lol. This is probably one of the worse travel shows I've ever seen. Everyone this guy meets just seems incredibly annoyed by him in mere seconds , and this guys "jokes" all fall incredibly flat.
Havent seen that one.
But i raise you rev runs around the world.
Basically they go to amazing places and act mildly disfunctional and highly annoying.
The one i just watched they go to Switzerland and rev run decides to go on a diet as the whole family visits choclate shops and eats fine cheese and meats.
Also they are late for a boat ride and the boat takes off without them. Best part
That dude on the right looks so fucking unhappy to be there lol.
Oh, btw, I don't suppose you know where I could get this image but without the words? I need a new dub-check pic and this looks perfect.
I'll see your rev runs around the world and raise you Taradise.
Tara Reid traveling the world and getting drunk.
an idiot abroad if you want something more comedic
It's painfully obvious he is putting on an act, which is annoying. I like it and everything Karl does though. The latest season of Moaning of Life was pretty great though because it seemed like Karl was really enjoying himself and has stopped caring or being nervous about being film so he's just being himself.
bourdain has really matured well over the years, his early stuff was too "weed lmao" "lets get drunk XD" "i insult people im so edgy".
Ever since he's been on CNN he's put a really good show together.
Yeah, that is pretty nice. I think it helps that he has actually had some acting gigs as well, so he had to learn to be in front of a camera. Also, I'm pretty sure he has made enough money not to care anymore.
>It's painfully obvious he is putting on an act, which is annoying
Nah. I think he really rather would be back at home, with his friends, his comfort foods, his clean apartment or whatever else. I've known a lot of people right out of his mold. I also think at some point, any trip can get old if you aren't in charge of your own schedule. Whether you're on a business trip, going and going, no downtime on a package tour, or you get a touch sick, and you aren't budgeting some spa time, or a sleep/relaxation day. When some people literally are torturing you, deciding how and why you do whatever you do at that given moment, it's pretty damn irritating. It's like being with your family you don't like with opposite interests to your own, or doing a job you don't like.
He does seem to find some of what he does interesting, but to put his ass in 3rd class on the siberian express, or on a tour bus with local chinese people out to the wall, where he simply had to sit next to the one retching coughing person on the bus, would have bothered ANYONE, no matter if they were paying the bill themselves and really wanted to do those things. He's more civilized than that,such that when decent 1st world people travel, they pay for first class not to be snooty, but because it's actually their class to be around people of similar hygiene. Those locals might not be traveling every single day, but a tourist gets aches and pains keeping up the marathon.
>"i insult people im so edgy".
His show was always good. He never played the insult game, not even once to someone's face. He voiceover'd later during editing about how he'd rather stab himself in the eyes and go off a cliff if he ever ate iguana again, but he never insulted a person on the street that did something for him. He is an educated person from an educated family. Any edge he has is from your perception of him looking like an ex-rock star with a drug habit because he wears slim fitting shirts. He has professionally short and clipped hair. He doesn't have some beer gut, or stupid facial hair. He's clean cut. Your assumption he's not is projection and guesswork. He's a typical cynical travel writer, that just happens to like food. He's always been a writer first.
Years ago I saw him on the Cook's Tour book tour, just happened to catch him while I was waiting for a dinner date that night at the Metro in D.C. (Olssens was a good central meeting point like that). I was impressed with his humor. Not a stitch of a pretension reading his own words to the little group assembled for the signing. I've seen him dozens of times since, from Cayman to Miami. He has all the right friends, the kind of people who don't have time for disingenuous people, and he's had these friends from the very beginning of Kitchen Confidential.
he's kind of a dick, i'll never forget the episode where he made one of his crew stay in an indonesian restaurant and clean up because the guy accidentally knocked over some plates. They could have easily paid it off, the guy just messed up. Plus he pretends to be a food expert or something and he just ate at waffle house for the first time this year? what a joke.