Sunday, July 29, 2012

An Idiot Abroad

Series 1
Mostly for a lark, British comedians Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant decided to send Karl Pilkington, mutual friend and cohost of their popular podcast, on an extensive tour of Seven of the World's Wonders. From the Great Wall of China, to the Great Pyramids, all the way to Machu Picchu, the exceedingly domestic Pilkington experiences world culture in various and often brutal methods. While not being nearly as humorous as Gervais and Merchant's other efforts, "An Idiot Abroad" makes for a competent travelogue that features some exquisite footage with Pilkington making an endearing if prosaic guide.