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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 Luther: Life with London's Bobbies

To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, when someone is tired of London crime shows, they are tired of life. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but these police shows set in the Smoke will have you looking for cheap flights to Heathrow.

Shows like Training Day: Old Cop, Young Cop

Shows about rookie cops learning the ropes from grizzled veterans--including some things they don't teach in the police academy.

Shows Like Burn Notice: Crime Shows That Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously

These crime and police procedurals mix genuine thrills with just the right amount of lighthearted banter, reeling you in without leaving you too depressed to finish your dinner. The USA network is well represented.

Shows Like Scotty & Bailey: Badass Female Cops

Detectives with two X chromosomes and no sympathy for lawbreakers populate this list of crime dramas, perfect for showing little girls they can be whatever they want to be, including major badasses.

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 Featuring Older People

Although the median age of broadcast TV viewers is 45, it's surprisingly difficult to find shows starring card-carrying AARP members--but this list rounds up some of the best dramas and sitcoms starring older actors.

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.

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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