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.
Let's face it, traditional sitcoms can get cloying quick; that's why you need these shows, to bring some dark, sarcastic, alcoholic balance to your life. You can't have the Yin of Friends without the Yang of Fleabag.
The 2001 premiere of The Office by Ricky Gervais inspired a raft of international versions, including the well-known US version starring Steve Carrell but also German, French, Chilean, and Czech versions.
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’.