People Like Us

The BBC’s People Like Us is dry humor at its best. Each episode features the off-camera narrator who follows and interviews a person who works in a field like law, education, real estate or law enforcement. As he meets with their colleagues and clients, he inadvertently discovers the foibles and nonsense that’s part of the organization.

The narrator himself is often skewered as his subjects comment and question his competence and knowledge. Everyone reveals more than they should about their jobs and personal lives. The show captures the tone of the serious public television documentary while poking fun at its techniques and tone. If you like dead pan humor, you’ll find this amusing.