When we travel, we do more than step out of our comfortable bubbles. We see the world from another perspective and perhaps learn from that perspective.
The new Masterpiece/PBS series, Around the World in 80 Days, is an eight-episode miniseries based on the Jules Verne book of the same name. The program stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, Ibrahim Koma as Passepartout, and Leonie Benesch as Abigail “Fix” Fortescue. Their goal (as explained by the title), is to travel to different parts of the globe and return to England within 80 days of their departure date.
To be clear, I have not read the book. I have heard of it, but it has yet to be on my TBR list. This review is based solely on the television program.
The problem is that whatever it is that should hook me in is missing. Maybe it’s because I’m not really a fan of Verne or his books. Or maybe it’s that I was just bored.
Do I recommend it? No.
Around the World in 80 Days airs on PBS on Sunday nights at 8PM.