The Thick of It is maybe the perfect show with regard to how entertaining you might imagine a naturalistic comedy about British politics could be. It’s available in its entirety on youtube, and the first five minutes of this episode have to be enough to convince anyone/everyone.
Bonus: Armando Iannucci’s new show, Veep, an American version of The Thick of It, is also available on youtube, but it’s not as funny.
Bonus bonus: In The Loop, a spin-off movie of The Thick of It, is on Netflix instant.
Bonus bonus bonus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8VFb2wxolM
Listen to what Tom Philip says, and watch everything you can that involves Armando Iannucci. Tom is a real-life British person who also writes comedy, so he’s kind of an expert in matters of Britcoms. Trust him (and us, since we both love Iannucci as well) and stream this shit pronto.