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Operation Watch This: Gavin And Stacey

Watching contemporary British comedy is a lot like traveling to Canada. It seems familiar, but just a little bit off. It’s some kind of amalgamation between things you know and things you do not know. But at the end of the day you realize that Canada (contemporary British comedy) is really quite pleasant and you don’t know why more people don’t go there (watch it). What I’m saying is that this new-ish show from the BBC, Gavin and Stacey, is the sitcom equivalent of poutine.

See? They were doing funny dances! We do funny dances in America sometimes! And they have nicknames! We have nicknames! Why am I treating them like accessory pets? I don’t know! Isn’t it condescending? Yes it is! Anyway, this show looks nice. It’s like Spaced meets Coupling.

Gavin and Stacey premieres on BBC America on August 26.