Sure, you find things on, say, British TV that you would never find on American TV, but different cultures result in different creative output, and that shouldn't be a surprise. Foreign stuff might seem refreshingly different to you, but just because it's something you're not used to seeing doesn't make it better.
There is a lot of great stuff on American TV if you're willing to pay attention and look for it. And there is a lot of total garbage on British TV if you actually go there and watch it unfiltered, without waiting for the cream of the crop to cross the Atlantic for you. We may have fucked up the Coupling remake, but it was a Friends ripoff anyway.
Which is why it's funny to see something like this:
Gervais Slams UK Entertainment Industry
British funnyman Ricky Gervais has hit out at his country's TV comedies and dramas, insisting they are lackluster and tired. The outspoken The Office creator is underwhelmed by UK television and believes it is created by a small group of conservative writers who look across the Atlantic for inspiration. He says, "It's different in America. They're ambitious, they're good, they're funny. They do stand-up, and by the time they're 31 they've got their own sitcom because they're good. You don't see many 40-year-old hack writers in America. They get fired if they're no good. It's like natural selection." Of US dramas, Gervais adds, "The Sopranos, 24, CSI, The Wire, bang! We've got nothing like that. Nothing! It's such a big gap. Comparing our celebrities to America is like comparing Blackpool to Las Vegas. It's division two."
See, it works both ways. If you're stuck with their shit (or shite, as I believe they say), our stuff looks awesome. The grass is always greener, and all that.