Drinking Made Easy TV Season 1
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Oh well, Season 2 is coming to HDNet in a few months and we're hoping for a new season of Three Sheets also!
"Drinking Made Easy, Season One"
(HD Network, 2011)
This road-trip/pub crawl foodie show features host Zane Lamprey and his sidekicks Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan, reprising their roles in the similarly-themed "Three Sheets" program. Basically, they drive to a city -- New York, Boston, Seattle, Austin, etc. -- and go boozing at a few of the hot local bars, breweries or distilleries. They get bartenders or brewers to chat with them and share their wares, which inevitably get tossed back in a single shot or chugged in some sort of competition, and Lamprey gabs his way through the filming, invariably making their hosts (and the viewers) laugh. He's a very charming drunk.
The style of drinking - fast and furious - is very fraternity-pledge oriented, but Lamprey himself has a mild, winsome, likable personality and doesn't play up the oafishness that collegiate binge-drinkers are known for. Thus, the show has a lighthearted feel, and largely avoids the potential pitfalls of a "Jackass"-style MTV lowest-common-denominator presentation. The voiceover narration helps keep things light - it reminds me a lot of Roger Lodge's glib narrations on "Blind Date" in the 1990s. (Does that sound like a guilty pleasure confession? Yeah, well, DME is, too...)
The show is fun and dumb but not as crude or crass as it could be - Steve McKenna has weekly eating competitions (eating ten-pound burritos, etc.) which are gross but not graphic; all in all the show is surprisingly tasteful. And if you want to learn about how various drinks are made -- beer, vodka, gin, wine, etc. -- and prepared (martinis, et.al.) there's some interesting info.Read more ›
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I love this show. I used to record it and now I can't even find it on tv. So glad it's available by the season. Read morePublished 11 months ago by brent seebruck
It came quickly, nice price Drinking made easy series not as good as 3 sheets. His sidekicks brought the series down in my opinion!Published 12 months ago by James D. Wheeler
My boyfriend and I love watching this, usually on a Friday or Saturday night when we don't feel like going out but still want to drink. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Zane's job is the envy of most who like drinking, traveling, and having a built-in designated driver. Read morePublished on June 24, 2013 by David Koch
I was a fan of Three Sheets, and Drinking Made Easy did not disappoint. If you like traveling, going out to new places, and having an alcoholic beverage or two, this is for you!Published on January 14, 2013 by Aneta Homer
I have followed this show for the last couple of years and love it. I not only learn a lot of places to go when I am in town but also how to make several drinks from all those... Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by DJ Reno