Comedy: Wrecked, The Detour & Imposters
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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.
EPISODES OF ERRORS
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.