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アメリカ留学する方向け♡おすすめNetflixショー

昨日、ハワイからサンフランシスコに帰ってきました。帰りももちろんHawaiian Airlines!

 

さて、インディアナでもハワイでもサンフランシスコでも、アメリカのポピュラーカルチャーを知っているって大きいなって実感しています。

4年前にアメリカに来て、わたしが苦労したことのひとつは、同級生との日常会話でした。英語を話すスピードが速すぎるのはもちろんだけど、それ以上に、みんなが使っているジョークや話していることがほんっっっとうにわからなかったんです。Netflixの”ね”の字も知らなかったわたしは、同級生が、"Oh my gosh this is just like Friends!"っていうのを聞いて、”Friends....友だち?”とはてなマークでいっぱい。"Yuka, you've watched Friends before, right? It's on Netflix!"と言えば、”Netflixって何……?”状態(このときはまだ日本未上陸)。だから、そのあと、たくさんいろんなショーを観て、次第にスピードにも話題にもついていけるようになりました。

 

というわけで、今回は、わたしが観てよかったと思う、Netflixや他にアメリカで人気のショーたちを一挙紹介します!

 

 

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Three young men and three young women - of the BFF kind - live in the same apartment complex and face life and love in New York. They're not above sticking their noses into one another's businesses and swapping romantic partners, which always leads to the kind of hilarity average people will never experience - especially during breakups.

たぶん、アメリカで育った人なら誰でも一度は観たこと・聞いたことがあるショー。アメリカ人がよく使うジョークもここから生まれたものも多いです。英語は少し早いので聞き取るのが大変かもしれませんが、そこは字幕でカバーしてみてください。たくさんスラングが学べます!日常コメディーや、甘々すぎないロマンスに興味のある人向け。

 

 

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Ted has fallen in love. It all started when his best friend, Marshall, drops the bombshell that he plans to propose to longtime girlfriend Lily, a kindergarten teacher. Suddenly, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he hopes to find true love. Helping him in the quest is Barney, a friend with endless -- often outrageous -- opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin, he is sure it's love at first sight, but the affair fizzles into friendship. Voice-over by Bob Saget ("Full House") tells the story through flashbacks. 

わたしがいちばん好きなショー!何度も何度も繰り返し観た、自信を持っておすすめできます。たくさん気の利いた言い回しが学べるので、普段の会話をレベルアップしたい人には特におすすめ。ハートフルなロマンチックコメディーです。

 

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Mensa-fied best friends and roommates Leonard and Sheldon, physicists who work at the California Institute of Technology, may be able to tell everybody more than they want to know about quantum physics, but getting through most basic social situations, especially ones involving women, totally baffles them. How lucky, then, that babe-alicious waitress/aspiring actress Penny moves in next door. Frequently seen hanging out with Leonard and Sheldon are friends and fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. Will worlds collide? Does Einstein theorize in the woods? 

中毒性が高いこのショーは、物理学者が中心ですが、物理をまったく知らないわたしのような人でも楽しめる、ロマンチックコメディー。ドライなジョーク、間や空気を読まなきゃわからないジョーク、皮肉が満載で、最高におもしろいですよ*

 

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This U.S. adaptation -- set at a paper company based in Scranton, Pa. -- has a similar documentary style to that of the Ricky Gervais-led British original. It features the Dunder-Mifflin staff, which includes characters based on roles in the British show -- and, quite possibly, people with whom you work in your office. There's Jim, the likable employee who's a bit of an every man. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales-rep Pam -- because office romances are always a good idea! There's also Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but devoid of social skills and common sense.

つい最近、最後まで観たこのショーは、ジョークのなかに見え隠れする社会問題が他のショートは一味違っていておもしろいです。皮肉が多めのこのショー。オフィスでの人間関係の模様を通して、アメリカ社会の微妙なヒエラルキー問題や組織のなかでの立ち振る舞いも学べます。

 

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After going through a rough breakup, awkward and upbeat Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three single guys. Intelligent and witty Nick is an underachiever who took the bartender off-ramp on his road to success. Schmidt obsesses over his social standing and looks at Jess as a personal project. Winston is a competitive former athlete who, after realizing he will never become a pro, moves into the loft. Together with Jess' best friend, Cece, they bond to form an unlikely, and dysfunctional, family.

(500) Days of Summer でおなじみの、ゾーイ=デシャネル主演のこのドラマ。かなりはっちゃけたゾーイが見られちゃいます。ハートフルなロマンチックコメディーで、話のテンポもさくさく速く、登場人物みんながわりと癖が強いので、観ていて飽きません!ゾーイの美しい歌声も何度も聞けちゃう*ちなみにわたしは今もうすぐシーズン5を観終わるところ。あと2シーズンはNetflix上にないので、それまでおあずけです(´-`).。oO

 

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Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his brainy friends as they attempt to strike it rich in a high-tech gold rush. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator loosely run by self-satisfied dot-com millionaire Erlich, who lets them stay in his house rent-free in exchange for a stake in the projects they invent there. But when Richard develops a powerful search algorithm at his day job, he finds himself caught in the middle of a bidding war between his boss -- whose firm offers Richard an eight-figure buyout -- and a deep-pocketed venture capitalist.

今住んでいる地域、シリコンバレーで奮闘する若者を描いたショー。主人公のリチャードのだめっぷりにはなかなか頭を抱えたくなりますが、観ていて、イノベーションの可能性にわくわくできる作品です。

 

 

ここからは、アニメ編!と言っても、アメリカのアニメはわりと風刺ものが多くて、大人向け。

 

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Archer is an American adult animated spy sitcom created by Adam Reed for the FX network. The series focuses on the life and exploits of Sterling Archer, the self-proclaimed '"world's greatest secret agent."

ridiculousという言葉がよく似合うこのショーは、あんまり意味がないのが逆におもしろい。(森博嗣さんの作品中の、犀川先生も、「意味なしジョークだからおもしろいんだ」って言いますね、そういえば。)とりあえずなにか音がほしいっていうときに流しておくと良いかも。笑

 

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Sick, twisted and politically incorrect, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family. Endearingly ignorant Peter and his stay-at-home wife Lois reside in Quahog, R.I., and have three kids. Meg, the eldest child, is a social outcast, and teenage Chris is awkward and clueless when it comes to the opposite sex. The youngest, Stewie, is a genius baby bent on killing his mother and destroying the world. The talking dog, Brian, keeps Stewie in check while sipping martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

出てくる犬がスーパー賢い、はちゃめちゃファミリーライフを描いた、ライトタッチのコメディー。

 

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 The animated series is not for children. In fact, its goal seems to be to offend as many as possible as it presents the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. The show has taken on Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, politicians of every stripe and self-important celebrities. Oh, and Kenny is killed in many episodes.

 風刺もの、といえば、これ!つい最近までは、大統領選がトピックになっていました。ダークなユーモアで溢れているこのショー、とってもおもしろいし、アメリカの社会情勢まで学べます。

 

 

ちなみにわたしは観ていませんが、今話題なのは、

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Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself.

 

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Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah -- on whom Clay had a crush -- in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah's dual narratives.

 

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Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

 

 

みなさんも、お気に入りや、これ観たよーという感想があれば、教えてください╰(*´︶`*)╯♡