Com­edy: Wrecked, The De­tour & Imposters

Thanks to The De­tour, fam­ily hol­i­days will never be the same.

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What could go wrong on a fam­ily road­trip from New York to Florida? Just ask the Park­ers in The De­tour (2016- cur­rent). Thanks to flash­backs and the police in­ter­ro­ga­tion, we get to see where it all turned ugly for Nate (Jason Jones), his high-strung wife, Robin (Natalie Zea) and their kids Delilah and Jared (Ash­ley Gerasi­movich and Liam Car­rol) dur­ing their six- day drive. And it’s all be­cause of Nate’s not-so-lit­tle lie: he was fired for be­ing a whistle­blower at a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany and had a melt­down at work. In fact, the en­tire road­trip is a cover for Nate to fix up his nu­clear catas­tro­phe.


Jason isn’t just the show’s lead star, he’s also the pro­ducer and cre­ator with his wife Sa­man­tha Bee. “It starts out like

the road-trip movies, but it goes off on a… de­tour,” says 43-year-old Jason. “It’s a jour­ney that be­comes some­thing very dif­fer­ent.” And he knows what he’s talk­ing about: the show is loosely based on his own trips with Sa­man­tha and their kids, son Fletcher and daugh­ters Piper and Ri­p­ley. “I wanted to do a show about a fam­ily that was not overly sen­ti­men­tal – I hate that stuff. I just wanted a show that was hon­est. And adult themed,” Jason laughs.


And he’s not jok­ing about the stuff that the Parker fam­ily are go­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence in the 10 episodes. There’s food poi­son­ing at a cul­tur­ally of­fen­sive diner in episode 4 (17 March) and an over-night stop at a man­sion with a saucy se­cret in episode 6 (24 March). Later, in episode 8 (31 March), the cat’s out the bag when Nate’s lies catch up to him in a town where it’s Christ­mas all year round. A road­trip has never been this fun and hi­lar­i­ously bad.

The Park­ers are driv­ing head-on into a night­mare.

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