Family Tree: Be His Guest

by Ethan Alter May 13, 2013 8:00 am
<i>Family Tree:</i> Be His Guest

With his first HBO series Family Tree, Christopher Guest becomes an active participant in the ongoing small-screen mockumentary boom he helped lay the groundwork for through movies like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and the granddaddy of them all, This is Spinal Tap. (Ricky Gervais has been very vocal about Guest's work inspiring him to go off and make The Office, which in turn led to the U.S. Office, as well as Parks and Rec, Modern Family and so on.) Guest's movies are hysterical (well, except for the last one before his apparently self-imposed hiatus, For Your Consideration), but it was an open question as to whether he'd be able to translate his skills to TV's long-form storytelling model as opposed to the 80 to 90 minutes his movies run.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

by Ethan Alter October 29, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Get to know Christopher Guest's big, crazy family.

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