Hmm...I've not heard of this show. Goes to show you why it was canceled. Not to say that I am the only determining factor as to whether a show is a hit or not.
Yeah, it should, but we don't live in Shouldland! Ah, Shouldland, where clean-cut kids cruise Shouldland Boulevard, and the Shouldland High football team gets their optimistic asses kicked by their crosstown rival, Reality Check Tech.
IMO, what you consider flaws are what made the British version great. David Brent was funny because he was such an irritating prig, and everyone was much closer to a 'real-life' character than a sitcom charcater.