We love a conversation-starter here at Cup of Beans Towers. That’s why we thought it’d be fun to rank the best British sitcoms of the Noughties and open the debate up to you. Turns out it was quite the decade.
Before we start, some housekeeping. Firstly, we’re only dealing with sitcoms that launched from 2000 to 2009. So you won’t see obviously brilliant shows like Spaced (September 1999) and Him & Her (September 2010).
Secondly, when you inevitably disagree with us, just do it nicely, okay? Good. Let’s crack on.
I’ve always felt that any topic, no matter how extreme, should be fair game in comedy as long as the subject matter is handled in the right way. It was this which drew me towards the recent Viceland TV series Hate Thy Neighbour. The show is spread over 5 episodes in which stand-up Jamali Maddix meets a different group of extremists, ranging from the Black Israelites to the National Socialist Movement in America.
October 25th, 2015. Respected, award-winning comedian Andrew Lawrence publishes a Facebook post. One of his main arguments seems to be that Mock the Week is shit. If only he’d stopped there, he’d have an uncontroversial opinion bordering on fact. But he doesn’t. Read More
Comedies involving unruly kids have never done it for me. It’s not really fair, as there are plenty of other situations I have no personal experience of, but can laugh heartily at in TV land. However, there’s something about parents talking about parenting that just seems to sap all the joy out of life. Read More