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Serial Comedy Show
A European immigrant family is moving to North America for a better life. From their first day onward and to achieve their goals, the characters employ clever methods. Comedic situations inadvertently take place starting from the very beginning until they successfully integrate themselves into society.
The story starts from their trip on the plane on their arrival. A few obstacles that they face at first are the language barrier and how things work differently in this new society. This creates misunderstandings which lead to comical situations in the new environment, especially in scenes involving the airplane, airport, bus, hotel, stores, supermarkets, work, etc. As an immigrant family, they try to resolve situations based on their previous mentality, which can contrast North American characters’ mentality.
After their arrival, we see their first few North American experiences, such as the hotel, immigration offices, hospitals, as well as their first time in the new city itself. As the episodes go by, these characters are faced with new challenges and storylines, for example finding a few jobs at the same time, building friendships, developing love interests and rising in this new society. Whether it’s with work, school or relationships, it is apparent how this family gradually integrates in their new country.
Besides the clash of cultures, the comedy has to do with stories in their everyday life. On top of this, each episode has its own theme, such as deception, jealousy, corruption, bullying, laziness, gambling, taking advantage... At the end of the episode, values like honesty, hard work, love, help and generosity are brought up as the problem is resolved.
Not only will real life immigrants see themselves in this show as they can relate to the main characters, but North American viewers can also relate as through work, school and other places, North American characters enter as well.
Considering that the characters have just arrived, the first episodes show how they start to learn about the area, society, and market until they start working, creating friendships, working hard to raise their family. Afterwards, several new characters make their entrances.
North America is made up of immigrants and this comedy has newcomers well as North American characters. They see themselves in it or a piece of themselves. The comedy lies in how both parties react when attempting to understand each other and resolve situations.
In this project, the audience doesn't always expect the same thing; they don't know what's next, in terms of action and setting. The episodes take place in different locations, such as: Home, School, Offices, Park, Restaurant, Trip, Bus, Road, Hotel, Coffee shop, Garage, Supermarket, Airplane, Downtown, Pharmacy, Hospital, University, Stadium, Club, Arena...