The Gist: Bloke dates babe. Their friends tag along. They all obsess about sex and the opposite gender. Hilarity ensues.
Season 3, Episode 2: Faithless. The awkwardness that has ruled Jeff's life turns out to be his saving grace in this episode. RESULT!
Does It Translate?: Yes, I think that Americans will understand Coupling fully. While Americans may not understand the technicalities of all of the British cultural references, they will understand the implications.
Why I Love It: This is the first British Show that I found on my own accord, rented from the fantastic independent video rental place in my town (that my BFF worked at in High School and has since, sadly, been put out of business by little read envelopes), and watched all four seasons of. I loved how each episode started out not-too-funny, and then built on itself until I was laughing out loud. At the TV. All by myself. In an empty flat. With little to no wine present.
Coupling is the show that made me fall in love with British television, and I have not looked back since.