Go Back   Antsmarching.org Forums > General Discussion > The 24um


Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Well actually it's Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's third series together, but trying to keep the thread title trim. This follows the excellent The Office and then Extras. The first episode premiered tonight on BBC2, it doesn't hit the states here for awhile (on HBO, I believe) but of course it's already out there on the torrents, I'm downloading as I type.


They're each sort of playing broader versions of themselves, it's centralized on Davis plugging away with his career as a dwarf actor in Hollywood. It follows the fake documentary style as The Office, and there will be several celebrity cameos like in Extras. There's already been several clips released online, including a hilarious scene with Johnny Deep "angry" at Gervais over his Golden Globe comments.


Making Of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMQdPOcewik

Liam Neeson
http://youtu.be/eQOJbLTRWfM

Johnny Depp
http://youtu.be/Qx5fDTPdE1A


and you can see several others over in the 'related videos' area from those above.
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson

Last edited by junior94; 11-11-2011 at 01:10 AM.
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
Beefsteak1138
Orange White
 
Beefsteak1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 67,413

Shows Seen: 10

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Wicket!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmb1spe View Post
Dear sir/madam,

If you touch these motherfucking trash cans ever again, I swear to God/Allah/whomever that I will find you, rape your wife, grill your dog and eat it, and burn down your motherfucking house. My only hope will be that you are inside, paralyzed from the severe beating I'm about to toss you if these cans leave this curb before I get home.

Fuck your mother,
Beetus Cat
Beefsteak1138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
trippingbillie4
 
trippingbillie4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tulsa/Norman Oklahoma
Posts: 5,247

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

It'c crazy to think how many films Warwick has been in. I'm definitely going to check this out.
__________________
Typical Situation-6.12.97-Brilliant JOIN THE MISSION!:
http://www.antsmarching.org/forum/sh...d.php?t=176890
trippingbillie4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 01:54 PM   #4
Arby
Top4Life
 
Arby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 70,008

Shows Seen: 24

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

I see this being a very good show.
__________________
som3d3vil34
Arby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Finished the pilot, and it did get me to tears at some points. I guess the only thing I'm worried about is, they've taken the concept from Extras where Ricky had the worst agent in the world, well it's the same exact thing here with Warwick having the worst accountant in the world. And particularly in Extras' 2nd series, it got so over the top stupid with how the agent was, it actually took me out of the show somewhat, because the guy was so brainless, I don't care how guilty you feel as the client, you would've sacked this guy at some point. And I just hope it doesn't get to that degree with the accountant here.
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #6
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Don't know if anyone else has been seeking this out, but I regret to say I wouldn't exactly at this point be recommending it. It's now 5 episodes in, and after the first 3 being overall funny and fairly to pretty good, the last 2 have been downright awful. Thing is, this fake version of Warwick Davis, it's pretty much EXACTLY David Brent all over again. It's simply watching Brent but as a mildly famous dwarf. He's incredibly selfish, arrogant, clueless and a prick. So desperate to be liked and seen as successful. and it's gotten old real quick.


Plus the situations he's been in have gotten increasingly absurd for how so far outside reality they'd possibly be, past the point of actually being funny.
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
bonzo48280
Tramps Like Us...
 
bonzo48280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 13,502

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

this just started up on HBO. seriously side splitting scene with Liam Neeson. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
__________________
@mikeromano

-Packers suck, along with the Red Wings.
-BRUUUUUUUUUUCE
bonzo48280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
bonzo48280
Tramps Like Us...
 
bonzo48280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 13,502

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

*tring*

We're closed.
__________________
@mikeromano

-Packers suck, along with the Red Wings.
-BRUUUUUUUUUUCE
bonzo48280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #9
jamesismy
 
jamesismy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 414

Shows Seen: 8

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Quote:
Originally Posted by junior94 View Post
Don't know if anyone else has been seeking this out, but I regret to say I wouldn't exactly at this point be recommending it. It's now 5 episodes in, and after the first 3 being overall funny and fairly to pretty good, the last 2 have been downright awful. Thing is, this fake version of Warwick Davis, it's pretty much EXACTLY David Brent all over again. It's simply watching Brent but as a mildly famous dwarf. He's incredibly selfish, arrogant, clueless and a prick. So desperate to be liked and seen as successful. and it's gotten old real quick.


Plus the situations he's been in have gotten increasingly absurd for how so far outside reality they'd possibly be, past the point of actually being funny.
Yeah I agree...and I love Ricky. But now I think he should stick to podcasts and movies, unless he can come up with something truly original for a TV show.
__________________
8.22.08, 9.12.09, 9.13.09, 8.20.10, 7.08.11, 7.09.11 x2, and 7.10.11!
jamesismy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #10
Carbon Copy
 
Carbon Copy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 22,267

Shows Seen: 12

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Quote:
Originally Posted by junior94 View Post
Well actually it's Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's third series together, but trying to keep the thread title trim. This follows the excellent The Office and then Extras. The first episode premiered tonight on BBC2, it doesn't hit the states here for awhile (on HBO, I believe) but of course it's already out there on the torrents, I'm downloading as I type.


They're each sort of playing broader versions of themselves, it's centralized on Davis plugging away with his career as a dwarf actor in Hollywood. It follows the fake documentary style as The Office, and there will be several celebrity cameos like in Extras. There's already been several clips released online, including a hilarious scene with Johnny Deep "angry" at Gervais over his Golden Globe comments.


Making Of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMQdPOcewik

Liam Neeson
http://youtu.be/eQOJbLTRWfM

Johnny Depp
http://youtu.be/Qx5fDTPdE1A


and you can see several others over in the 'related videos' area from those above.
Have you ever been outside to see a sunset?
Carbon Copy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #11
Arby
Top4Life
 
Arby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 70,008

Shows Seen: 24

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Forgot about this show coming on. Just set a series recording on the ol DVR
__________________
som3d3vil34
Arby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #12
smokew11
1-0
 
smokew11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Reading, Pa
Posts: 45,364

Shows Seen: 29
Send a message via AIM to smokew11

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bonzo48280 View Post
this just started up on HBO. seriously side splitting scene with Liam Neeson. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
i watched that last week, that scene was so funny
__________________
MyShows
In Memoriam: Kermit. May angels guide you in

Quote:
Originally Posted by haybale97 View Post
One time! I fucked one fatty!
smokew11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #13
trippingbillie4
 
trippingbillie4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tulsa/Norman Oklahoma
Posts: 5,247

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Liam Neeson's scene made me laugh so hard
__________________
Typical Situation-6.12.97-Brilliant JOIN THE MISSION!:
http://www.antsmarching.org/forum/sh...d.php?t=176890
trippingbillie4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
smokew11
1-0
 
smokew11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Reading, Pa
Posts: 45,364

Shows Seen: 29
Send a message via AIM to smokew11

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

just caught up..Johnny Depp was genius
__________________
MyShows
In Memoriam: Kermit. May angels guide you in

Quote:
Originally Posted by haybale97 View Post
One time! I fucked one fatty!
smokew11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #15
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

I feel so bad for you guys when you actually get further along
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #16
Arby
Top4Life
 
Arby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 70,008

Shows Seen: 24

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Blaahhhh watching the pilot now. Its only funny when Steve and Ricky are on screen. Neeson was very funny too.

Other than that its the same old same old. The small guy is trying to channel Ricky and its not funny.
__________________
som3d3vil34
Arby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
bonzo48280
Tramps Like Us...
 
bonzo48280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 13,502

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

the 2nd episode was funnier altogether. The Star Wars wedding killed me, and so did Johnny Depp
__________________
@mikeromano

-Packers suck, along with the Red Wings.
-BRUUUUUUUUUUCE
bonzo48280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #18
DrewD55
 
DrewD55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Posts: 7,869

Shows Seen: 20

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Off to the usual TV torrent sites to find this. Hadn't even heard Gervais and Merchant were working on a third show, but I loved Extras, probably as much as the UK original of The Office. Besides the hilarious use of celebrities as caricatures of themselves, I thought, particularly in the second series, which is where it reached more than a level of parody and got to a commentary on popular culture embracing the least common denominator, was really sharp (and the celebrity work was great, too. There are few things I've found funnier than Kate Winslet in a nun's habit, saying "Get 'round here soon because I'm fudding meself and bloody loving it"). Don't know anything about this one's central premise outside of the posts here, but I'll definitely check it out.
__________________
Barney's movie had heart, but Football In The Groin had a football in the groin...
DrewD55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 01:25 AM   #19
bonzo48280
Tramps Like Us...
 
bonzo48280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 13,502

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

My god the episode this week killed me. When the kid in the wheelchair rolled up I lost it. this show is so cruel that it's hilarious. I don't know how Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant get away with this stuff
__________________
@mikeromano

-Packers suck, along with the Red Wings.
-BRUUUUUUUUUUCE
bonzo48280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #20
TomDMB803
santa hat.
 
TomDMB803's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 2,097

Shows Seen: 41

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Absolutely love this show.

Warwick in the teddy bear costume for the wedding had me dying
__________________
- Tom
TomDMB803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #21
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

So it's just been made official there will be no 2nd full series on this (not a shocker far as I'm concerned), but they are going to create a one-off special to end it, much like what they did for The Office and Extras.
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
bonzo48280
Tramps Like Us...
 
bonzo48280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 13,502

Shows Seen: 31

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

that actually kind of sucks. I thought this show was hilarious.
__________________
@mikeromano

-Packers suck, along with the Red Wings.
-BRUUUUUUUUUUCE
bonzo48280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #23
crashintome202
 
crashintome202's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 15,170

Shows Seen: 9

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

pissed there wont be a 2nd season, i love it
__________________
Quote:
At some point in life, everyone has gambled on a fart and lost
crashintome202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #24
sjuhawks
 
sjuhawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 638

Shows Seen: 65

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

I thought this show was hysterical. Woulda loved to see more. The episode with Johnny depp was so funny
sjuhawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #25
junior94
not a unique snowflake
 
junior94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: City Of Angels/City Of Brotherly Love
Posts: 26,741

Shows Seen: 2
Send a message via AIM to junior94 Send a message via Yahoo to junior94

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

Did all of you guys actually watch the WHOLE series? I can't believe you didn't find it repetitive and annoying by the last couple of episodes, it genuinely stuns me. and with how much Davis was just Brent-light.


btw in other news from this general universe, Merchant is working on an HBO series called Hello Ladies. I don't know exactly what it'll be, if like a sitcom form of his stand up act or what, because that's the title of the solo stage show he did last year. But either way I'll certainly look forward to it.

I had kinda wondered if it was by design that Merchant didn't seem to be involved at all in the 3rd series of Idiot Abroad. Not that he had to do a ton in the first two, but still
__________________
Kevin

"Ohh, why do my actions have consequences?!?!" - Homer J. Simpson

Last edited by junior94; 01-06-2013 at 12:47 PM.
junior94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #26
jwehaeDMB
Pepe the King Prawn
 
jwehaeDMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: UConn Champs 2014
Posts: 5,295

Shows Seen: 48

Re: Life's Too Short (Ricky Gervais' 3rd series, starring Warwick Davis)

I'm not surprised. I couldn't take any more after the first couple episodes. Didn't really find it too funny (outside of that Neeson scene)..
__________________
HavnAGdTime >
Atlanta 2006, my wife and I enjoyed a great show. I drank moderately and had a bite to eat before leaving. Upon our arrival home we had intercourse in the missionary position for the sole purpose of procreation. A child was concieved and is now the light of our lives.
jwehaeDMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


   
Site LinksAbout AntsAnts MobileTweet Tweet
Home
Ants+
Tour Central
Search bar
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
The Ants Blog
Advertise on Ants
Ants on your cell phone
iAnts
mobile news
mobile setlists
antslive!
Ants' Twitter
DMBLive Twitter
Matt's Twitter
Jake's Twitter
Joe's Twitter