I’ve long held an opinion that the US makes the best drama TV, and the UK makes the best comedy*, I reckon I’m right, and I don’t really care what you think.
Anyway, The Trip is just brilliant, very funny start to finish. I find it quite unusual in the sense that it’s just two men bickering, but both are still very likeable.
After seeing Steve Coogan in this, and ‘Philomena’, the range of his acting ability is quite striking, he doesn’t need to scream and shout to have ‘range’, he just is.
Rob Brydon is as good as always, always very funny and worth watching.
*OK, the UK can do good drama, ‘The Fall’ is a good example, but it’s generally shit, i.e. Doctor Who. Before you start shouting, it is shit, go away and watch True Detective or Fargo, then tell me your precious Doctor Who stands up to that.
As for the UK making the best comedy, Father Ted, The IT Crowd, Peep Show, I could go on, but I can’t be bothered. Apart from Seinfeld and Curb your Enthusiasm, nothing else is in the same league, and don’t say Modern Family, unless it’s had a wholesale cast and writer change since the last time I saw it, it’s still shit.