Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Trip - TV Series - DVD Review

The Trip - TV Series - DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Entertainment

It's the turn of the release of the six part series The Trip to get its time to shine.

Having been edited down and released as a cinematic version, it's been bathed in accolades - as well as fan love.

This two handed comedy road trip piece stars the denizens of UK comedy Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan as accentuated versions of themselves.

Coogan enlists Brydon to come along and be his partner while he reviews some of the UK's finest restuarants in the North of the country. But with Coogan's fragile ego and his desperate attempt to claw into the major leagues of Hollywood,he soon finds that Brydon's incessant (and spot on impressions) bring out his insecurities and self loathing,causing him to clash at his long term friend.
Brilliantly funny, this actually benefits from being given the TV treatment - extra sequences show the chefs prepping the food and getting it all together, thus adding extra pauses to the awkwardness between the two friends.

A superb release, this series is one of the best to come from the UK - and is worth every minute of its bittersweet time.

Extras: Deleted scenes, discussions, preparing the food


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