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Idiot Abroad: Season 2 (2013)

Karl Pilkington , Ricky Gervais  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
  • Run Time: 344 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009Z5AJOS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,161 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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The misery of Karl Pilkington, unique thinker and favorite whipping boy of Ricky Gervais, is once again offered up for laughs in the second season of the BBC reality/comedy series An Idiot Abroad. After dispatching Pilkington to the Seven Wonders of the World in the first season, Gervais and Stephen Merchant once again convince their erstwhile radio producer to fulfill a "bucket list" of experiences that most people hope to achieve before their death. Pilkington, however, is not most people--he is perhaps most politely described as an avowed homebody who appreciates the shallower things in life--and his extreme discomfort at being forced to travel the globe and face a host of unique experiences is the backbone of the show's humor and appeal. Gervais and Merchant are largely off-screen, reveling in their chance to shake up Pilkington's narrow world by forcing him to endure a centrifuge at a cosmonaut training facility in Russia, plunge into shark-infested waters, consume animal droppings, be embraced by a gaggle of New Age therapists, and endure an on-camera prostate exam at the series' close. While many of the encounters would cause even the most adventurous viewer to have second thoughts, some moments are unique, once-in-a-lifetime scenarios, like coming face-to-face with an African mountain gorilla or climbing Japan's Mount Fuji. Pilkington's response to these situations is the same po-faced, mumbled litany of complaints he reserves for the series' more hideous challenges, which wipes away a lot of sympathy for his tribulations. In the end, An Idiot Abroad is less of a travelogue about the most unusual places and events in the world and more about a man who views them with the bleary, grey-colored glasses of a terminally checked-out individual. Your appreciation of the series will depend entirely on whether you regard Pilkington as funny or baffling; the DVD includes all 16 episodes, as well as a collection of clips set to his rendition of Chas & Dave's "Ain't No Pleasing You" and Pilkington hawking his own invention, "Pilko's Pump Pants," on television. --Paul Gaita

Product Description

In the second season of this hilarious series Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant co-creators of The Office and Extras help their friend Karl Pilkington (The Ricky Gervais Show) complete tasks from his bucket list...except the experience is never as easy or as fun as it seems. Gervais and Merchant find ways to arrange a few surprises along the way to keep things interesting. In the end Pilkington ends up visiting more places and suffering more detours than he did in the first season! Find out what happens when an idiot goes abroad...again!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need U.S. format!!!! June 16, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This series is the funniest thing I have ever seen!!! You will laugh so hard you wont be able to catch your breath! This is a must have. You will enjoy it over and over again...I keep renting from amazon because they didnt release it in U.S yet...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Hilarious! December 23, 2012
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I love, love love this show! It's hilarity is endless. Karl Pilkington is a diamond in the rough. A real gem. Ricky and his producing partner Steven had the best idea to send Carl around the World. The best. :D
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVE November 20, 2012
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this is the only show i have ever been able to watch over and over and laughed to tears each time. i have introduced it to all my friends, it makes great entertainment at lunch and wine parties!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious June 10, 2012
Season 2 is even better than the first. I have to keep pausing it because I'm laughing so hard. I love Karl and I didn't even know who he was until I watched this show recently. I have never listened to the podcast even though I like Ricky. I need more of Karl now though!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an idiot abroad October 20, 2012
By jmo
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This is the funniest program I have seen in ages. Great British humour.. Be prepared to laugh out loud. An Idiot abroad 1 is also just as funny. I have now seen both DVD's and rate them equally.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top notch July 31, 2012
By Joy
Loved every single minute of Karl whinging and moaning as he travels the world once again. Showing what no other travel show dares to reveal, the real in's and out's. How I long for a third season, but alas I know it's only a dream!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Karl rocks March 31, 2012
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I love this show. Karl is a man that will just say what ever is on his mind and his mind works is weird ways. This show always makes me laugh.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!! May 17, 2012
By carol
Format:DVD
THIS SERIES IS GREAT. KARL IS JUST AN ORDINARY GUY THROWN IN TO ANOTHER GUYS BUCKET LIST NOT HIS OWN.THERE IS A TWIST OF COURSE AND IT IS ALWAYS A CHALLANGE. IT REMINDS ME OF THE OLD SAYING BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT !! THE SITUATIONS HE FINDS HIMSELF IN ARE HYSTERICAL AND IT AMAZES ME HOW KARL ALWAYS SEEMS TO RELATE TO ANY CULTURE AND OF COURSE THERE IS ALWAYS A CALL FROM RICKY OR STEVE TO ADD AN EXTRA TWIST TO THE SITUATION .I LOVE IT ALSO BECAUSE IT TAKES YOU TO PLACES AND CUST0MS I WOULD NEVER SEE ANY WHERE ELSE.ILOVE THIS SERIES AND KARL IS MY NEW HERO AN UNIQUE AND FUNNY SHOW!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars No subtitles
I love these guys and enjoyed the first series quite a bit, but I'm at an age where my hearing is going South. Sometimes I need to put on subtitles. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Christopher Ness
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Been a fan of Karl Pilkington for a while now. This season of Idiot Abroad was so hilarious that I can keep watching it over and over. Read more
Published 24 days ago by saiwue
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
It's really funny but it's on net flicks now so don't spend the money. I've seen all seasons and enjoyed them.
Published 1 month ago by chelle
5.0 out of 5 stars British humour
Having watched this series at home in the UK I decided to buy it for my cousin's son for his Xmas gift as he enjoys British humour. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sally D
5.0 out of 5 stars hillarious
Ricky is brilliant. The premise of this show, his choice of character, Karl, and his clever method of persuasion is positively evil. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Deborah Oropallo
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
I love it the way karl sees the world and how he complains is hilarious a awesome show for anybody
Published 2 months ago by Chris Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show
Laugh out load funny. Not politically correct, but funny. We watched one episode and got hooked. Give it a try!
Published 3 months ago by EJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Funny
I laughed until I cried!! Do not miss seeing this. This entire series is worth watching. Karl Pilkington is pure genius, and in my opinion, it just doesn't get any better than... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Julie Cockrell
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great as the first season
Let me start off by saying I adored the first season of this show. The second season....not so much. Somehow this season seems more rehearsed and forced than the previous season. Read more
Published 5 months ago by thomas phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars the rotted fish menu item in Japan might be as big a hoax as the Great...
The rotted fish ingestion is laugh inducing and the best part of an otherwise surprisingly boring episode until you remember all the times "rotted fish" was mentioned as the common... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dwight
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