You are absolutely right. I missed AD the first time around. I watched it all on Netflix later and I concur.... it's one of the funniest shows ever made if not the funniest, but you have to watch from the beginning...
But they said miniseries, so I am going to go with John Adams. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472027/ It is actually probably better than anything Ive ever seen whether on the big screen or small. It's amazing.
One series I miss is "Queer As Folk." But, it started to seem a little bitter and predictable. My favorite role in the series, was Ted. Because he was the most normal, and closer to reality than the rest. I also liked the role played by Hal Sparks, but, can't remember his name. Was it Michael? Brian and Justin were too "bitchy" for my tastes.
I also liked "arrested development". Everyone was fairly crazy. It wasn't always funny, but good.
I also like the Big Bang Theory. It's sometimes over you head, but still fun to watch.
My favorite show is "Family Guy." It's probably the craziest TV show ever, and I love watching. I would also put "South Park" and the rest of the Sunday cartoon line-up in the mix. Did you know that the guy who does the voice of Cleveland Brown is a white guy? He also does the voice of Herbert, the old man who is in love with Chris. Just a crazy show! But, Brian the dog, and Stewie are the craziest!