A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Highlights a positive father-and-son relationship. The importance of learning about different countries and experiencing different things is also addressed.
Positive Role Models
Jack and Michael Whitehall are very different but are still close.
Violence & Scariness
Some mild arguing. Torture and killings in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge are discussed; skeletons shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, including references to prostitution, but primarily played for laughs. No nudity, but scratching of genitals (over underwear) is visible.
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Lots of cursing ("s--t," "f--k," etc.).
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer, mixed drinks, other alcoholic beverages consumed; some drunken partying shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father is a lighthearted and fun British reality series, but it contains some crude humor that is best left for older audiences. There's lots of cursing, as well as strong sexual innuendo, most of which is played for laughs. Some quiet arguments are had, too. Violent histories of some of the locations visited are discussed. All this being said, it also highlights a positive relationship between an adult father and son.
Is It Any Good?
This entertaining show features lots of dry, mature humor as the oddball father-and-son team bond during their fun, awkward, and at times poignant journey. Jack Whitehall showcases a lot of his offbeat, and sometimes crude, comedy style, while his father (who also works in the entertainment industry) plays the straight man. But there are some serious moments, too, especially when visiting places of tragic historical significance.
The majority of the scenes appear to be partially orchestrated for the benefit of the audience. Meanwhile, stateside audiences may be a little surprised at the lack of emotion they express for each other. But it is clear that they are enjoying the experience. Overall, Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father is worth a watch if you're looking for something lighthearted and with a little heart.
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