Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal – The DVDfever Review – Netflix Travel Documentary

Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal is the latest adventure for our greatest National Treasure, following Channel 4’s Big American Road Trip (not big enough at just two episodes!) and her trip to Japan in 2019 (again, just two episodes). I know she also went Along the US-Mexico Border in 2020, but I’ve still to catch up with that.

This one, however, sees her on Netflix and runs for three episodes, in the usual quirky style we expect from Ms Perkins.

Perfectly Legal sees Ms Perkins travelling through Colombia and Mexico, beginning with staring down the barrel of a gun as a man points it at her, and gets ready to fire… since she’s testing out a bulletproof vest. It wasn’t her hotel manager disagreeing over whether she’d paid her mini bar bill…

The premise for this three-parter is that she wants to do things that are legal in places other than the UK, accepting she’s middle-aged, but wanting to do things that are outside of her comfort zone.

Sue spanking Mel on the final show in the series (Mel and Sue, 20.2.15)

Along the way, she’ll meet a number of comedians – including in the first episode, Liss Pereira in Bogota who tells Sue that she won’t enjoy herself unless she’s drunk… whilst playing a game which looks like Cornhole, but with explosions; and prior to eating pork skin, which has no hairs on it because they wax it before killing it.. EWW!!!

At least, when being told she’s going to be shot – at point blank range – she’s helpfully reassured that she can be patched up a bit before going to hospital(!)

Add in white-water rafting with sex workers, sSpeculation about sleeping with donkeys (don’t worry, you don’t see anything untoward), a Mariachi band, and a huge firework festival to “blow shit up“, and where she might “lose a limb“, and this is absolutely brilliant!

So, that’s just the first episode, but don’t think I’ve detailed everything because it has to be seen to be believed, including the gunshot, and if you’re like me, you’ll pretend Sue’s standing in for (celeb you can’t stand goes here).

Thanks to our friends at Netflix for the screener prior to release.

Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix from Thursday October 13th.

Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 38-45 minutes per episode (3 episodes)
Release date: October 13th 2022
Studio: Netflix
Format: 1.78:1

Director: Chris Cottam
Producers: Marta Garcia Aliaga, Ben Layton
Presenter: Sue Perkins