Friday, January 06, 2012


Outsourced ~ "Outsourced" on NBC this past TV season was one The Bride's and my favorite new shows. The story of an American who goes to India to manage the outsourcing of his novelty company's ordering and customer service department was actually quite charming once you got past the racial humor which may or may not have been offensive. I vote for inoffensive based on the heart and warmth at the core of this sitcom. Sadly, like most shows we like, it was not renewed for a second season. Boo hiss, NBC.

This stranger-in-a-strange-land TV series, as well as the British version, "Mumbai Calling," was inspired by a 2006 Bollywood movie also called Outsourced. When we saw it playing on one of the independent movie channels, and missing the show we loved, we decided we had to take a peek. The plot and premise of the film version is essentially the same only with less emphasis on the comedy and more on the drama and romance, which was at first hard to get used to, but then worked quite well.

It's not a great movie, but it's a fun movie, with, much like the TV series, a warm fuzzy center. Definitely worth seeing.

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1 comment:

  1. I loved the show and didn't feel it got a chance to win a larger audience.