Or situation dramas, whatever that genre is called.
I've been rewatching Teachers and Spaced and Life on Mars, and I love stuff like that. But have they made any good ones recently, that aren't off the wall wacky? I wasn't keen on Green Wing, for example, because of the craziness. I prefer it when the humour just comes about because of the characters just doing their normal thing.
I really enjoyed the BBC4 series Getting On (set in a geriatrics ward, starring Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine and Jo Brand) and more recently Puppy Love (also Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine). Both low key and quite dark at times. My all time favourite though was Early Doors. Very slow, gentle humour, where you cared about the characters. Poignant too.
We enjoyed Bluestone 42. Army friends who saw it reckoned the scriptwriters had the attitude of soldiers posted to Afghan bang on, although the partners left at home all found it a bit too close to the knuckle and decided to avoid it.
No Fresh Meat is not like Green Wing - it's very "real", nothing unlikely or surreal ever happens. It's actually more emotional and more about all the insecurities everyone has underneath (though also v funny)