Saturday, 1 December 2012

MSN TV: Sky1's AN IDIOT ABROAD 3


Over at MSN TV today: I've reviewed the third series premiere of Sky1's smash-hit AN IDIOT ABROAD, where Ricky Gervais sends Karl Pilkington from Venice to China with dwarf actor Warwick Davis in tow.
The first series of An Idiot Abroad had novelty on its side, bolstered by widespread interest in seeing cult hero Karl Pilkington encounter foreigners and strange cultural traditions first-hand. But it still only really managed two completely entertaining episodes (the trips to China and Egypt). The Bucket List sequel was more activity orientated, with Karl sent to do random things many people wish they could do before they die. However, the signs of fatigue were clearer to see - and it didn't help that Karl refused to do a great many of the stunts. This third series attempts to revitalise the concept by partnering Karl with Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Willow), whose diminutive height instantly lends the series more visual comedy (he was introduced sat in the basket of a bicycle like E.T).

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