April 12, 2009

Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

Title: Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days
Year: 1989
Directors: Roger Mills, Clem Vallance
Writer: Michael Palin
Starring: Michael Palin
Music: Paddy Kingsland
Synopsis: documentary in which Palin tries to go around the world in 80 days without air travel
Episodes: 7
Network: BBC
How I saw it: online (streaming from Netflix), over the past few days
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off cinematography, acting [n/a] and music) c. 3.0/4 (Good).

Not as much fun as I might have expected, but pleasant to watch and entertaining. I'm looking forward to watching Palin's other travel shows, although I wonder if they will work as well without the race-against-the-clock gimmick.

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