An Idiot Abroad 2
Starring Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant bring you
another brilliant 8 episodes of this awesome show. The premise is simple
enough; take the "idiot", Karl and put him into situations that throw
him so far out of his comfort zone that hopefully he reacts badly.
Whilst Karl is reasonably true to form in this series, he also steps
up and beyond in taking part in the various jobs that are assigned to
him. Those jobs are pretty cool to be honest, he has to travel to
various parts of the world and do things from a "bucket list", a list of
things that people would like to do before they die. This list becomes
the premise for this series and Ricky and Steve send Karl off to fulfill
different things from the list, but of course they also send him off
course to get questionable stuff done as well.
As with the previous series, Karl's honesty is utterly refreshing,
and his outlook is sometimes a character itself. The places Karl gets to
see are both places of breathtaking beauty and heartbreaking poverty.
Seeing him struggling with only building one hut in Africa at first
seems as though he is merely bitching about the task at hand until you
realise that he actually doesn't think what he is doing is anywhere near
enough to help the overwhelming poverty there. He does have a win though
when he tricks Ricky Gervais into buying five more huts by pretending he
did a pretty freaky bungee jump.
The show is an utter delight to watch, and viewers will find
themselves watching the whole series in a couple of sittings. In fact my
only complaint for the series was that there are only eight episodes in
total and only seven with Karl on the road. Its just so much fun to
watch, and so hilarious there were times I laughed so hard I found it
hard to breath.
The series is well rounded out with deleted scenes that are just as
funny as the proper episodes. This is well worth your money and in fact
considering the series subject matter, this is a perfect watch. I simply
could not fault it at all, I just wish there were more shows!!