During this fortnight that is Wimbledon, I can’t get enough tennis.
But that’s not why I loved and fervently recommend 7 Days in Hell, the hilarious mockumentary scheduled to air this Saturday night on HBO.
(I saw it early OnDemand. Gotta love OnDemand.)
Andy Samberg (SNL, Brooklyn 99) is Aaron Williams, a washed up former tennis star long removed from the game who returns for one last epic match against his bitter rival, young tennis phenom Charles Poole, played by Kit Harington (the late — or is he? — Jon Snow of Game of Thrones).
The match goes the full five sets and, since it is played at Wimbledon, does not have a tie break in the final set. So the play goes on and on — for a variety of bizarre reasons — for seven long days.
John Isner and Nicolas Mahut will be a tad jealous when they see why. (They hold the real record for the longest match at Wimbledon, iffin you didn’t know — 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days.)
There are tons of cameos by celebrities from television, film, tennis, even the world of magic. The story is outrageous, but the documentary format is honored, so it looks right…
Even though it is gloriously wrong.
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Love Downton Abbey? The ol’ upstairs/downstairs drama?
How bout with some out-and-out silliness?
Add Another Period (Tuesdays, Comedy Central) to your viewing /DVR schedule.
The name alone makes me happy. But the cast — including Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Jason Ritter, Christina Hendricks and a host of others I can’t name — is game for anything, which makes the show crazy funny.
From what I can tell on Imdb.com, there are lots of great cameos planned, too, so you look forward to that.
Or, you can if you watch.
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