As Andy Parker points out in his excellent blog for Huffington Post Entertainment, us Brits have missed out on some of the greatest comedy from 'across the pond' during the past few decades:
"When acclaimed programmes have somehow miraculously been secured to appear on British television in the past, baffled audiences essentially needed to hire private investigators to try to work out when the next episode of their favourite show would be aired! For example, who's old enough to remember the BBC's scattergun approach to scheduling episodes of Seinfeld? The constant toing and froing that poor Jerry suffered on the BBC still smarts after all these years, resulting in an entire generation of comedy fans probably still harbouring bitter anti-licence fee sentiments to this day. Don't even get me started on More 4's treatment of Curb Your Enthusiasm..."
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And as Andy points out:
"In amongst this treasure trove of American television riches currently available to us via streaming services, one small cult show seems to surprisingly shine brighter than all the rest: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This edgy comedy nugget, which began in 2005 on FX (and has just began its 10th anniversary season on FXX this month), follows the antics of five chums (The Gang) who run an Irish bar in South Philly called Paddy's Pub.
"Straight off the bat, it's fair to say that when you start watching the actual show that you'll notice that this gang are by far the most narcissistic, self-absorbed and (occasionally) downright despicable characters in the history of television... and this is exactly what makes the show so refreshingly brilliant! Part-Cheers, part-Peep Show, part-Inbetweeners, part-South Park, the show certainly has a unique voice in the predominantly "safe" world of American situation comedy."
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