Also, the actress who plays Jen is absolutely priceless in her delivery of many of the ridiculous things she has to say. Highly recommended.
@Glinner wrote Father Ted and Black Books as well.
i have had it recommended to me over and over, but i simply do not find it funny at all. yes, it has geeky jokes, but as a comedy and an overall tv show is utterly appalling imo.
compared to something like black books, which is just brilliant
Different strokes for different folks...
it seems to be this joke over and over and over, i just dont understand ;[
I would rather prefer The Big Bang Theory.
I love both The IT Crowd and The Big Bang Theory, but their appeal, while somewhat similar, is inherently different.
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If you have access via an UK IP you can watch the series online: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-it-crowd/4od
(Chris Morris on IT Crowd) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-QjskHTSf4
-- best line ever
Part 1: http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/the-it-crowd-the-work-outi...
If you don't believe me, go find a relatively comprehensive rhyming slang dictionary.
Also, Maurice from 'IT Crowd' is a reoccurring character on the Boosh. He is one of the shaman, Saboo.
ps. I bet this must be a highly downloaded show ;-)
There's lots of detail in this show. Firstly there are three characters: the incompetent head of IT, Moss who is very, very nerdy and Roy who seems like a classic IT person. You have three very distinct characters to start with that are easy to identify with.
Jen is attractive in a way that is likely to appeal to IT folk. She's slightly clumsy and inept, and not too pretty, so that makes her desirable. She's geeky without realizing it. I realize that may be horribly judgmental to say 'not too pretty' and I'm sure that actress would not want to hear that, but I'm sure part of her appeal is that she's not some plastic model type, but a real woman.
Then there are stories which revolve around life within a large office without the heavy, ponderous 'humour' of The Office. The show is lighthearted and the situations slightly ridiculous.
Finally, there's the IT aspects where the most outrageous things happen. People here have cited Jen 'breaking' the Internet by Googling Google. But there are many others and they lampoon both people's perception of how IT folk behave, and the same people's lack of IT knowledge.
You may not agree, but I, for one, find it to be unoriginal drivel that swindles a profit from internet subculture.
The IT Crowd seems to think that computers don't contribute anything to the world (meanwhile most of the audience is spending their time on a PHP based graphing app) and that 'IT wonks' don't do anything cool.
This is wrong. Half the stuff that most people say changed the world in the last 10 years was made by computer geeks.
No, Arrested development is not brilliant in the same way as The Wire. In fact, nothing is as brilliant as the wire; TV for me was ruined after the wire concluded.
Community is awesome but very early, too.
More to the point the actors are excellent comedy actors - their comic timing is very good.
So; vaguely IT related jokes done very well :)
IT Crowd is great, but I wish it was a bit more cutting/daring rather than settling into a formulaic sitcom.