"7 Days of Hell" starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington was premiered on HBO on 11 July at 10pm. The fictional account of a tennis match, too similar to ESPN's "30 for 30", could have been a hot mess, but instead the film manages to keep the audience engaged with its comedic brilliance.
Andy Samberg's Aaron Williams is everything the trailer promised the rogue tennis player to be, and more. The consistency of the character's craziness in the "documentary" is commendable, and so is the commitment to make this unbelievable story believable to the audience.
Kit Harington's Jon Snow is almost forgotten as the actor dons Charles Poole's tennis attire, pulling back his curls into a scrunchy.
Harington and Samberg, with the help of many, many – we cannot stress this enough, there are so many – guest appearances, moulded "7 Days in Hell" into a 45 minutes of comedy heaven for viewers. However, if you are of light-hearted and has issues with male nudity, then this is certainly not something you should watch. In the said 45 minutes, scrotum and penises pop up at least 20 times – even animated ones.
This comedy special, directed by former SNL writer Jake Szymanski, is definitely one for the history books, and not just because it accurately recorded the fictional events that led to the fictional match between Aaron Williams and Charles Poole, but also because it went to great lengths to make sure that the viewers laughed and had fun watching the movie.
You can watch "7 Days in Hell" online via HBO Go or HBO Now, but if you live outside the United States, you can stream on any online streaming platforms or download it via torrent sites available.