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Parody TV

Whether these series are parodying the detective show, medical procedural, space opera, or western, they all expertly exploit the tropes of more serious genres.

Shows like the Office: Fly on the Wall Style Comedies

You know the type - comedy shows where the characters talk directly to the camera, popularized by 'The Office'. Best not to think who exactly the documentary is being made for, who funded it, etc. Just suspend, and enjoy.

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 IT Crowd: Mayhem in the British Workplace

Following Ricky Gervais' ‘The Office’, many more modern British workplace comedies popped up, where egos clash in ways so reserved Americans may miss them. We’d particularly suggest checking out ‘Green Wing’ and ‘The Thick of It’.

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