A mysterious accident, missing money, dodgy deals and looted treasure propel a bookish Briton into a partnership with a tough, female, bounty hunter from New York in this comedy action/adventure series.
To save their kidnapped mothers Nina and Barnaby must raise a million pounds, fast. Nigel tries to distance himself from the mess he has created but is he mad enough to think the Sherman's will allow...
The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.
Follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives.
Barnaby Walker (Jack Whitehall) couldn't live a more tranquil, middle-class life if he was a character in a Hollywood Rom-Com starring Hugh Grant. He lives in leafy Wimbledon, drives a Smart Car and is studying for a PhD in Flemish textiles. However, when his antiques-dealer father (Robert Lindsay) winds up in hospital following a mysterious accident bookish Barnaby takes it upon himself to save the family's cash-strapped business, but a dodgy deal masterminded by his dad leaves Barnaby fifty-thousand pounds down and lumbered with a looted Syrian treasure. He is determined to recover the cash, but to do so he needs some help - big time. In steps Nina Morales (Rosie Perez) a tough-talking, Brooklyn bounty hunter who Barnaby's sister just happened to bump into while travelling. The mismatched pair team up on a madcap mission to get Barnaby's money back - but Barnaby's life spirals further out of control when they are forced into the paths of the police, terrorists and a dangerous ...Written by
Not Jack Whitehall's finest work but quite entertaining.
To be honest, I was expecting a comedy in the line of Bad Education, so I was a little put off by the slow-going first episode, but did it get better with time !
By the end of the second episode I was hooked. The story, about a son learning about his father's true business, is nothing new but it is well written and goes forward. The dialogs are ok and it manages to avoid a lot of cliches that find places in other recent tv shows.
I don't usually leave reviews but I felt obligated to balances the mixed reviews here.
In conclusion, probably not the humour for everyone but perfect mix of story and style !
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