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Best Comedy TV

A round-up of the best live action comedies, ranked by ratings, popularity, awards, and influence on other comedies--including the full range of RomComs, dark comedies, sitcoms, and more.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows like the Village: English Villages Get Dramatic

Dramas and dramedies set in English (and sometimes French) villages, where the village green can quickly turn into a battlefield - of words obviously, or just snide looks

Shows Like Schitts Creek: Fish out of Water

The city-slicker or other outsider sticking out like a sore thumb in a small-town is an old trope, but it persists for a reason, as these comedies and dramedies illustrate.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows Like Angie Tribeca: Good Cop, Funny Cop

These 21st century police comedy shows range from your traditional mismatched buddy cop formula (Common Law) all the way to outright absurdism (Angie Tribeca).

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Clueless Yanks Abroad

Shows where a big part of the laughs come from Americans (affectionately called yanks abroad) being plopped in different cultures, with all their good intentions lost in translation.

Shows like A Touch of Cloth: Goofy British Bobbies

In these British detective shows, the crimes are mostly laughing matters, the detectives witty, and the bad guys goofy. Bonus series include the occasional Australian and Canadian shows. There are plenty of lighthearted British detective shows, but these are outright comedies.

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