Are you ready to take a journey with the world’s most ill-informed TV correspondent? Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) is the star of the new Netflix mockumentary series Cunk on Earth, and she’s ready to take you on a wild ride. Through five episodes, Cunk visits some of the most exotic locations around the world and offers her unique perspective on everything she sees.
Cunk on Earth is a spinoff of the British comedy series Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, where Morgan first debuted her character. Philomena Cunk is a TV correspondent who is not very well-informed, and she’s prone to mispronunciations and malapropisms. But she says what she thinks, and her observations can be very funny.
In Cunk on Earth, Philomena travels to places such as Pompeii, Russia, and the Pyramids in Egypt. She even stands in front of the Mona Lisa and visits ancient cave paintings. Despite her lack of enthusiasm and perspective, Cunk on Earth does contain a lot of actual information. The experts she interviews are endlessly patient, and they gently correct her misconceptions.
Morgan’s delivery is deliciously dry, and her improv skills are formidable. She gets a writing credit for additional material, and absolutely deserves it. Cunk on Earth may be an acquired taste, but it’s a really funny show. So get ready to laugh and learn with Philomena Cunk on her journey around the world.