The Ambassadors (UK) Selected by Todd Brown
Let me be the first to say that I run very hot and cold on UK comedy duo Mitchell & Webb. Best known for their work on the long running Peep Show, when the duo are on top of their game they're very, very good. But when they're not I find them borderline unwatchable. But they're very much on their game with recent three parter The Ambassadors.
The duo play the British ambassador and his top aide in a fictional Central Asian republic in a scenario that has about as much to do with actual politics as hospital set UK comedy Green Wing had to do with actual doctoring. Which is to say none at all. It's essentially a fish out of water scenario with the fish being very, very much out of the water driven by very clever writing that steers well clear of obvious punchlines. It's not my favorite show on this list but it's very much the best thing the duo have done since Peep Show was in its prime and I'd very much like to see more.