The link in the email goes to a golfdigest.com video series that is titled "The Getaway; 1 Season, 7 Episodes." Oohhh, I wonder if the next season will get picked up by Netflix? My curiosity gets the better of reason and I start watching Episode 1; Santa Barbara -- Kate and some dude named Justin (who I can only assume is her chauffeur or agent or pimp...there really isn't much chemistry between the two) start with a drive in a BMW M760i down the California coast. It all seems like a legit and boring BMW advertisement until Kate puts on a pair of lululemon yoga pants with fitted top and starts hitting tennis balls? Subtle, BMW. Well played too.
The remainder of the season is more of the same -- Kate and Justin drive around in their BMW, eat a bunch of food, play sports, cook some food, wear buncha different outfits, and viewers wonder if that is a mole or a hunk of guacamole on her face...actually, that tick sized thing on her face is probably insured for more than my Roadmaster.
In the end, what we get is a couple of rich folks wandering around rich folks haunts and solving first world problems in a matte black BMW that costs more than the average home in Idaho. The biggest let down is that Episode 6 is a "recap" and Episode 7 is "behind the scenes" -- what the vanos folks? Did you run out of horses, couldn't you get them in a pogo stick factory, churning butter, using a jackhammer, snaking out a septic tank, or driving in a vintage BMW without sophisticated road perturbation absorbing damper technology? I'm going to admit that I wasted a good 20 minutes or more watching BMW product placement, but I can say it was research for this article. What's your excuse?