In case you haven’t realized, I’m a huge fan of foreign films and TV shows. My most recent discovery is a sicom called “Klown,” which was also made into a movie. It is incredibly hilarious and stars a group of Danish comedians, and basically revolves around the many mishaps of Frank Hvam, and his bromance with best mate Casper Christensen. Mia Lynhe, who plays his girlfriend is the perfect contrast to his quirkiness--cute, sweet, and rational. And interestingly, everyone on the show seems to play fictionalized version of themselves, so they all use their real names.
I really think that Frank makes the show. The show is full of raunchy jokes and situations, which usually I could care less about, but there’s something incredibly loveable and darling about Frank, that makes it less “American Pie,” and more “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” I know those are completely different, but I don’t really know how else to put it. In fact, the little song that plays in between scenes and the way the show is filmed reminds me a lot of “It’s Always Sunny…” And Frank just turns the stories from wildly inappropriate to oddly endearing, especially in the movie. He’s kind of nerdy, always wears a baseball cap like a little boy, and is always finding himself in the strangest and often unfortunate situations, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, etc. And all you want to do is cuddle him like a great big teddy bear, especially when his best friend Casper gets him in trouble and leaves him hanging out to dry.
The writing is so good, it’s like sometimes when I watch “The Big Bang Theory,” and I just really want to high-five the writers. Side note: I really hope they clean up at The Emmys this year.
So anyways, looking for some good comedy to watch? Check out “Klown.” The TV show is on Hulu, and the movie is on Netflix. I HIGHLY recommend it—you will laugh your tushkus off.
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