BBC America’s satirical “reality” series, “Almost Royal,” premieres at 10 p.m. June 21, the mockumentary focuses on the misadventures of two naive British aristocrats as they tour America and interact with real-life, unsuspecting locals.
Siblings Georgie (Ed Gamble) and Poppy Carlton (Amy Hoggart) are heirs to Caunty Manor, a large country estate in Norfolk, England, where they have enjoyed privileged lives as distant descendants of the British royal family. They have agreed to have a camera crew follow them on an unofficial royal tour of the U.S.
While also commemorating their late father, Lord Carlton, the road trip will provide the sheltered siblings with an opportunity to spread their wings and experience life across the pond. Georgie and Poppy have never worked a day in their lives, driven themselves anywhere or solved any problem more complex than telling their butler to tell their cook what they want for lunch.
While the concept shares many similarities with Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat,” the series is a fast-paced and frequently funny, a mix of deft writing and the duo’s deadpan improvisational skills … Gamble and Hoggart manage to strike just the right tone, sounding alternately wide-eyed and priggish, without coming across as mean-spirited,which is no small feat.http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/mar/25/almost-royals-aristocracy-usa-bbc-america-sitcom