This is definitely one of those shows that you 'get' - or you don't 'get'! As far as I am concerned, it is one of the finest ever produced.
The show exhibits intelligent - even brilliant - exaggeration of the day to day running of a modern Television Newsroom. Of course, the whole thing would have fallen horribly 'flat', if a most accomplished cast hadn't have been assembled. As it is, a splendid cast performs outstandingly witty scripts, with the utmost professionalism and ability.
The humour is 'broad based' and ranges from highly intelligent wit, through the wide stretches of traditional humour to occasionally being rather crude. The point is, the language and situations are integral to the script and, as the result, blend in smoothly and without jarring the senses.
This is truly, in my opinion, one of the most humorous of comedies ever done on TV. It might not be right for the 'traditional maiden aunt' - or for the clods who can't put two words together intelligently BUT, for the wide stratum of literate and half-way educated people of the population, this show is a must!