“Babak and Shahram”

Babak and Shahram have just arrived and are already up on facebook and Youtube, with two five-minute clips on their awkward, confused and hilariously funny encounters with life in North America!

The sitcom stands out for its wonderful acting, genuine idea, and refreshing & edgy approach to Iranian culture. If you are not a Persian speaker, you would probably identify more strongly with the third, non-Iranian character silently present in both clips; if you are a Persian-speaker, then you would feel all the undercutting nuances, and I am afraid you just got to live with it!

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