Departures (2008-2010)

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A travel show that is more than a tour guide. Departures combines the strange, endless features of the Earth and the disheartening reality of our limitations and freedom for an exhilarating hour of TV. This show is as real as it gets. Although originating from Canada and featuring a trio of Canadians, Justin, Scott, and Andre, Departures is extremely diverse. The breathtaking visuals, arduous endeavours, and social and political interactions from across the world will leave you angrily envious. Shaping the confidence and stamina of the group while inserting the travel bug deep in the viewers loins. The obscure and sometimes dangerous destinations prove to be the most rewarding. With Departures you’ll find that there is something for everyone. Touching down on every continent, odds are you’ll be exposed to something new and discover your next destination.

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Season 1: Canada: East and West, Jordan, India, Ascension Islands, Japan, Cook Island, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, and Northern Canada.

Season 2: Morocco, Libya, Brazil, Cuba, Mongolia, Iceland, Zambia, Madagascar, Chile, Antarctica.

Season 3: Russia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Greenland, North Korea, Indonesia, Australia.

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From mountain climbing, scuba diving, and bungee jumping, the crew of Departures don’t know the meaning of intimidation. Never backing down from a challenge, Justin, Scott, and Andre regardless of illness, climate, or safety give it their all to bring a unique perspective of our planet. Whether it may be falling from great heights or entering an active volcano that is spewing lava, smoke, and poisoning the air, Departures is truly something else. The devotion, quality, and dedication of the show is never in question when the crew literally puts their lives in danger to concur their fears and accomplish their dreams. On top of the often ludicrous journeys and patience to acquire the picturesque grace of our cosmic home, the cast deal with their own turbulence outside of the airplanes. Gaining and losing relationships, altering careers, and times of severe homesickness, the Departures crew put it all on the line. Watching Departures you’ll get the strong urge to give yourself more of an identity. Become one with what you want and strive towards it. Departures is the spawn of realized dreams and we should all be more aware of what that feels like. The musical score sets the mood and adds a sense of eternity to a finite space.  Enlightening, funny, and richly atmospheric. Departures will cause you to reassess your life.

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Departures: 10 out of 10.

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About Joseph@thecinemamonster

Aspiring writer who absolutely adores film and television. thecinemamonster.com

Posted on March 31, 2013, in Television Series. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Never heard of this, but it sounds pretty cool. 10 out of 10 makes it sound like I need to try and see it though. That’s some high praise.

    • It is one of, if not my favourite show on television. It is a travel show but it is so unique and breathtaking you can’t dismiss it. Check it out and hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

  2. This sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks! 🙂

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