Wall Street Journal
March 8-March 11
By Kate Flatley
Emma Brody (Arija
Bareikis) flees her boring life, her cheating boyfriend and her
overbearing mother by taking a job as a vice consul at the U.S.
Embassy in London in this new weekly series that shows some potential.
Emma's new adventures start before she even sets foot in Blighty
when she meets, and engages in a little airplane-bathroom canoodling
with, charming embassy employee Doug Roach (David Cubitt).
Once off the
plane, she has a busy first week: meeting her new boss (Jonathan
Adams), her new cross-dressing neighbor (Michael Cerveris), her
new roommate (Reiko Aylesworth) -- who has a habit of bringing home
men and loudly enjoying their company -- and piquing the interest
of the very-engaged Lord James Wellington (Nicholas Irons). All
this before she loses a child placed in her care and nearly gets
blown up by a car bomb. It's a lot for an innocent abroad and the
viewers who watch her to take in, but so far it seems to be worth
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