After a brief hiatus, Ride with Norman Reedus returned this evening. Much like the previous two episodes, “Globetrotting on Two Wheels” is yet another clip show revisiting moments from throughout the seasons. This time, they focus on the people he met and journeyed with along all his travels.
Any good travel show will have some good food porn scenes. Reedus and The Walking Dead co-star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, enjoy a delicious home cooked meal by their host’s mom in Barcelona. They’re so amazed they are by a new way to put garlic on bread. In South Carolina, he and Dave Chappelle are treated to a nice spread of southern comfort food. We learn some interesting facts about the Gullah like how the language developed to be the common dialect of the different African tribes that settled the area.
There are some pretty silly segments as well. Reedus and Morgan visit a farm in Salisbury, England where they bet on pig racing. However, there’s nothing as sweet as watching the pair cuddle with baby goats. In Uruguay, Reedus and Becky Goebel look to partake in the social practice of Mate and turn to a grandma on the street to help make the infused drink. One of the wilder pieces is a profile on a predominantly female Japanese crew that immerse themselves in Low Rider culture. It’s a trip to see these Asian women in tricked out cars with hydraulics.
In the end, this episode of Ride with Norman Reedus is a glorified clip show. Though its cool to flashback to different times in the series, there’s nothing really new here. Furthermore, as much as it says it focuses on the people the host has interacted with, its not well crafted and would be hard to differentiate from episode three. At least the last one was organized like a cross country road trip.
Though “Globetrotting on Two Wheels” doesn’t do much to differentiate it as a clip show, it does provide a nice sampling of what the series is about with delicious looking food, one-of-a-kind experiences, and even some silliness.
Ride with Norman Reedus airs Sunday nights on AMC.
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