'Drinking Made Easy - Season 1'
(Zane Lamprey, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2011 / Magnolia Home Entertainment)
Overview: 'Drinking Made Easy' follows world drinking ambassador, Zane Lamprey, and comedians Steve McKenna and Marc Ryan as they explore the country's drinking customs.
DVD Verdict: Trust me, 'Drinking Made Easy' isn't just a TV show, it is also a drinking game! Within each episode, Zane and Steve introduce you to a game so that you can drink along while watching the show.
The whole idea here is not to overdo it. If you lose, all you need to do is take a sip. So play along and enjoy your favorite beverage with your guest during the show.
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.
But, back to the all-important game! There are clever rules to the game; Rule #1: if you are the first person to see Pleepleus (Pleepleus is a little monkey) hiding out somewhere around during the show, you can get someone to take a drink. Rule #2: if Zane or someone in his entourage makes a mistake in continuity - if you notice an inconsistency from one scene to the next and if you are the first one to spot this, then you can make someone drink.
Rule #3: when there's a challenge, pick a side. If you lose, you have to take a drink. In addition, Zane and Steve will face off in the six, six-pack challenge. Whenever they have a challenge of sorts during the show, Marc will pick who he thinks will win the contest. If that person wins the bet, the winner gets six six-packs of beer! This collection contains all 24 episodes from season one and is well worth every penny you spend on it! [PP] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.