Almost Royal: Season 1 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Almost Royal refreshingly lampoons both American and British cultures without abjection and benefits from Gamble and Hoggart's keen improvisational skills.


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Air date: Jun 21, 2014
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Ed Gamble
as Georgie Carlton
Amy Hoggart
as Poppy Carlton

Critic Reviews for Almost Royal Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Almost Royal consistently makes us almost laugh. That's more than almost good enough.

Jun 18, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show never succeeds in finding any great comic opportunities from their real-world marks, as if everyone they encounter has already entertained the idea that this might actually be a hoax.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

(Almost Royal) feels like a take on Sacha Baron-Cohen's antics in Borat and Da Ali G Show. But whereas Cohen's work seemed harshly satirical and occasionally mean-spirited, this aims to be more broad, message-less, fun and easy.

Jun 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Almost Royal is not a series that demands to be watched, but it's a cute diversion for Anglophiles looking for intermittent laughs.

Jun 20, 2014 | Full Review…

Almost Royal, BBC America's first original comedy that takes this nation's fascination with royals and Downton Abbey and anything with even a remote British accent and sends it up, well, smashingly.

Jun 20, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This first episode of Almost Royal did elicit some chuckles, but it was never as satirical or as audacious [as Sacha Baron Cohen's work].

Aug 11, 2014 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Gamble and Hoggart can be quite funny in their pretended confusion. Their strategies are sometimes too obvious, but often the humor takes a nicely absurdist turn.

Jun 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The idea of foreign visitors asking their U.S. hosts impertinent or insulting questions would seem to be pretty well exhausted. Yet Gamble and Hoggart manage to strike just the right tone without coming across as mean-spirited - which is no small feat.

Jun 19, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If you're the type of viewer who appreciates the work of English comics like Ricky Gervais or Steve Coogan, you're going to laugh at Almost Royal.

Jun 19, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Almost Royal misses a crucial opportunity. Seeing the pair in their element -- likely at the Royal Ascot nursing Earl Grey with the Duchess Of Kent -- would have given their failures in America more weight.

Jun 19, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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