5. 'The Office'
Ricky Gervais can spend the rest of his days being strident and unfunny on Twitter for all we care. He's still earned a place in atheist heaven with this masterfully mordant mockumentary series that put a spin on the old saw about the English and lives of quiet desperation. Forget six seasons and a movie: In 12 episodes and a Christmas special, Gervais and co-creator Stephen Merchant crafted the cringe comedy to rule them all, starring Gervais' almost unwatchably boorish and oblivious middle manager David Brent. Yes, both the American Office and Parks and Recreation wouldn't exist without it, but its legacy really rests in the final episodes, as perfect an ending as any comedy has ever had.