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The Trip - A Sentimental Journey,
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The product blurb here makes quite unjustified comparisons with Curb Your Enthusiasm. CYE has plots for a start. (Like Seinfeld.) And not just any old crap plots, but genius plots. The last Brit sitcom that had decent plots that I can remember was Fawlty Towers. The Trip is the anti-plot. It pretty much sticks two fingers up at plot. What The Trip does have is two very funny actors / comics, talking. These guys have funny bones, and to watch them sitting in a restaurant blathering away and doing impressions is a joy. The characters are likable, intelligent, suffering and absurd, as in Sterne. They come as a double-act, as comedians frequently do.
These shows are quite mesmeric. The minimalist style and direction and low key atmosphere are gripping. There is also a melancholy about the Trip that is touching; sentimental, in fact. I found it a very original programme, stylistically. Great to see TV comedy directed by someone of Michael Winterbottom's talent. Terrific series, thoroughly enjoyable.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2010 09:37:55 GMT
mrs l duffy says:
Great review - spot on, The Trip was, totally, mesmeric.
Posted on 13 Dec 2010 14:49:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2010 14:50:06 GMT
Steve Lamb says:
Fantastic programme mixing superb performances from the two lead guys plus beautiful scenery showcasing some of the best of Britain's countryside. Regrettably, we can't fully appreciate the views as I don't believe that a bluray version is yet available.
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