The Getaway

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (116)

The Getaway was a travel and adventure television show that aired on the Esquire Network from 2013 to 2014. Each episode, hosted by a celebrity guest, featured a unique location, along with local culture and activities, as the guest explored the area and documented their experiences.

The format of the show was simple but effective. Each episode featured a different celebrity guest host who was tasked with exploring a unique location during a 48-hour period without any assistance from typical tour guides. The hosts had to rely on their own wits and the kindness of locals to find their way around and get the most out of their trip.

The first season kicked off with Anthony Bourdain as the host, who shared his journey through Los Angeles. The other celebrity guest hosts in the first season included Joel McHale, Aisha Tyler, Rashida Jones, and Aziz Ansari as they explored some of the world's most fascinating cities. The second season featured a slew of celebrity guest hosts that included Chrissy Teigen, Josh Gad, Brooke Burke, and Jack McBrayer, to name a few.

Each episode featured the host taking viewers on a journey through their eyes, experiencing the culture, sights, and sounds of each destination. The Getaway was not just a show about travel, but also an educational program that exposes viewers to different cultural nuances and norms. The show provides a platform for celebrity guests to connect with global communities, appreciate different cultures and lifestyles, and explore new and adventurous ways of life.

The production quality of the show was excellent. The camera work, sound quality, and storytelling skills were all exceptional, leaving viewers with an immersive and emotional experience. The show’s editing was fast-paced and engaging, with no dull moments or lags in the narratives.

One of the features that made the show truly unique was the access guests had to some of the local personalities, celebrities, and their peers. The host was often joined or whisked away by some of the locals or celebrities, who showed them around and provided a more in-depth understanding of the culture and norms of the host country.

The Getaway was an impressive demonstration of how travel changes and expands the human perspective. The show was designed to take viewers around different parts of the world through the eyes of their favorite celebrities while providing an insightful experience. The show’s hosts offer a fresh outlook on unfamiliar cultures, customs and unique practices that make each city they visit special.

Overall, The Getaway was a show that blended travel, culture, and entertainment, appealing to a vast audience that loves to explore, learn and get inspired. It was a show that not only offered guidance and inspiration for travel, but also brought viewers closer to parts of the world that they may never have had the chance to explore.

The Getaway is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2013.

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Nat Faxon & Jim Rash in Tokyo
9. Nat Faxon & Jim Rash in Tokyo
December 10, 2014
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash take their first trip to Tokyo, experiencing all that one of the world's largest cities has to offer.
Jenny Slate in Barcelona
8. Jenny Slate in Barcelona
December 3, 2014
Actress and comedian Jenny Slate explores Barcelona, Spain.
7. Morocco
November 26, 2014
Produced by Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production, The Getaway follows celebrities as they travel to their favorite locales.
Zachary Levi in New Orleans
6. Zachary Levi in New Orleans
November 19, 2014
Zachary Levi visits New Orleans.
Kyle MacLachlan in Napa
5. Kyle MacLachlan in Napa
November 12, 2014
Kyle MacLachlan enjoys a tour of Napa Valley and gets a thrill when driving in a race car and zip lining.
Jack McBrayer in Hawaii
4. Jack McBrayer in Hawaii
November 5, 2014
Jack McBrayer is in Hawaii to reconnect with old friends, learn the ukulele, and get some hip action with some impromptu hula lessons.
Chrissy Teigen in Bangkok
3. Chrissy Teigen in Bangkok
October 29, 2014
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen gets in the ring for a few rounds of Muay Thai; eats at the number-one restaurant in Asia; and risks decapitation on a Tuk Tuk.
Adam Pally in Las Vegas
2. Adam Pally in Las Vegas
October 22, 2014
Adam Pally and four friends spend the weekend gambling, eating, partying and indoor skydiving in Vegas.
David Koechner in Dublin
1. David Koechner in Dublin
October 15, 2014
In the second season premiere, David Koechner and his wife head to Dublin to enjoy Irish classics: Guinness, hand-woven tweed, and whiskey.
Where to Watch The Getaway
The Getaway is available for streaming on the Esquire Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Getaway on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (116)