Documentary Now Season 51 (actually 2) Comes Out September 14th You HAVE TO Check Out Season 1 on Netflix
Nothing like a nice short and sweet title to kick off a blog.
If you're like me (hopefully for your own sake you are not) then you grew up watching Saturday Night Live. I was a HUGE SNL guy until like 2013 when the entire cast "retired". Well two former cast members, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have a mocku-mentary show on IFC that you have to check out (three cast members if you count Seth Meyers who is a writer for the program)
Basically they parody other documentaries and it is right up my ally comedy wise. It is definitely not for everybody (aka stupid people won't find it funny) but I highly recommend it. The 50th season (first season) is on Netflix now, it's only 7 half hour episodes, if you're like me, you can bang that out in one night. Season 2 debuts on September 14th so that is plenty of time to catch up.
All the episodes are completely different. It starts with Helen Mirren as the host and they pretend that this show has been on for 50 years of documenting everyday life across the world. In season one they parody VICE, The Thin Blue Line and The History of the Eagles, just to name a few. It's hard to explain but if you give this show a chance I think you will enjoy it. Those are my favorite episodes. First episode I won't even describe but it's a must watch. In the "Blue Jean Committee" season finale 2 part episode, Fred and Bill are in a blues band from Chicago that goes "California" in the 70's, it makes fun of the Eagles because of the rocky and tempestuous relationship the band members had.
I'm very excited for season 2. Currently have a few friends that have watched season 1 but am dying for more people to watch to have more people to talk about it with. Again, the first season is on Netflix NOW.
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