Just Another Immigrant

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (528)

Just Another Immigrant is a comedic documentary series on Showtime that follows the journey of British comedian Romesh Ranganathan as he tries to make it in America. The show revolves around Romesh and his family's move to Los Angeles as he tries to establish himself in the American entertainment industry. In the lead is the funny and charismatic Romesh, who not only entertains us but also gives us a look into his life as an immigrant in America.

The show is shot documentary-style and follows the Ranganathan family as they settle into their new life in LA. It delves into the struggles that they face while trying to pursue their American dream. From adjusting to their new home to trying to figure out the American culture and navigating the entertainment industry, the show gives an honest and humorous view of their journey.

Romesh's humor is what makes the show so captivating. He is not afraid to make fun of himself or the uncomfortable situations he finds himself in. His self-deprecating humor and witty observations about America are sure to tickle your funny bone. His humor, however, is not at the expense of his family. The show presents a loving and supportive family dynamic, and his wife Leesa and mother Shanthi play a pivotal role in the show.

Leesa has given up her job and moved to America with Romesh to support him in his pursuits, while also taking care of their children. Her take on the American way of life and the struggles of being a stay-at-home mom in a foreign country is delightfully relatable. Shanthi, on the other hand, is the typical 'Indian mom' who wants her son to succeed in everything he does. Her reactions to the American way of life add to the show's comedic value.

Apart from his family, the show also features a host of other characters who are crucial to Romesh's journey. There is his manager Alex who has the difficult task of negotiating gigs for him, but who also becomes a close friend. Romesh's interaction with Alex and his attempts at understanding the American culture provide some hilarious moments. The show also features several other comedians who share the stage with Romesh, and it's fascinating to see the different approaches they take to comedy.

What sets Just Another Immigrant apart is its ability to present a more authentic picture of what it's like to be an immigrant in America. The show doesn't shy away from showing the difficulties that many immigrants face, such as the struggle to adjust to a new culture, the loneliness that comes with being away from family, and the racism and discrimination that they may encounter. But the show also highlights the resilience and strength of immigrants and their ability to find humor in even the toughest situations.

Overall, Just Another Immigrant is an incredibly entertaining and heartwarming show that offers a fresh perspective on what it means to be an immigrant in America. The show is a great example of blending humor with social issues, and it's hard not to root for Romesh and his family as they try to make it in the land of dreams. Whether you're a fan of stand-up comedy or just looking for a show that will make you laugh out loud, Just Another Immigrant is definitely worth a watch.

Just Another Immigrant is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on June 8, 2018.

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Just Another Immigrant: The Greek
10. Just Another Immigrant: The Greek
July 6, 2018
Romesh's Greek show arrives, but how many will see it? Season finale.
The Final Push
9. The Final Push
July 6, 2018
With the Greek show just two weeks away and ticket sales still woefully lagging, Romesh is open to any and all ideas that could help sell out the show
The Corden Favor
8. The Corden Favor
June 29, 2018
Romesh tries to convince Leesa and the kids not to go back to the UK by enlisting her help with his career. Leesa pushes Romesh to reach out to his friend James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, to help him get his big TV break.
The Focus Group
7. The Focus Group
June 29, 2018
When footage from the TV series is shown to a focus group, the feedback is difficult for Romesh to swallow. Despite claiming it has no impact, Romesh starts treating his family very differently.
The Money Issue
6. The Money Issue
June 22, 2018
The financial reality of supporting his entire family in Los Angeles while earning nothing hits home for Romesh. He goes to some extreme measures to raise money in a short time for an ad campaign for his impending comedy show at The Greek Theater.
The Mom
5. The Mom
June 22, 2018
Shanthi, Romesh's Sri Lankan mother, arrives in America, and Romesh struggles to find the time that his mom, wife, children and uncle all demand while still focusing on his career.
The TV Debut
4. The TV Debut
June 15, 2018
Romesh reaches out to some comedy managers to help him get his first American television appearance. He also has to prove to Leesa that he has found a solution for the education of their kids in Los Angeles.
The Family
3. The Family
June 15, 2018
Romesh's wife Leesa and their three kids arrive in Los Angeles. Leesa wants to help Romesh live a healthier lifestyle and goes to some extreme measures to achieve this, while Uncle Rags causes another major problem for Rom.
The Uncle
2. The Uncle
June 8, 2018
Romesh welcomes his Uncle Ragu from Australia.
The Arrival
1. The Arrival
June 8, 2018
Series premiere. Romesh arrives in the U.S. and immediately gets to work on the daunting task of selling out the 6000-seat Greek Theater while having no profile or connections in America. He also takes the first steps to put down roots in Los Angeles when he finds friendship in an unlikely place.
Where to Watch Just Another Immigrant
Just Another Immigrant is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Just Another Immigrant on demand at Showtime, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.
  • Premiere Date
    June 8, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (528)