IMDb rating: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 71%Watch full episodes now
American Princess takes dry humour to new levels unseen in the time of kings and queens. That’s because the 10-episode series is sort-of set in that period. Bride-to-be Amanda Klein (Aussie actress Georgia Flood) sees her ceremony – and life – fall apart when she finds her groom receiving oral sex right before they’re meant to swap vows. And she finds a new start in a renaissance faire of all things.
Sounds preposterous, right? That’s because it is. American Princess is categorised as a dramedy, but the only drama comes from drama queen Amanda… and even that is downright hilarious. But imagine if you were in her shoes. She’s had a nervous breakdown. She’s on the front page of tabloids. And she doesn’t know where she stands.
That’s why her new renaissance faire world is perfect for Amanda. No internet, newspapers, cellphone reception or television. Just good ye olde-fashioned life as a tavern wench. And that’s not a slight – Amanda is the faire’s newest wench-in-waiting.
Remember trashy cheap-thrills over-the-top comedy My Name Is Earl in the mid 2000s? This is the 2019 version and it’s the perfect guilty pleasure show.
“There is nothing deep about this show. It is ridiculous. I think that is what makes it great,” says PasteMagazine’s TV writer Keri Lumm. “If you like Real Housewife-type shows, this is right up your alley. The difference is, it’s scripted. The trainwrecks that happen are crafted, no one’s life is actually ruined. This gives you that same base level voyeurism without watching real people do really dumb stuff.”
Executive produced by Weeds and Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan.