I have to admit when I saw the first season, which consisted of many of the British scripts re-touched, I thought 'the creamed corn tastes like creamed crap'.
But ... once the US series got into its own territory. Wow. Top notch first class comedy. It's as good as Arrested Development and 30 Rock. And ... like those two, both are sans laugh track / studio audience.
Great stuff. Season 2 (you can start with that) is for sale as low as $30 in most stores.
It is seriously good. Just fucking awesome.
A special double Rimmer to all those that work on it.