|CANADA||2013||30 Min||Comedy . Adventure|
In an attempt to get over a serious case of cold feet, recently engaged Ryan (Noah Reid) and Beth (Meghan Heffern) embark on separate European vacations with the mantra "what happens in Europe, stays in Europe." But hours into his adventure with his party animal and womanizing best friend Brandon (Dillon Casey), Ryan realizes he's made a huge mistake and sets off in search of Beth. His one problem? He has no idea where she could be.
|TV Channel:||The CW|
The transition from web series to half-hour episodes makes for some awkward pacing, as a single episode blasts through three or four different comic setups and lacks the typical thematic structure of episodic television. Nonetheless, Backpackers generates effective momentum through recurring characters and increasingly heightened situations.The A.V. Club Full Review
This may be how it is among the backpacking young nowadays; surely, we are meant to see them as passionate, in their individual ways. Yet the whole business feels a little shallow.Los Angeles Times Full Review
Backpakers benefits from filming on location in Europe but that can’t make up for the lowest common denominator escapades, which play like an unfunny, made-for-TV “Road Trip.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
Not worth sitting through for the scenery when you can switch to Travel Channel.Newsday Full Review
With no character development and too many plot jumps, Backpackers could use a rest stop.Entertainment Weekly Full Review