Friday, 14 February 2014

Tuesday 11th February: Extr@

I have found possibly the most embarassing tv show in existence. In a foreign language. 

In 2004m, a ripe old ten years ago, Channel Four created the series Extr@ for language learners. They made French, German, Spanish and English versions of the show, all featuring a very similar storyline. Sam is an American living in Paris(in the French version), learning to navigate the language. He is staying with some family friends, two young women, one of which has taken a liking to Sam since she saw his bare chest after his shower. 

The basic gags about confusing similar nouns and therefore ordering wrong food in a restaurant, and finding double dates with his new friend Nico are explored.

As much as this tv show is over exaggerated and uses far too many hand gestures, it is easy watching, entertaining, funny, and best of all, it gives you a great sense of accomplishment for watching a program without subtitles in a different language as it is easy to understand. 

All of the episodes are on YouTube for your perusing. 

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