“An Idiot Abroad” – Karl Pilkington

Original title: “An Idiot Abroad”

Original language: English.

First edition: 2010.

Date read: Dec 2010-Jan 2011.

Plot summary: Karl Pilkington: Adventurer, Philosopher, Knob head; By Sept 2010, UK channel Sky1 started broadcasting a series of travel documentaries. In each episode Karl Pilkington, a radio producer, was sent to see one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World: The Pyramids, Christ The Redeemer, The Taj Mahal, Chichen Itza, The Great Wall of China, Petra, and Macchu Picchu; Karl, being the typical Briton, doesn’t like to be taken out of his comfort zone. That, plus the practical -or not so practical- jokes of his friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant bring us loads of hilarious situations.

Mind that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are the people who created world-known TV series like The Office, The US Office, and Extras.

Opinion: Classed as a moron by his friends, Karl proves to be a brilliant, although a bit peculiar, chap; I hate to acknowledge this, but I share his obsession of using a clean and private toilet. As he would say “toilet time is me (my) time”.

Additional information: Although this series ended with Karl vowing he’d never do it again, as of April 2011, he was touring the world filming the new series of “An Idiot Abroad”.

Personal rating: 10/10



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