Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Life's Too Short

Season 1
Whether its being tossed about by Johnny Depp, being placed in a trash bin by Helena Bonham Carter, or the everyday problems of divorce or bankruptcy, life is not picnic for a dwarf in show business. "Life's Too Short" follows the day to day rigmarole and embarrassments of Warwick Davis, the 3'6", narcissistic actor appearing in such films as "Return of the Jedi", the Harry Potter series, and "Willow". The series was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and is more of the same from the creators of the immensely popular "The Office" and "Extras", with Davis basically serving as a David Brent stand-in and celebrity cameos thrown in for good measure (Depp and Liam Neeson are particular standouts). Still, the show finds many moments of hilarity and although it is not its developers greatest achievement, it is still stands as a worthwhile comic exercise.