This video shows the making of Life’s Too Short, the new sitcom (a lot of sit, not much com) from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. I’m afraid the comedy duo have failed on this occasion.
We’re now halfway through the first season (I suspect there won’t be a second) of Life’s Too Short. And I’m not impressed. The show is very uneven, with flashes of brilliance in amongst a lot of trash.
The basic premise isn’t all that good, even though Warwick Davis is a legend and the best thing on the show. But the big problem with Life’s Too Short are Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant playing themselves.
They are just themselves rather than caricatures. And they have their celebrity friends drop by, which helps the show but doesn’t half smack of name dropping.
The Office was genius, Extras hit and miss. Life’s Too Short is just a bit crap. And a failure may be just what Gervais needs to bring him back down to earth.