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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Almost Royal consistently makes us almost laugh. That's more than almost good enough.
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.
(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.
Almost Royal is not a series that demands to be watched, but it's a cute diversion for Anglophiles looking for intermittent laughs.
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.
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