Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father Series 4 has just been added to Netflix, and some Twitter users think that it’s becoming more scripted.

After its initial release in 2018, Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father has become a firm favourite amongst Netflix watchers. In Series 1 they did a ‘gap year’ route around South East Asia before touring Europe in Series 2 and Western America in Series 3.

Now they’re back for a fourth series, and this time they’ve gone to Australia. However, the much-awaited series has had a few comments on Twitter arguing that the show has changed over time, with many claims that it’s become increasingly scripted.

Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father Season 4 is out now

The fourth season of Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father was released on Netflix yesterday (September 23rd), bringing viewers two brand new hour-long episodes that are available to watch now.

This time, Jack Whitehall and his dad Michael Whitehall go down under to Australia, as Michael tags along with Jack on his stand-up comedy tour.

The pair do all sorts of activities like taking part in a drag show, riding camels, and visiting Sydney’s most prestigious cricket ground.

Some Twitter users think it’s scripted

Series 4 has had a few complaints from Twitter users who have argued that the show is scripted.

One Twitter user said: Watching Jack Whitehall’s travels with my father new season 4 it doesn’t really slap anymore u know it’s a bit more curated and scripted feels like they’re trying to be Made in Chelsea esque show and it’s not really funny anymore.”

“I have felt this series is heavily more scripted than the previous series,” said another.

Opinion: Is the show scripted?

Since the show started in 2018, people have often wondered how much of the show is scripted and whether the hilarious jokes are actually said on the spot. The first series certainly had a unique charm that made viewers fall in love with Michael Whitehall’s stuffy character, but as the seasons moved on, his jokes seemed less natural and more heavily scripted.

The producers of the show have never actually revealed such information, but there are a few clues that make it seem like the shows have become more scripted after time. For example, some of the things Michael Whitehall does in Series 4 he never would have dreamed of doing in 2018. Dressing up as the Queen in a drag competition? No chance. Some of the jokes also seem less free-flowing, and as a viewer, you can sort of tell they’ve been pre-rehearsed.

Nevertheless, Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father is still totally hilarious, and Series 4 certainly doesn’t disappoint. The strange father to son relationship that Jack and Michael have makes for a really entertaining watch, and even if the jokes are a bit scripted, their true bond still shines through.

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Ellissa Bain
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