Life's Too Short

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  • TV-MA
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (16,528)

Life's Too Short is a British television sitcom that premiered on HBO in 2011. The series was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who also served as writers and executive producers. The show follows the life of Warwick Davis, a dwarf actor who is struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Warwick's career has hit rock bottom, and he is finding it tough to land any significant roles. He is on the verge of bankruptcy and is struggling to make ends meet. His personal life isn't great either, as he is going through a divorce and has a difficult time connecting with his children.

Warwick is constantly trying to impress other people and tries to maintain a positive image of himself in the public eye. It is especially difficult for him as he is a dwarf and constantly faces obstacles that are unique to his height. But, he doesn't let his height define him, and he is determined to succeed in the entertainment industry.

The show is a mix of mockumentary style with Warwick, playing a fictionalized version of his real-life self. The show has an ensemble cast, including cameos from celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Liam Neeson, and Sting. Along with the celebrity cameos, the show has several characters who interact with Warwick, including his assistant Cheryl, played by Jo Enright, and his accountant, played by Steve Brody.

One of the significant themes of the show is Warwick's struggle with his identity. He often feels like he is not taken seriously and is looked upon as just a novelty in the industry. He is always trying to prove his worth and make a name for himself, but he is constantly overshadowed by his height.

The show also deals with Warwick's personal life and relationships. He struggles with his relationships with his ex-wife and children and tries to find a balance between his work and personal life. The show portrays Warwick as a flawed character, and he often makes mistakes and bad decisions, but he is also shown as a sympathetic character who is trying his best to navigate through life.

Life's Too Short is a hilarious, yet heartwarming comedy that explores the challenges faced by someone who is different from others. The show doesn't shy away from Warwick's height and instead uses it to highlight the obstacles he faces daily. The show takes an unflinching look at the entertainment industry and the challenges faced by actors, especially those who are not considered "conventional."

The writing is top-notch, with the show featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's signature style of humor. The show also takes some jabs at the current social climate and the entertainment industry's obsession with image.

The performances are excellent, with Warwick Davis delivering a fantastic performance as himself. Warwick manages to bring depth to his character, and even in his most unlikable moments, he manages to make the audience root for him. The ensemble cast also deserves a mention, with Jo Enright, in particular, delivering some hilarious moments as Warwick's no-nonsense assistant Cheryl.

In conclusion, Life's Too Short is a brilliant comedy that explores the struggles of a dwarf actor in the entertainment industry. The show deals with themes of identity, relationships, and self-worth, making it a heartfelt and poignant show. With an excellent cast and top-notch writing, Life's Too Short is a must-watch comedy that will have you laughing and crying at the same time.

Life's Too Short is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2012.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
July 5, 2013
Warwick is now a changed man as he focuses on putting other people first. His old friend Val Kilmer shows up to talk about a sequel to Willow, but it comes at a cost.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
April 8, 2012
Warwick attends a charity event in hopes he gets to hang out with celebrities. Hoping to impress Sting he spends more money than he should.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 25, 2012
Warwick shows up for a meeting with his estranged wife Sue and her solicitor and new boyfriend Ian to finalize their divorce. After he takes along his accountant for advice and support things don't end up working out as he planned. Warwick arranges a flat warming party, inviting Amy along in an effort to lift his spirits.Warwick books Cat Deeley to attend hs party and neither Amy or Cat are pleased by his efforts to impress her.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 18, 2012
Warwick learns about different religions and pays a visit to his spiritual counsellor and life coach, a Catholic priest and a Scientologist hoping that he will find enlightenment. He also attempts to get himself back on the market, returning to the dating agency where he first met his wife Sue.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 11, 2012
Warwick is busy moving into a new apartment and trying to get himself elected as Chairman of The Society of People of Small Stature. His difficult divorce proceedings continue and things fail to improve after he shows up at the old family home and finds Sue looking cozy with her solicitor, Ian.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 4, 2012
Warwick launches a new website in hopes of getting more work. Warwick must show the clients that he doesn't save the best roles for himself by making showreels re-enacting famous film scenes.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 26, 2012
With his career on a landslide and a wife who's divorcing him, Warwick is finding it difficult to deal with life. He has an awkward appearance at a sci-fi convention and an unsuccessful money-making session with his assistant, Cheryl. Things improve though when Johnny Depp hires him to research a new movie role.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 19, 2012
In the series premiere, Warwick seeks advice from old friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson ends up managing to beat him to it.
Life's Too Short: The Special
101. Life's Too Short: The Special
March 29, 2013
He may be short, but Warwick Davis is not about to short fans of 'Life's Too Short' as he returns for the special one-hour conclusion of the riotous HBO comedy series. Created by Davis with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the show followed Davis as he played a conceited, self-absorbed version of himself trying to be British entertainment's go-to little person. As the finale begins, he now claims he's a changed man, with an altruistic outlook and an exciting film opportunity that involves Val Kilmer. Meanwhile, Warwick continues to run a talent agency for show-biz little people, lives with his girlfriend Amy, and seeks out his old pals Gervais and Merchant.
Where to Watch Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Life's Too Short on demand at Max and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 19, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (16,528)