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Life's Too Short 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2011–2013)
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.
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Series cast summary:
Warwick Davis ...  Warwick Davis 8 episodes, 2011-2013
Ricky Gervais ...  Ricky Gervais 7 episodes, 2011-2013
Stephen Merchant ...  Stephen Merchant 7 episodes, 2011-2013
Rosamund Hanson ...  Cheryl 7 episodes, 2011-2013
Steve Brody Steve Brody ...  Accountant 6 episodes, 2011-2013
Jo Enright Jo Enright ...  Sue 5 episodes, 2011-2013
Shaun Williamson ...  Shaun Williamson 5 episodes, 2011-2013
Kiruna Stamell ...  Amy 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Les Dennis ...  Les Dennis 4 episodes, 2011-2013
Matthew Holness ...  Ian 3 episodes, 2011
Keith Chegwin ...  Keith Chegwin 3 episodes, 2011-2013
Peter Bonner Peter Bonner ...  Little Pete / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2013
Sarah Bennett Sarah Bennett ...  Ebony / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2013
Colin Hoult Colin Hoult ...  Bryan / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2013
Jon Key Jon Key ...  Anthony 2 episodes, 2011
Raymond Griffiths Raymond Griffiths ...  Ray 2 episodes, 2011-2013
George Appleby George Appleby ...  Dan 2 episodes, 2011-2013
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.

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He's big on ego. And a little short on everything else.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elu on liiga lühike See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Warwick Davis suggested the title for the series. See more »

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Referenced in The Trip to Italy (2014) See more »

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Good, not great.
26 November 2011 | by matthewfarmerfarmer1See all my reviews

Life's too short is basically an amalgamation of both "The Office" and "Extras" but sadly not as good as either. That's not to say it isn't good.

There are some underlying problems, one being the character Warwick Davis. This isn't going to be a scathing attack on his capabilities as an actor because I believe his performance is really quite good. However, the character seems to similar to David Brent and Ricky Gervais' portrayal of that character is incomparable. The fault is not with Davis but with the writing. The only thing missing is the ability for the viewer to sympathise with Davis, there is enough to sympathise with his situation (divorce, career down hill) but not with the character, because all you really see are his superficial or self empathising tendencies.

Some of the press reviews have been extremely unfair and seem to have drastically missed the point in terms of where the humour lies. In my view the humour lies in the absurd nature of the people Warwick meets; examples being Depp placing him in a toilet and H B Carter putting him in a bin as if they believe this is acceptable behaviour.

All in all it appears to be getting stronger episode by episode and there are usually a few hilarious scenes in each that make it worth watching.


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