"Drinking Made Easy: Season One (2010-2011/Magnolia Home Ent.)" Review

Show Synopsis: "Drinking Made Easy" follows world drinking ambassador, Zane Lamprey, and comedians Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan as they explore the country's drinking customs. In each episode, they visit a different city hitting up local watering holes, pubs, cars, restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries where they find the most unique and interesting beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails across the great U.S.A.

Review: I was first introduced to Zane Lamprey back in 2009 I believe when I say his show Three Sheets on Hulu and I got addicted to that show because Zane and his humor. Now even though I liked that show I did have my gripes with it and that was mainly dealing with they retarded sound effects they used constantly in each episode, the good thing is that this show does not do that. Drinking Made Easy does have some of the characteristics of Three Sheets in the sense that it is a show about drinking but it also does show the culture of the place that they land in each episode.
They have put 2 other guys in the spotlight this time that was on Three Sheets as well and those 2 are Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan. Steve McKenna mainly does food eating challenges. Even to someone like myself who really doesn't drink I still find this show to be very entertaining and informative which is a great combination. Zane always go to local bars of all statures and he learns how they make their signature drinks in which he actually tries to make them himself. Also they do go to local breweries and alcohol factories and show what they have to offer and their signature drinks as well.
I like that it has the feel of the reality shows that they show on the Travel Channel. Unlike Three Sheets this time around they stick to going to all different cities in the United States as apposed to traveling the world and learning about their drinking cultures. The only bad part about this set is that you see this short thing were they talk about a drinking game you can do while watching the show which is cool but gets annoying after seeing it far too many times. One thing I did forget to mention is that they also do a six pack challenge each episode where the winner wins 6 six packs if they win which is hilarious. With this set you get Deleted Scenes, Commentary on each episode with Zane and crew, and also a live comedy performance. All of which is awesome and makes this set that much more worth buying! Overall this is a fun show and a great set for anyone who likes Zane's older show Three Sheets!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: N/A
Genre: Reality Tv/Television
DVD Release Year: 2011
TV Syndication Year:2010-2011
Time Length: 592 mins.
Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment/HD Net
Website: www.magpictures.com
www.hd.net

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