What happens when
comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send their
friend Karl Pilkington abroad in classic English fashion, the answer is
An Idiot Abroad which is truly a clash of cultures as this poor
reluctantly sent to almost every remote corner of the world.
As Gervais and Merchant
plan the "holiday" for Pilkington, the amusing aspect of this series is
that this Englishman really doesn't like leaving the shores of England
and this is why the series so pleasurable because he is put in
situations he really never wanted to be part of. (See following picture
However as the series
progresses and he visits various cultures and amazing destinations
around the world, Pilkington seems to start enjoying
his role, even though some of the situations he gets involved are
sometimes thoroughly embarrassing.
From China where he
becomes frustrated over the language barrier to visiting the Babas in
India who perform nude yoga, Pilkington is also in a world of hurt as he
rides a camel for 8 hours in Jordan to more obscure things such as
having "KFC" in Egypt, An Idiot Abroad is truly remarkable! Did I also
mention dining on testicles as well? This is what this series is about
and even though it's filled with humour, ironically it's also
Video, Audio &
On Blu-ray, An Idiot
Aboard looks visually stunning that at times is quite surreal from the
vibrant colours of India to the earthy tones of Egypt that only
highlights this fish out of water even more. It boasts sharp images and
some great attention to detail. For special features, An Idiot Aboard
contains a preview show, deleted scenes and a photoallergy.
All in all, An Idiot
Abroad is must watch TV... err Blu-ray!
China, India, Jordan,
Mexico, Egypt, Brazil, Peru and Karl Comes Home