Tuesday, 28 June 2011

An Idiot Abroad: Blu ray review

An Idiot Abroad: Blu ray review

An Idiot Abroad
Rating: M
Released by Roadshow and BBC

A travel doco with an Englishman who hates the idea of being abroad.

Sounds intriguing but that's what this 8 part series is about - and stars Karl Pilkington who some will know as the third member of the comedy triumvirate who include Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Essentially the show's premise is Ricky Gervais insisting Pilkington check out the Seven Wonders of the World and watching him struggle to cope with new cultures, situations and people.

The highlights are the trips to India where Pilkington pushes his insane theories about people to the limit; and China. The locations look stunning on HD on the BluRay release and it's all the better for it.

Pilkington's sense of wonder and skewed view of the world is very Little Englander abroad but it's frequently responsible for reducing this reviewer to tears of laughter.

Extras: Preview show, deleted scenes and photogallery

Rating: 7/10  

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