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I'm about to do a run on British Sitcoms

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Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 7 14:03 -
After completing Misfits and watching some episodes of The Office and Skins here and there I decided to do a run on the best British comedies I can come up with. I've found out I really enjoy British series, not so much for laughing out loud, but for the mere entertainment factor.

British series are usually not that long, so it shouldn't be too difficult with 3/4 eps a day. Any suggestions are welcome, but these are the ones that I came up with (with some already downloaded):

-Flying Circus (Gotta start with a classic! And yes I've seen the movies!)

-Faulty Towers (More John Cleese!)

-Black Adder series (Hugh Laurie and Mr. Bean, a must)

-Spaced (Very short series, and I've read good things about it)

-Black Books (The premise sounds really interesting)

-Coupling (Sex jokes?)

-The Office (Well it's classic Ricky Gervais)

-Peep Show (Still not sure about this one... might leave it for last)

-Extras (Just because it's more Gervais. Also Short series)

-The IT Crowed (A popular choice)

-Skins (Another popular pick)

Any thoughts? It's actually in year of release order, but I might skip Peep Show and eventually jump Coupling and Extras, not sure about those.




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Posted : 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 7 14:06 -
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Posted : 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 12 18:46 -
Are You Being Served? is quite a good series, along with The Good Life, To The Monor Born
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Posted : 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 11 16:35 -
Green Wing is a more recent one, as in last decade, but aside from that I go classic with Are You Being Served, Allo Allo, Hi-de-hi, Bless This House, Hancock's Half-Hour, You Rang M'Lord, Black Adder and Red Dwarf
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Posted : 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 3 3:41 -
Recently started watching Spy on hulu. I'll be honest, I don't know squat about British sitcoms, but I find Spy to be entertaining and worth following.
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Posted : 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 5 21:44 -
Black books is great and a must watch, the IT crowd kept the format/comedy going

Not Going Out is silly late night entertainment with a lot of verbal jokes and puns http://www.listal.com/tv/not-going-out-2006

The classics from the UK include Only Fools And Horses, Yes Minister, Porridge, Open All Hours, The Good Life, One Foot In The Grave, Keeping Up Appearances, Allo Allo, Last Of The Summer Wine, Steptoe And Son, Absolutely Fabulous, Red Dwarf, Are You Being Served?, My Family, Rising Damp, The Young Ones, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, The League Of Gentlemen, I'm Alan Partridge, Bottom,

However you must watch The Inbetweeners from the start, only gets better!
http://www.listal.com/tv/the-inbetweeners
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Posted : 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 22 23:36 -
Fawlty Towers, Black Books, The Office, and my favorite Skins. All very good choices.
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 15:27 -
Try Outnumbered for something light, it's surprisingly enjoyable.

Also if you want things a little more zany The Mighty Boosh and Garth Marenghi are fantastic!

A second thumbs up for The Inbetweeners from me, as well as classics Allo Allo, The Young Ones and The League of Gentlemen.
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 22 1:17 -
Life's too Short!The new sitcom of Ricky Gervais is great!And Extras brilliant!
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 28 13:31 -
The greats like Yes Minister!,Only Fools and Horsesa nd Are You Being Served?all classics and should be included
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 27 3:38 -
My favorites are "Are You Being Served?", "Are You Being Served? Again!" (a.k.a. "Grace & Favour"), "As Time Goes By", "The Old Guys", and "Keeping Up Appearances". Thank you, PBS!
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at May 30 14:26 -
Porridge
Only Fools And Horses
Chance In A Million
Dear John
Game On
Big Train
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Posted : 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 2 21:18 -
"Spaced" = Hilarious
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Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 11 13:38 -
Black Books is greeeeeeeat :)