In the Loop

What it is

A low-level Parliamentary minister (Tom Hollander) accidentally suggests that England may let slip the dogs of war; quicker than you can say "Downing Street memo," a host of American politicians, military muckymucks (including James Gandolfini) and one seriously foulmouthed adviser start spinning the gaffe to their own advantage.

Why we're psyched

The sleeper hit at this year's Sundance, Armando Iannucci's big-screen adaptation of his cutting, caustic Britcom The Thick of It takes one-upmanship to a new level of hilariously eloquent vulgarity. We defy you not to quote it ad infinitum.

Apr 27 at 8:30pm; May 1 at 2:45pm; May 2 at 8pm