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Life's Too Short: Season 1 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Life's Too Short is enjoyably crass, but borrows heavily from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's previous work.


Tv Season Info

This mockumentary follows the life and work of actor and little person Warwick Davis, whose career isn't what it used to be since the days of "Willow" and "Star Wars." Making matters worse are a crumbling marriage and money troubles brought on by an inept accountant. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant costar, playing themselves. The star-studded season features appearances by Sting, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp and Liam Neeson.


Warwick Davis
as Warwick Davis
Ricky Gervais
as Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
as Stephen Merchant
Steve Brody
as Eric Biddle
Shaun Williamson
as Shaun Williamson
Liam Neeson
as Himself
Johnny Depp
as Himself
as Himself
Steve Carell
as Himself
Peter Bonner
as Little Pete
Jon Key
as Anthony
Val Kilmer
as Val Kilmer
Donal Cox
as Priest
Anthony Welsh
as BBC Director
Nicola Redmond
as Real-estate agent
Cat Deeley
as Herself
Keith Chegwin
as Keith Chegwin
Victoria Hollins
as BBC Presenter
Ramin Karimloo
as Scientologist
Les Dennis
as Les Dennis
Dean Whatton
as Little Jesus
Javone Prince
as Passerby
Binde Johal
as Brokeback #1
Steve Haze
as Brokeback #2
Rupert Holliday-Evans
as Police Officer
Rupert Holliday Evans
as Police Officer
Jack Binstead
as Justin Palmer
Christian Stevens
as Little Lord
Kerry Shale
as Film Director
as Nobby
The Shend
as Nobby
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Critic Reviews for Life's Too Short: Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13)

Life's Too Short is an acquired taste worth acquiring.

February 19, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Gervais and Merchant's comedy does have a habit of growing on you.

February 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are some funny bits, while Gervais expertly fashions his own comeuppance for last year's Golden Globes' roast.

February 19, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Laugh, wince and tune in for more of Gervais' insightful and intentional pushing of our buttons.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

Life's Too Short is an intermittently funny but mostly mediocre retread of the themes and humor from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's previous shows.

February 19, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

We're glad to be on this side of the screen, laughing through their pain.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

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