Synopsis: "Saturday Night Live" compatriots Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers serve as creators, executive producers and writers of this IFC original series, using their love of documentary films and combining it with comedy to present a unique take on the form. Hosted by Dame Helen Mirren and starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is shot in a different documentary film style, paying tribute to some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen.
Main Feature: I only recently watched an episode or two of IFC's "Documentary Now" series and was instantly drawn in. Mill Creek Entertainment recent Blu-ray release of season one and two only adds to the joy with a pairing of Hader and Armisen, two of my all-time fave SNL alums. Where the latter is a master of impressions--some of the best I've ever seen--the former carries a dramatic edge to his personalities in this, among much of his other work. Hader has dramatic chops that are deserving of recognition. They come in handy here to turn the faux serious into hilarity. Plus, Helen Mirren clearly is having fun as the host/narrator of the 'mockumentary' series. All in all, a very funny show from two insanely funny people.
Special Features: Only extra is a Mill Creek digital copy, which can only be viewed via the company's own app (no Ultraviolet or Itunes support).
Final Call: Despite zero extras, the fact is that seasons one and two of "Documentary Now" on Blu-ray are more than satisfying, overwhelmingly hilarious and easy repeat viewing.