Episode 1 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 2 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 3 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 4 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 5 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 6 – | Review Score – 4/5
With a distinct Asian style and a great mix of humour and gorgeous visuals, Twogether is a compelling travel show that sees the growing bromance between Seung-Gi Lee and Jasper Liu evolve and grow over the course of 8 episodes as these two charismatic characters go on the search for their fans.
Each episode sees the pair travel across different, beautiful Asian locales including Thailand, Nepal and Indonesia. Along the way, Seung-Gi and Jasper tackle everything from language barriers to the local currency while engaging a variety of different missions in a bid to find their coveted fans. The different locations have missions the pair are forced to undergo which act as the tourist stop-gaps with a twist.
The missions then provide clues that help the pair track down where their fan’s house is before it’s on to the next location. It’s a fun and quirky way of adding something back to the journey and both Seung-Gi and Jasper Liu are great sports throughout, jumping head-first into all these different activities for the sake of their fans (and entertainment of course!)
Twogether feeds off all the usual quips you’d expect from a show like this with expository text and little graphical animations popping up on-screen during various moments throughout the show. These little humorous elements help to give Twogether a distinct personality and stand out next to other offerings in this genre.
With each episode clocking in at around an hour or so, there’s a lot of material to chew through but to be honest fans of these two stars will be more than happy to go through and check out their adventures regardless of run-time. All of this is topped off by a lovely 90 minute finale that rounds out the journey nicely by heading back to Seoul to meet their final fan.
If you like travel documentaries and haven’t experienced traditional Asian TV before, this is actually a great place to start. Each episode flows nicely and there’s a distinct desire to inject the show with as much variety as possible. It’s a light, breezy series and one well worth checking out.
Verdict - 8/10