Every Tuesday at 19:40 on Comedy Central (DStv, channel 122). Hot comedy auteurs Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz have stamped their inimitable, saucy brand of humour on such big-screen hits as the American Pie movies. Now, they're bringing their unique point of view to the small screen for the first time in this ...
Hot comedy auteurs Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz have stamped their inimitable, saucy brand of humour on such big-screen hits as the American Pie movies. Now, they're bringing their unique point of view to the small screen for the first time in this unconventional buddy comedy.
Off Centre stars Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Sean Maguire (EastEnders), Lauren Stamile (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), John Cho (American Pie) and Jason George (Sunset Beach).
A smooth-talking, sophisticated and decidedly decadent Brit, Euan (Maguire) is the yin to his conservative American friend Mike's (Thomas) yang. The guys are best friends and former Oxford roommates, and Euan's high-flying, fast-living, bed-hopping way of life has always driven Mike to the moral high ground.
Now, as the two move into a posh New York City apartment at the famed Hadley on Centre building and begin their so-called adult lives, Euan is launching a lucrative career in investment banking, while Mike's toiling in a not for profit role. Their opposing views on the opposite sex are all the more glaring. Euan's constant skirt-chasing and disdain for all things monogamous makes Mike question his committed relationship with girlfriend Liz (Stamile).
As each roommate tries to prove that his way is best, peccadilloes, predicaments and pranks force them to examine relationships from the other's viewpoint. While Mike revels in playing the holier-than-thou role, Euan is haughty about the fact that he can practically smell Mike's envy. Their good friend Chau (Cho) works at a nearby Vietnamese restaurant and, rather than refereeing, he enjoys watching the barbs fly.