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An Idiot Abroad 2 (2011/BBC DVDs)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: B     Episodes: B+



Rick Gervais and Stephen Merchant invites their 'friend' Karl to take a trip around the world, doing a bucket list of all the places he wants to go and all the things he wants to do before he dies, but not without a few side adventures and detours.  In truth, the bucket list isn't his, they are other peoples, while Karl does eventually get to his list, it is not what he expected on An Idiot Abroad 2 from the BBC. 


Karl is getting a chance of a lifetime to travel the world for free doing his 'bucket list', but when he is sent Russia to ride the Russian transcontinental railroad, he is sent for cosmonaut training!  While visiting the jungle to see gorilla, he is sent to do charity work in Africa.  While going whale watching, he is sent to the North Pole and on a fishing boat.  While climbing Mt. Fuji, he is sent to try sushi and sumo wrestling. All the meanwhile Rick and Stephen is laughing their heads off trying to get him to go bungee jumping, a prostate exam, and walk around nude. 


This is a reality TV / comedy show based on the idea of be careful what you wished for, while the participant gets free trips of a lifetime.  The main character is a conservative British man, he is constantly invited to try new and different things, and harassed by the shows hosts.  The whole point of the film is to see him in embarrassing and uncomfortable situations, which I enjoyed.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound is as good as it is going to get for DVD.  Extras include deleted scenes, Pilko's Pump Pants, Ain't No Pleasing You and trailers.



-   Ricky Chiang


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