The Trip Episode 1 Review: Leave Everything And Watch This Fun New Web Series By Bindass Right Now

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Arjun is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who, before stepping into the glamorous world of entertainment reporting, assisted acclaimed filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron and Christopher Nolan.
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the trip episode 1

If you really enjoyed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, you’re going to love The Trip. This brand-new web series from Bindass premiered online yesterday (Dec 15), and we feel it’s already one of the better web series of 2016.

What’s it about? Well, nothing too original really– close group of four girl-friends, one of them is getting married, they zero in on a road trip as part of the bachelorette celebrations…you know, that part is pretty regular. But here’s what really makes it worth watching once, or twice… ok fine! We’ve seen it 4 times already! 😀

Casting

The makers couldn’t have asked for a better cast. Lisa Haydon, Mallika Dua, Shweta Tripathi and Sapna Pabbi are outstanding in their respective roles. They’re all natural, seem to share brilliant on-screen chemistry and bring the right balance of fun, charm and drama to the series. It’s a pleasure to watch them all on screen.

Production Value

The Trip is meant for the small screen but the makers seem to have approached the series with a ‘Think Big’ attitude (50 points to director Lakshya Raj Anand). It’s shot wonderfully (DOP: Sanket Shah) and can easily be compared to a full-fledged feature film, in terms of its scale. Seeing that it’s a road trip from “Delhi to Thailand,” we’re hoping to see lots more great visuals in upcoming episodes.

Writing

Most films, TV shows and even web series nowadays seem to really lose the plot when it comes to writing for the youth. Forced dialogues trying hard to come across as ‘cool’ and ‘relatable’ just end up sounding cringy. Thankfully, that’s not the case here.

The writing (by Amit Babbar and Rohit Kishore Bagai) in the first episode is crisp, witty and understated. Even the storyline contains layers of drama and conflict, along with the usual dose of humor and light-heartedness. And that is what makes you want to watch more of The Trip.

Here’s our rating for the premiere episode of The Trip:  4 Stars (4 / 5)

Keem ‘em coming Bindass!

You can watch The Trip, episode 1 ‘Chits & Giggles’ below.

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