On Saturday in Amsterdam, I got to see an episode of the BBC comedy, Outnumbered. It’s about two parents struggling to raise their three energetic and imaginative children. I found myself laughing a great deal. Like Curb Your Enthusiasm, some of the dialog is improvised. However, I don’t think you have to adjust to a different cadence or delivery (With Curb Your Enthusiasm, it took me a number of episodes before I could appreciate the humor). This show, I didn’t even realize improvisation was involved and I was laughing right away.
Here are a few clips I found on YouTube.
Even in scenes where the outcome is predictable (like that last clip), I think the execution is still so good.
Anyway, I recommend keeping an eye out for it on BBC America… or maybe one day it will sneak its way to Netflix.
P.S. It looks like they are going to try a U.S. version of Outnumbered as well.