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      Season 1 – Around the World in 80 Days

      2022 Drama Action List
      81% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 74% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg sets out on a quest to travel around the world and back home in a period of 80 days. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jan 03 Buy Now

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      Around the World in 80 Days — Season 1

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      Around the World in 80 Days sometimes stumbles when it tries to add modern resonance to Jules Verne's globetrotting epic, but the core cast make for terrific travel companions.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jan 2, 2022 Phileas Fogg bets a fortune that he can circle the Earth in 80 days. Details Episode 2 Aired Jan 9, 2022 After surviving mayhem in France, Fogg and his party cross Italy when their train comes to a halt. Details Episode 3 Aired Jan 16, 2022 Fogg and Passepartout hire a camel driver to cross the desert so they can meet their connection in Aden. Details Episode 4 Aired Jan 23, 2022 Fogg tests his diplomatic skill when a British officer arrests the groom at a wedding in India; Fogg spills his motivation for the trip to Abigail. Details Episode 5 Aired Jan 30, 2022 While in Hong Kong, Fogg discovers that someone has put a hold on his credit; Passepartout puts his larceny skills to use. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 6, 2022 Facing starvation, Fogg and Passepartout have a falling out; the valet's survival skills are needed to save their lives. Details Episode 7 Aired Feb 13, 2022 In the Old West, the three adventurers meet a lawman with a captive fugitive, and making their next train connection hinges on Abigail. Details Episode 8 Aired Feb 20, 2022 Fogg meets an old friend at New York's Grand Central Depot and must decide if he wants to continue his trip. Details Next
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      Previous Liz Shannon Miller Consequence Television proves itself to be the ideal format for adapting Vernes tale, given how each new location lends itself nimbly to a new episodic adventure, and the pace across the first season stays lively. Mar 19, 2022 Full Review John Anderson Wall Street Journal Thanks to Mr. Tennant, Fogg is above all else endearing, despite his fastidious, punctilious, quavering anxieties. Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Hanh Nguyen Salon.com In any case, the new trio's dynamic works -- beginning with Tennant's beleagured version of Fogg. Jan 4, 2022 Full Review Jen Maravegias Pajiba If you’re looking for something low stakes to stream as comfort food for your brain, or you’re looking for something to watch as a family that’s Mostly Harmless you could definitely do worse than this version of the story. Mar 9, 2022 Full Review Joly Herman Common Sense Media There's a reason that Jules Verne's novel has been made and re-made over the decades -- it's a riveting adventure tale, and this version is no exception. 4/5 Jan 19, 2022 Full Review Joel Keller Decider This new adaptation of Around The World In 80 Days more or less tells new stories that may have more parallels into the 21st century than the 19th. But it's also an action-filled, fast-moving delight. Jan 7, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Ceasar S What stinker. Blah blah blah colonialism, blah blah blah ism, blah blah blah some other ism. Oof. That was bad. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Ots m Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne has held a special place in my heart ever since I read it maybe 15 years ago. The story was so fun and unique and captured some very poignant moments of the shared humanity that unites us regardless of where we are from and I'm pleased to say this version was able to convey a lot of the same themes while keeping the story fresh and, although I knew the ending, kept me guessing. Although I have enjoyed pretty much every version of this story I've seen or read, I do believe this is my favorite screen adaptation to date. There were some things I missed from the original, but the depth and richness of the new versions of the characters and scenarios that replaced them more than made up for it. I was particularly delighted by some of the clear links to the original version that the creators wove into the narrative with a subtle nod. Very cleverly done! The characters have different motivations and backstories, but as a part of a screen narrative where we are learning in tandem with our heroes, it works very well! I appreciated the growth of all three of the main characters and the choice to center all of them in the story in different ways and give them each a unique development arc really kept me invested in their individual storylines (even if it made them less likeable at first). One thing that particularly stood out to me was some of the updates the tv show made to the narrative which in the original adventure novel hadn't held up as well for the modern reader/viewer. I missed Aouda's character and I think she could have been a good addition, but her introduction and some of her treatment in the novel had always made me feel somewhat uncomfortable, so I didn't mind her absence here too much. I do wonder if there's room for her in the sequel, however... I really loved how the adaptation changed Passepartout. He was a fantastic character and I think I liked this version of him even better than his novelized counterpart. I appreciate that they did not ignore his race and national identity in the narrative, but they also didn't dwell on it through the entire show, giving him a story that was both independent of and tied to both his Black and French identities. I missed Detective Fix, who was one of my favorites from the novel, as a character (and even more so *his character arc* from the book), but the delightful Miss Fix was absolutely a gem of a character the entire time and I wouldn't have traded her for anything (not even Detective Fix... sorry)! All in all, I loved this adaptation. There were both great homages to and exciting changes from the original novel with room for the story to breathe and be its own thing. I am excited to think that they left space for a sequel story that could also pay respect to the novel as well as forge a new path for these great characters. Hugely looking forward to Season 2! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/27/23 Full Review Leo E ... Awesome. Suitable for all the Family Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/07/23 Full Review Gareth v A solid enough adaption of the Verne classic, that does play it rather safe at times. It tries to tackle some important social issues along the way, but it does come across at times as rather forced and half baked. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/17/23 Full Review Debra W Best Television Series I have ever watched. It made me feel good about being alive. Never a dull moment. Full of action and adventure without being overly violent. An excellent Family t.v. series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review farah r It's about time Jules Verne's famous story got the screen adaptation it deserves. Around the World in 80 Days is a fresh take on the timeless classic with a few tweaks to suit a modern audience. The cast is phenomenal, especially David Tenant, who makes every second he's in the spotlight an absolute delight. The writing, directing, cinematography, and production design are all brilliant and bring back memories of a time when TV productions weren't the crap streaming services spit out nowadays. I enjoyed this show immensely and can't wait for season 2, which I'm going will take our trio on more captivating adventures. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Steve Barron, Brian Kelly, Charles Beeson
      Screenwriter
      Stephen Greenhorn, Ashley Pharaoh, Peter McKenna, Caleb Ranson, Jessica Ruston
      Network
      PBS
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama, Action
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Jan 2, 2022
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