The Brits are well known for their humor, but they do, on occasion, get it wrong. Very, very wrong. We’re all looking to scour through back catalogs at the moment ranking our top five worst British sitcoms, trying to find a new show to watch, and there are some shows you really should be looking to avoid.
But what are the worst sitcoms the country has ever produced, and which are the ones you should be making sure you never, ever press the Play button on?
Mrs. Brown’s Boys
Mrs. Brown’s Boys is one of the BBC’s most popular programs, but in recent times audiences have begun to dwindle, with in-fighting at the show also causing problems. There have also been plenty of spin-offs to go with this dreadful show, including a chat show, although it could be axed in the coming months with bosses having a difficult time booking guests.
Mrs. Brown’s Boys itself follows Agnes Brown and her family and has enjoyed three series, 20 specials, and even a movie, although we wouldn’t recommend a single one.
Eyes Down focus on the game of bingo, which has risen to prominence hugely over the past few years. However, this sitcom dates back all the way to the early 2000s and only managed two series. If you want to get a taste of bingo while the bingo halls are closed, you’d be better off looking to find an online bingo site that is trusted and safe, rather than a sitcom that was tired, dated, and so far wide of the mark of funny even when it first aired.
Davina McCall may be one of the UK’s best-loved TV presenters, but when it comes to acting, she certainly isn’t one to watch. Sam’s Game was a show launched on ITV in 2001 and welcomed just six episodes before it was canned.
Comedian Ed Byrne also appeared in the show, as well as Coronation Street’s Tristan Gemmill and Eastenders’ Tameka Empson.
Coming Of Age
There have been many good sitcoms that have been welcomed during the 2000s, from the likes of Rick and Morty to Community and more, but one that doesn’t make the list is certainly Coming Of Age.
This show managed to earn three series on the BBC and was a sort of poor-mans Inbetweeners before being axed in 2011. It never really managed to capture the country’s imagination, and despite the broadcaster heavily pushing it, it was finally confined to the bin, never to be seen again.
Another monumentally bad sitcom that the BBC ran with was Lunch Monkeys, which got two series and enjoyed a relatively good cast. Both Nigel Havers and Sian Reeves starred in the show, which was set around a fictional injury law firm called Fox Cranford.
The series launched in 2009 on BBC Three and was also broadcast in Australia. However, that only lasted one series before the nation got fed up with it.
So, what did you think about our Five Worst British Sitcoms? Let us know in the comments!