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Life's Too Short is a mock documentary show that aired at the end of 2012. It is written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The show stars Warwick Davis as an exaggerated version of himself. The supporting cast consists of Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Steve Brody, Rosamund Hanson, Jo Enright, and Shaun Williamson. It is about his struggles in show business to get quality roles, and trying to duplicate a fraction of the fame he had two decades earlier. The show ran for 8 episodes.

The series begins with Warwick Davis introducing himself and talking about the level of success he has achieved in his life. It is obvious that his fame came a decade or two before, but Warwick is having trouble grasping that he may not be as famous as he once was. His ego causes his wife to leave him early on. This is the reason he has agreed to allow a documentary about himself to be made. He starts off by visiting his agents, Ricky and Stephen.

They do not take his visit seriously and let him know that they have nothing for him. Warwick is feeling down, and this provides the realization that little people should have their own company of agents to represent them. He goes out and finds a new secretary to help begin this new venture. In between him trying to run his new business, it shows him still trying to be famous. He is shown at conventions where he signs autographs for movies he used to appear in, and is even asked to come to a wedding dressed as one of his old characters. He thinks he is famous enough to come as himself, and is offended that he would have to dress up.

Furthermore, when roles start coming in for his new casting agency, he begins to hog all the good roles. This causes all the clients he represents to despise him.

Life's Too Short is a Comedy series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on February 19, 2012. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

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 Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, iTunes online.

Sundays at 10:30 pm et/pt on HBO
1 Season, 8 Episodes
February 19, 2012
Cast: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Rosamund Hanson
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Life's Too Short Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.