I loooover British comedies. As a kid I would watch As Time Goes By (Judi Dench!) after school. I have to recommend Whites, Green Wing, Twenty Twelve (mockumentary about the London 2012 Olympics; bootleg it online), and Spy. These are all really, really great. Green Wing is probably my favorite, kind of like Arrested Development. Spy is less dirty, but just as funny. Out of all of these shows, only London 2012 and Spy are still on 😦
British shows seem to get cut off right at their prime. They never go stale and they always leave you wanting more.
Recognize Tamsin Greig or Stephen Mangan? They are in Episodes, with Matt LeBlanc. They were nominated for two Golden Globes and won one.
Anyway, segue. Black’s Books is another British comedy (with Tamsin Greig), but it didn’t capture my interested as greatly as the others I mentioned. Dylan Moran, the creator and star of Black’s Books, whose doppelganger is Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy from the remake with Keira Knightley), was in this cool short film a few years ago:
Tell It To The Fishes – http://www.laikapictures.com