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January 12, 2012

The Trip – a genteel and ridiculously good bit of teev.

by Prue Miller

The Trip is a piece of television brilliance from handsome yet still funny comics (rarely do the two go together) Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. It’s the story of two mates on a journey – the context of many a great yarn, in any event these guys travel about Britain having lunches for which one of them is paid as a restaurant reviewer. So you end up joining these guys for lunch every episode, as they chatter, banter and annoy each other as only true and long time friends can when retribution or revenge for words uttered over a fine foie gras seem just silly.

It gave me something to aim for in my doteage … a series of long lunches (like we used to have before the world became so jaw tensingly dull and too busy to waste time with fun) with friends and foes, loved ones and lost ones.

If it could be anything like the easy relationship portrayed in this fine series, well, it might just be worth living a little longer.

IMMEDIATELY go to this clip – it’ll be worth trip!

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