Documentary Now!: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: 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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1
Air date: Aug 20, 2015
2
Air date: Sep 3, 2015
3
Air date: Sep 3, 2015
4
Air date: Sep 10, 2015
5
Air date: Sep 17, 2015
6
Air date: Sep 24, 2015
7
Air date: Sep 24, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Documentary Now! Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (16)

A clever series that emulates the styles of great documentaries past and applies them to fanciful (nonsensical) people and events.

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

These parodies are filmed with loving detail imitating the style as well as the look of each film, yet they're not content with being just parodies.

Aug 21, 2015 | Full Review…
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Documentary Now! is so wonderfully silly it may take viewers a moment to recognize just how smart it is, too.

Aug 21, 2015 | Full Review…
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[It's] one of the best laughers on cable.

Aug 21, 2015 | Full Review…

There are enough moments -- and quite a lot of them in Episode 3 -- to keep this ambitious enterprise on track and well worth a roll 'em.

Aug 20, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the show's creators can keep coming up with fresh takes on their subjects - and their track record suggests they can - Documentary Now! will deserve a long run.

Aug 19, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show featuring Bill Hader and Fred Armisen takes on the entire genre of documentary with each episode featuring a meticulously crafted spoof of a classic documentary that is catnip for cinephiles and a joy for comedy fans.

Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader immerse themselves in the mockumentary genre with this offbeat six-part series that lovingly parodies notable documentaries and "honors some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen."

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Documentary Now got picked up for its second and third seasons even before its first episode aired, so we can't wait to see what Hader, Armisen and Meyers have in store next week.

Nov 5, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

For film and comedy geeks, it's a late-summer treat.

Nov 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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