Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Fred Armisen ...  Enzo Entolini / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Bill Hader ...  Clark Honus / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Helen Mirren ...  Herself - Hostess 13 episodes, 2015-2016
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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

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USA

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English

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20 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Meyers, Hader and Armisen came up with the idea of a mockumentary show while creating a sketch called "The History of Punk" at Saturday Night Live. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Pee Lady (2016) See more »

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Huge love and respect for Fred, Bill and Seth but the show is just a waste of slots on the channel and i recommend no one to try watching it for the sake of comedy ..
21 August 2015 | by Aktham TashtushSee all my reviews

OMG this is a torture !!! I really had such high hopes for this as i love this old (old as i can remember) crew of Saturday Night Live, "Bill Hader", "Fred Armisen" and being co-wrote by Seth Meyers ... and the first scene where Helen Mirren introduces the "movie" it was all unnecessary and loose,

The script is not really funny, well at least for people who usually get even the smallest gesture of comedy .. even the moves and face expressions of "Bill Hader" and "Fred Armisen" which used to be hilarious, here were not that engaging or effective !!!

Anyway, this is a pilot and the final scene was well somehow weird and i don't know !!! it's like asking .. where are they going next !! like would it be a semi-horror series now !!

Independent Film Channel or the so called IFC would probably lose nothing from distributing this .. i mean never watched anything on it ,, hell first time i'v heard of it ... but they gotta try harder of picking up shows not only based on names (which i hugely respect and love).

So overall,, the show is just a waste of slots on the channel and i recommend no one to try watching for the sake of comedy cuz you'll kinda hate yourself for spending that half hour on literally nothing ..


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