As Time Goes By is pure bougie boomercore, but I like it.
Lionel is portrayed as a boring, crotchety, old wet blanket. Yet he's the most likable character in the whole show, he's always the voice of reason, tempering Jean's insufferable meddling in her daughters or employee's lives. Lionel wants nothing more than to have his lemon tart. Some good secondary characters like Rocky, and the weird pairing of the insufferable battleaxe Penny and the boring autistic Stephen. And Rocky's housemaid, I forgot her name, she in my mind is the absolute zenith of Britishness. Entirely consumed by ritual. Polite but fundamentally cold and distant.