31 August 2018 | bijlesexact
Some chuckles here and there
Life's Too Short could have been great if it weren't for the fact that it exploits so many previous TV-shows that it's just nothing new. In fact, if you ask yourself the question "What would David Brent be like if he were born a dwarf" you kind of have what this series is about.
It also feels heavily reminiscent of I'm Alan Partridge, and many times it just feels like the same show except with a mockumentary layer around it and a dwarf instead of Steve Coogan. Basically a huge ego that is still in denial about lost glory. And while that can be funny, it just nowhere feels fresh.
Furthermore, Gervais apparently wasn't really sure about which road to pursue. On the one hand, Life's Too Short introduces little people in a more mature, serious fashion, like real actors (for the series itself, not in its universe), but on the other hand, it's short-jokes inbound.
It's an easy and amusing enough series to watch, but don't expect Gervais' next gem.