It’s not always easy being a Brit.
Very British Problems, a new show streaming on Acorn.tv, tackles the issues that make life a bit more difficult for Brits everywhere.
Famous Brit (who has recently relocated across the pond!) James Corden has a particular complaint – he never knows the best way to greet someone.
“We don’t know where we’re at the moment,” he says of British greetings. “We just like to be very straight on a very normal handshake. Now it’s thumb, it’s one arm.”
While many Brits have adapted the French go-to greeting – a kiss on the cheek – Corden still has trouble with that.
“The one or two kisses is a killer,” “I don’t understand it. They’re not even kisses. I’m just putting my chin near your shoulder.”
“It’s very awkward,” Fellow British actor Nigel Havers says. “Sometimes my mate goes for the hand, and I go for the kiss. There’s no rule, is there?”
Very British Problems, which originated from the Twitter account of the same name, sets out to explore this awkwardness – and more, taking on cultural differences between Americans and Brits and really, just the problems that come along with being British.
The show starts streaming on Acorn.tv on Monday, March 28 at 9 a.m.