Bridget's Sexiest Beaches: Season One (2009)

Genre(s): Documentary
Image Entertainment || NR - 523 minutes - $19.98 || January 26, 2010
Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2010-01-08


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): NA
Cast: Bridget Marquardt


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Turn Ons
  • Bikini Blast


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Widescreen (1.78)
  • English (Dolby Stereo)
  • Subtitles: NA

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.::THE FILM::.

Buxom blonde Playmate beauty Bridget Marquardt (of “The Girls Next Door” fame) travels the world wearing skimpy bathing suits and taking in amazing locales. That’s the premise for this pretty awful series from The Travel Channel. Personally, while Bridget is hot and a girl with a cute personality (which could’ve been toned down some), watching her and her friends go from beach to beach chuckling and take in the food and sights of that week’s locations wasn’t as entertaining as I had imagined.

Here is how the DVD overview puts is: Fun-loving model, “actress” (I added the quotes) and TV personality Bridget Marquardt is on a quest to discover the world’s most alluring beaches. In each episode Bridget explores tantalizing shorelines and immerses herself in everything from early-morning sport fishing to late-night luaus. Cliff diving? Check. Bikini shopping? Check. Hanging out with beautiful locals? Absolutely! No local delicacy is off limits, no experience too intimidating. Bridget is “all in,” armed with an irresistible personality and unstoppable curiosity.

Bridget presents herself well enough not pretending to be something she is not and actually isn’t the dumb blonde you’d think, but I wonder since given each episode was “written by” someone, it might’ve been purely scripted (say it ain’t so!) rather than organic. But to be fair, not much of reality television is organic anyway, so I can’t hold that against her or the show itself. Also, each episode is about 45-minutes long, which is a bit much given the subject; I think it could’ve been more acceptable as a 25-minutes/episode series...

But in fairness to Bridget and the show, she is a good sport in opening herself to new experiences and, especially, cuisine, so for that I commend her and would say that is the high point for the series.

This first – and only – season takes Bridget from Southern California, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, Florida, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Morocco and Hawaii.

Normally The Travel Channel has some cool shows from the few I’ve watched over the years, but "Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches" isn’t one of them. The locales are great but everything else was pretty annoying rather than fun and Bridget herself, while having a great “personality”, it’s not enough to make me watch this show ever again.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

The only bonus features are some of Bridget’s Turn Ons (34:32) and Bikini Blast (12:42). The “Turn Ons” is how she sums up each location and what she had fun doing while Bikini Blast shows off the bikinis from each episode. The “Turn Ons”, which I think were extended from what aired, feature allows you to see each of her top moments without actually having to watch the episode. Now THAT is a turn on!



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

The show is presented in anamorphic widescreen with a 1.78 aspect ratio and all those pretty colors come across the screen quite nicely. In my limited experience with The Travel Channel’s HD programming, I would say it’s on par.

The Dolby Stereo track isn’t great but given the subject, you really can’t ask for much more since it’s mainly dialogue with a little score thrown in to add “texture” (*snicker*).



.::OVERALL::.

The only thing I can say about “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches: Season One” is although Bridget is cute and has an interesting personality, doesn’t mean listening to her thoughts on different cultures locales doesn’t make for an interesting show. I will never watch this show again. It’s not even worth it as a guilty pleasure with so many others out there that are far better.