With Wanda "the American Embassy"
Why It's Different:
Although it has gotten the "Ally Goes to London" rap,
American Embassy is hardly a McRipoff. It's more "Ally Morphs
into a Lovable Felicity-Bridget Jones Hybrid and Goes to London."
It has a feel all its own.
What It's About: We meet Emma Brody (Arija Bareikis) as she's
moving to London to become vice consul at the U.S. embassy. Through
letters to her sister, Jules, we're told of Emma's new life: her
transvestite neighbor, ultrahip office, nympho roommate and--the
marking of any strong serial drama--a love triangle involving two
frighteningly handsome young men, one of whom is engaged to be married.
Why You'll Dig It: Embassy has a fantastic script, for one
thing. And the pilot was shot in London, so it's full of gorgeous
shots (not to mention mouthwatering lead actors). By the end of
the first episode, you'll be so head-over-heels for Emma Brody,
you'll be asking, "Ally who?"
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