The BEST Episodes of Almost Royal
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2020
Network: BBC America
Almost Royal is a tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip around the United States, interacting with real-life Americans.
#1 - Work
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 8, 2016
Tonight’s episode sees the siblings taking on the alien world of work, starting with a consultation on how to create the perfect résumé, then cooking up a storm in an American diner, before taking to the city streets as drivers for rideshare company Lyft. The episode also includes the Carlton’s attending a job fair to show off their new skills and make an inspirational speech. TV star and entrepreneur Lisa Vanderpump is on hand for advice.
#2 - Washington, D.C.
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 19, 2014
George and Poppy meet with a distractible congressman and face gun-toting women in Washington, D.C.
#3 - New York
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 5, 2014
True Brits Georgie and Poppy have arrived in a very chilled New York. A local hipster in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood introduces them to the art of proper coffee making, they are relieved to discover that a ‘selfie’ isn’t what they feared it was, and Poppy makes an unforgettable appearance at New York Fashion Week.
#4 - Sports
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2016
In this episode, self-styled investigative YouTube journalists Poppy and Georgie are looking at the world of American sports by trying their hand at being pundits on a TV show, becoming a mascot for a college basketball team, visiting a drag-race track before trying the fictional and arguably pointless sport of Quidditch. Expert information is delivered by basketball legend Dennis Rodman.
#5 - Boston
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2014
Georgie and Poppy visit Boston and learn some U.S. history.
#6 - Future
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2016
Siblings Poppy and Georgie are on a mission to find out what the future holds for the human race, starting with a simulated trip to Mars. Next up they meet people who are hoping to survive the apocalypse before joining a political candidate with a more hopeful vision. Star Trek legend George Takei guides them on their quest.
#7 - Beauty
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2016
Poppy and Georgie look at the art of beauty, learn how to execute the perfect blow-dry, judge a beautiful baby competition and participate in a pageant.
#8 - Detroit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 12, 2014
They ruin their manicures working as car mechanics, help smash up a derelict house, get caught up in a rap battle, brush up on their ballet twirls, and end up in a wrestling ring in front of a hostile audience.
#9 - Nashville
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 26, 2014
Poppy seizes the opportunity to launch herself as a country-pop fusion star, whilst Georgie gets bitten by a fish and has an embarrassing confession to make upon coming face-to-face with an American icon (and the subject of his adolescent fantasies).
#10 - Holiday
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 8, 2016
In the season finale, Poppy and Georgie Carlton immerse themselves in American holidays, learning about the lovely pre-Christmas event that is Thanksgiving by attending and giving a speech at a parade before making themselves at home with a host family who are kind enough to offer them dinner. They also attend Tu Bishvat, Groundhog Day and steal the show in an elaborate production of the Nativity. TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port is on hand to help them through the festive maze.
#11 - Texas
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 28, 2014
Georgie and Poppy travel to Texas where they visit a ranch and record their own Tejano music.
#12 - Law and Order
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 1, 2016
Poppy and Georgie investigate the American system of law and order, joining the police in a sleepy Louisiana town, learning that not all dogs are cute and cuddly, and that hosting doesn’t always mean being polite to your guests. The Carlton’s also travel to the very end of the country to meet the Border Angels, who offer help to migrants on their way into the United States. Questions are put to YouTube superstar and ‘crime expert’ Jimmy Tatro, which leads to confusion, rather than clarity.
#13 - The Great Outdoors
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 18, 2016
The Carlton's explore the great outdoors, which sees them getting up close and very personal with some Floridian wildlife, hiking a trail with some real Americans, saving lives on a popular beach and finally sharing their own very particular brand of empathy with a group of protesters. Broadway star and actress Laura-Bell Bundy is helping the aristocrats to clear up any and all misunderstandings.
#14 - Romance
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2016
Aspiring online commentators Poppy and Georgie have romance on their minds. As well as mastering dating etiquette, and becoming officiants at a New Orleans wedding, their path to true love leads them to learn the art of tantra, resulting in some very intimate moments with a stranger. Advice on all things romantic comes from actor Michael Urie (The Good Wife, Ugly Betty).
#15 - Los Angeles
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2014
Two young British aristocrats tour the U.S. for the first time, while accompanied by a film crew. In the opener, siblings Georgie and Poppy arrive in Los Angeles to begin their nationwide journey and try to launch Poppy's acting career.