originals, but creators/stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader really make the most of their background in sketch comedy here, playing a plethora of different roles with all-too necessary deadpan delivery. At a time where both documentaries and spoofs have become less topical, Documentary Now proves both have real staying power!
  • Jan 02, 2020
    You won't find two guys having more fun being so ridiculous.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    While not every episode is a must see, Each is entertaining, but some just shine brighter than others, including an very strong start to the season through the first 3 episodes specifically.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Brilliantly hilarious.
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Hilarious. This mockumentary takes advantage of all the right moments to create a darkly funny assortment of parodies. Not exactly what I expected, though. A little darker.
  • Aug 02, 2016
    smart, laugh out loud comedy. incredibly talented actors.
  • Apr 26, 2016
    I haven't laughed so hard in ages. Much needed laughter.

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