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Tripped—a comedy that doesn’t quite reach its potential

by Robbie Shaw
Issue No. 2484

Channel 4’s Tripped is a drugs comedy gone science fiction drama. Old mates Danny (Blake Harrison) and Milo (George Webster) are drifting apart.

Danny is cleaning up his act and leaving Milo behind. This culminates in Danny picking his work mate Paul (Jamie Demetriou) to be best man at his wedding to Kate (Georgina Campbell).

But these old friends are brought together when Milo’s mushroom-induced hallucinations refuse to fade.

Danny and Milo are introduced to a multitude of parallel universes. In each of them they, or rather every version of themselves, are hunted by a crazed swordsman.

First we are visited by Game of Thrones Danny, sword wielding and clad in leather armour. He introduces Milo to the show’s premise, then after a quick sword-fight vanishes.

When Milo asks Danny to help him out they soon find themselves trapped in a parallel universe—where both have far more depressing lives.

Huntsman

Time and time again the friends’ leather-clad huntsman appears to chase them.

While exciting, it could become tedious if they don’t start to fight back.

Tripped doesn’t quite reach its potential as a comedy or a sci-fi drama.

The main characters lack chemistry. They don’t seem to have lost a brotherly bond—just have nothing in common.

The jokes and the action are somewhat underwhelming.

Tripped won’t be your favourite show.

But the acting is good and the show is light-hearted and easy to watch.

Tripped
Channel 4
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Tue 15 Dec 2015, 17:34 GMT
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