[Apologies, didn't get back on the post yesterday.]
First Principles, and 'Reading', and 'Chance'.
Had a TV in NY ('81-'84), only show I watched was The Honeymooners, on once a week without break. Thirty nine episodes 'on a loop'. If I did a Top TV 20; 19, would be British. The Top Spot, goes to the 'Classic 39' and a couple of neighbours in Brooklyn, NY. NY.
The following episode is 'Truthscoop, full-of-it', and substance rich.
The age of missing comedy? Comedy, that challenges and teaches. In the UK the series that 'taught' most? Play For Today.
For me it's the 'Keaton and co.' originators and roots; Plus, live audience and theatre. A play for, 'their day'. One act, 30 minutes, and Epic.