One of my all-time favorite TV shows is an Australian series called “Utopia” (in the US: “Dreamland” on Netflix). It’s a comedy centered around a government infrastructure planning and development office (the Nation Building Authority), and the frustrations of bureaucracy and incompetent colleagues. Even if that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, I promise you the scenarios and characters are spot on, and the humor is quick, deadpan, hilarious.
I am making my way through the recommendations, and here’s my breakdown so far.
- The Thick of It (IMDB)
- The Hollowmen (IMDB) 2008, TV series by Working Dog
- The Games (IMDB) 1998-2000, TV series
- The Office (both UK and US versions)
- Better Off Ted (IMDB) 2009-2010, TV series
- Parks and Rec (IMDB) 2009-2015, TV series
Not Reviewed Yet:
- The Castle (IMDB) 1997, film by Rob Stitch
- Frontline (in the US, “Breaking News”) (IMDB) 1994-1997, TV series by Working Dog
- Veep (IMDB) 2012-2019, TV series
- Twenty Twelve (and followup show W1A)
- Outnumbered (IMDB) 2007-2016, TV series
Also, related thread to peruse later: British comedy recommendations thread