OK, I'm counting on my British readers to explain this to me. Is Footballers' Wives only funny to me because I'm an American, or is it funny to you too? What I mean is, the show seems to focus on the sort of things that Americans find funny about British people. I imagine it must be similar for you to watch Baywatch or Seinfeld or Dallas, and laugh at Americans. BBC America is showing this here, and I think it's hilarious, but I can't quite explain why. The same plot in an American show would be boring.