Television: Documentary Now!

Stumbled across this little gem on Netflix, and it's done a good job of cheering me up when I need something funny.

In this series, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, often accompanied by other known names (looking at you, John Slattery, among many) recreate various styles of documentaries. The first is a sendup of Grey Gardens, and they barrel roll from there. All highly amusing and oddly spot on with the way they imitate old documentaries, right down to the music.

Each is introduced in Masterpiece style by Helen Mirren.

New episodes expected in August.

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