Tripped. Image shows from L to R: Milo Edwards (George Webster), Danny Gates (Blake Harrison). Copyright: Mammoth Screen / Two Brothers Pictures
Tripped

Tripped

  • TV comedy drama
  • E4
  • 2015
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama set amidst parallel universes, starring Blake Harrison and George Webster as a pair of friends trying to get home. Also features Georgina Campbell, Richard Gadd, Jamie Demetriou and Phillip Rhys.

Press clippings

Zapped joins the strange trend of TV doppelgangers

Dave's new fantasy comedy bears a striking resemblance to another recent Inbetweener-starring series - and it's the latest in a long line of similar ideas turning up in different projects.

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 13th October 2016

The dimension-leaping psychedelic comedy concludes, with George Webster's frequently baffled stoner Milo becoming separated from Danny (Blake Harrison) and finding himself perilously stranded in a disintegrating world. As the situation gets increasingly tasty, he seeks shelter from the advancing angry mob in a police station. Turns out this is a mistake. Once reunited, he and Danny find themselves on trial for some outlandish crimes. Both ex

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 29th December 2015

Radio Times review

After a patchy first episode, this dimension-hopping comedy seems to find more of a groove this week as our heroes find themselves transported to a world where Milo is a beloved (and dead) rock star and Danny is an obsessive, nerdy fan.

Faced with the adoration of millions and a sweet lifestyle, who wouldn't want to stick around a bit? Even if there was a maniac with a broadsword on your tail...

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 14th December 2015

Tripped is a new E4 comedy drama that focuses on two friends and a number of multiple dimensions. Tripped's lead characters are stoner Milo (George Webster) and his more responsible friend Danny (Blake Harrison) who has recently got engaged to girlfriend Kate (Georgina Campbell). Danny's decision to choose a work colleague over Milo as his best man leads to him getting stoned and then confused when a bearded version of his friend arrives in his front room warning him of various dangers. There begins a rather confusing first episode which plays like Quantum Leap meets Harold and Kumar as Danny and Milo start to play with time travel. The first alternate universe they encounter sees Danny become Kate's stalker and Milo welcoming the return of his dead grandmother however things get weird when she starts to come on to him. I did have high hopes for Tripped due to the fact that its co-written by The Missing's Jack and Harry Williams alongside Jamie Mathieson who has written for a number of different sci-fi shows. Unfortunately I never really got on board with Tripped as its key concept never appealed to me and its characters were rather one-dimensional. Although I liked the idea of two friends bonding together after several years apart, everything about the relationship between Danny and Milo was a little clich├ęd. Similarly I felt that the wonderful Georgina Campbell was once again wasted in the thankless girlfriend role just like she was in Sky One's After Hours. On the plus side I do feel that this is the first successful post-Inbetweeners vehicle for Blake Harrison after the disastrous Edge of Heaven and Big Bad World. George Webster is also a promising talent however I don't think he and Harrison shared much chemistry which hindered the majority of the story. Whilst I'm sure Tripped will find an audience, sadly I won't be one of them as I found it a rather lacklustre execution of a promising premise.

Matt, The Custard TV, 11th December 2015

Tripped review

The best word for E4's newest comedy is 'amiable'.

Sarah Hughes, Frame Rated, 10th December 2015

Tripped review

Despite a great concept - man about to abandon his old mate for marriage is sucked down a multidimensional portal with him - this was less than the sum of its parts.

Julia Raeside, The Guardian, 9th December 2015

Cheerful stoner Milo (George Webster) and Danny (Blake Harrison) are best chums, but Danny is moving on, with a job in pet insurance and wedding to plan with fiancee Kate (Georgina Campbell). Fortuitously, the pair are thrown back together when another Danny from a parallel universe turns up dressed in futuristic leathers in Milo's living room, followed by a sword-wielding psychopath bent on murdering them both. It's complicated. But clever, funny and poignant, too. Think Highlander meets Spaced meets Doctor Who.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 8th December 2015

'Tripped' episode 1 review

It leaves the show feeling far more disposable than its premise and four-episode run should make it feel. But there is promise here.

Rob Smedley, Cult Box, 5th December 2015

Blake Harrison & Georgina Campbell pictured filming

Pictures of Blake Harrison handcuffed to co-star Georgina Campbell on the set of E4 comedy Tripped.

Daily Mail, 15th April 2015

Blake Harrison takes the lead role in E4 comedy drama Tripped

E4 has announced that The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take the lead role in Tripped, a comedy drama series set in parallel universes.

British Comedy Guide, 7th April 2015

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