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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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