Jack Whitehall is an English comedian and actor who decided it would be a good idea to go travelling with his father. The result is a hilarious clash of two generations as their ideas of ‘travelling' are very different. In season two of Jake Whitehall:Travels With My Father the two embark on a tour of Europe. Michael Whitehall has decided that his wayward son needs to mature and experience some culture.
There is no doubting that they love each other very much but Michaels' despair of his son is palpable and laugh out loud funny. They begin their tour by heading via helicopter to Germany's Bavarian Alps staying in a 5* hotel. And while this is right up Michael's street, Jack is quickly bored to tears and in search of some adventure.
The pair take in Budapest, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey on their tour with mixed results in each place they go to. They do manage to visit some cultural icons, as was Michael's plan. Jack however does manage to shoe-horn in some funny outings including a very unusual cemetery in Romania, ski-ing with motorbikes in Germany and beer-biking in Budapest – all of which his father hates.
There is something very endearing about this show. There are only five episodes and while the places they visit are lovely, it's primary focus is their relationship. These two couldn't be more different and that's what makes the series so funny. To be fair, his father is 78 and still game for a laugh and does go along with some of the crazier ideas which is admirable.
Overall Jake Whitehall: Travels With My Father is good fun, peppered with some wacky and sweet moments. It's very easy to watch and you will probably find yourself watching all five episodes in one sitting. It's like Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee but much much funnier! I really hope they make a third season as Michael Whitehall is comedic gold.