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The IT Crowd: Season 2 (2009)

Chris O'Dowd , Richard Ayoade , Graham Linehan  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson
  • Directors: Graham Linehan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001YYQA0K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,884 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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International Emmy Award Winner for Best Comedy

There are reasons the IT Department of Reynholm Industries is kept in the building s basement. In this second hilarious season of the award-winning hit, bitter slacker Roy (Chris O Dowd), über-nerd Moss (Richard Ayoade), and technically clueless Jen (Katherine Parkinson) attend a night of theater, befriend a German cannibal, disrupt their boss funeral, throw a dinner party, design the ultimate bra, and commit further acts of personal and professional irresponsibility. Plug in for Version 2.0 of the UK sensation and current IFC hit from producer Ash Atalla (THE OFFICE) and writer/director Graham Linehan (FATHER TED), now featuring outtakes, audio commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Bonus Features:
-Outtakes
-Recording The IT Crowd
-Commentary

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In the cluttered basement of a corporate skyscraper dwells the IT department of Reynholm Industries, composed of three misfits: Slacker Roy (Chris O'Dowd), technogeek Moss (Richard Ayoade), and Jen (Katherine Parker), an ambitious but incompetent executive who knows nothing about technology yet wound up as head of the department. As the second season begins, these three have settled into a friendly relationship, but the revelation of financial misdoings turns the corporation itself topsy-turvy. Each episode takes a simple premise and escalates to absurd heights. Moss decides to take a cooking class and ends up friends with a German cannibal; Jen finally gets a new boyfriend... who turns out to have an extremely unfortunate name; Jen's bra doesn't fit well, sending Moss on an inventing spree that may skyrocket Jen up the chain of command. The best episode opens the season, when a trip to the theater turns into a festival of appalling misunderstandings; it's a perfectly orchestrated farce that culminates in Roy trapped in a wheelchair despite having no injuries at all. Perhaps the only off-note is a goth IT guy named Richmond who recurs but rarely meshes with the rest of the tightly wound plots. But that's a minor quibble, as the rest of the cast is excellent. Ayoade turns introverted genius into comic gold, in a similar vein to Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory; fans of that show should definitely give this British cousin a look. Created by the delightful writer/director Graham Linehan, who previously worked on Father Ted and Black Books. --Bret Fetzer

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed so loud neighbors had to see why June 23, 2009
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I came across this show on IFC after watching another movie on that channel and being too lazy to turn just thought I would take a peek then turn if it wasn't interesting. Like the other reviewer, within minutes I was laughing so hard my neighbors came up to my unit asking what in the world was so funny as they could hear me through the ceiling. It was the episode where they were doing the geek calendar! The thing about british humor is that you eiter get it or you don't. I haven't laughed this hard since Ab Fab. I can't wait for my copy of season one arrives. I feel myself laughing already.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What funeral? September 9, 2009
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The first season of the Britcom geekfest "The IT Crowd" was absolutely brilliant, technonerdy, and gutsplittingly funny. Guess what: the second season is actually better than the first -- it introduces a new insane boss to make life difficult for the IT department, and has them grappling with the difficulties of dinner parties, funerals, gay musicals ("It's a gay musical called 'Gay'... that's very gay") and assorted other problems.

Jen is annoyed when a possible date with the attractive Philip is turned into a "work outing" to a musical, and further annoyed when Roy pronounces Philip to be gay. Except the musical turns out to be a gay extravaganza, and Philip is well-acquainted with every gay person associated with it. In the meantime, Roy and Moss's efforts to find a bathroom without an attendant lead to a disastrous pair of mistaken identities.

Then when Denholm (or Reynholm, I'm not quite sure) walks out a high window, the IT department is threatened with doom at his disastrous funeral, and Roy becomes convinced that he's about to die. Then Roy becomes obsessed with watching a Korean zombie movie (with a twist!), while Moss's efforts to see new people ("We're stagnating, Roy! You're my wife!") have him signing up for a cookery course... except it's not really a course, but a personal ad run by a German cannibal.

Then when Jen has a dinner party for her friends and her new boyfriend's friends, she ends up having to invite Roy, Moss and Richmond... and her friends turn out to be a twittering nervous flake, a mummified model, and a drunken randy divorcee. Hijinks ensue. And when Jen complains about her bad bras, Moss creates the ultimate bra (which he calls the "Abracadabra") and plans to patent it...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I started watching this on a friend's recommendation on IFC and I am glad I did. It involves people from two shows I love, Black Books and Look Around You and I can say if you like that type of humor, you will like the IT Crowd. If you work in IT, you will love it more. I mean, critics say oh the "have you turned it on and off" line isn't funny...but have any of those people worked in IT? Probably not. Most computer problems can be solved by turning the computer on and off or plugging it in. And this is why it is to frustrating for IT people to talk to the normals upstairs and they seem to always be in a dark room or basement.

The actors are so funny. Moss, Roy, Jen, the ignorant bosses and the goth guy Richmond, who is locked away in the IT's dungeon. I find it witty and original. Whoever said the laughter is canned, it isn't. They show it being filmed in front of an audience, it's real sound. They truly jump into their character roles without being too cliche. The jokes come at you a mile a minute too. Even the minor characters are great. There is also a lot of Mighty Boosh crossovers here, namely Noel Fielding and Richard Ayoade...so fans of that would find this show worthwhile too. It's got about the same vibe, though the IT Crowd is a lot less surreal. Where Mighty Boosh can be hit or miss, the IT Crowd is always on target. Haven't seen even a just ok episode yet, which is amazing to me. It reminds me a lot of the wonderful Black Books, where every show was worthwhile and hilarious. It has ideas that other comedy shows don't try...like cannibalism or making light of car crash victims or doing a Russian movie parody of smokers. To me, if you have a sense of humor that is not witty or cynical, you might as watch The Big Bang Theory, which isn't that funny at all.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I caught an episode of this show one weekend on IFC not too long ago. I saw an ad for it shortly before it was on, and thought, "looks kind of lame" but I was lazy, and left it on. Within the first couple of minutes, I was laughing harder than I have at a sitcom in a long time, it was the episode where Roy tries to fit in with some "manly" men at a pub, and ends up their getaway driver on a robbery. I searched around online, to see if I could find more eps, and was pleasantly surprised to see it was offered on Amazon. Having seen the first series, I'm just shocked that the writers were able to cram as much hilarity into each episode as they do. Then as I looked into it, I discovered it was created by the guy who wrote Father Ted. That explains it all! :)

Can't wait for series 2 to be released.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Play, Less Work July 4, 2009
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The laughs continue in Season 2 of The IT Crowd, which spends most of its time putting the show's three central characters -- Roy, Moss and Jen -- into outrageous situations and pushing those situations to hilarious, politically incorrect extremes. The first episode of the season sets the stage as Roy and Moss join Jen and her allegedly straight date to a performance of "Gay - The Gay Musical." Midway through the show, Roy makes the mistake of using the handicapped person's toilet. As with every episode, the situation plays out in a brisk, satisfactorily resolved 23 or so minutes. Episode two sees the suicide of corporate malfeasant Denholm Reynholm and the introduction of his son Douglas (played by Matt Berry) as the new head of the company whose lecherous ways introduce an ongoing theme of workplace harassment. (The switch is a good one, shaking up the dynamic of a show before Denholm's manic corporate energy started to wear out its welcome on viewers.) Those easily offended should be warned that this series also finds humor in cannibalism, exploding bras and date rape drugs. But if you're looking for laughs, you'll find plenty of them in The IT Crowd, a geek-character-based show that only gets stronger in version 2.0.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I read good things about this show and decided to give it ...
I read good things about this show and decided to give it a chance and enjoyed it! If you are a fan of the Office (UK), Seinfeld or Office Space then this should be right up your... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Michael A. Mallon
3.0 out of 5 stars Dog Food
Like a bowl of dog food. Mostly bland, but with a few good bits tossed in... The writing is so-so; if you like Father Ted and Saturday Night Live, you'll be OK with this.
Published 17 days ago by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this show!
Published 1 month ago by Kat Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars Turning it off and on again, IT is the best.
The best comedey series with wonderfully quotable moments. A series of events both imaginary yet prosaic life of turning it off and on again.
Published 1 month ago by Photonsnow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome Series.
Published 2 months ago by ToastyEwok
4.0 out of 5 stars A great show. Don't watch them all in one night
This is a real entertaining show. For US fans looking for good UK shows, this is it. My favorite episode involves destroying the internet, so if you can only afford one of the four... Read more
Published 2 months ago by DTroppens
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny
Funniest show I have seen in years. Very clever plots. Great characters. Only the Brits could pull this off. Sorry Chris I know you are Irish. Read more
Published 2 months ago by RTP LongIsland
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny!
If you like British humor, this one will give you lots of laughs. And considering Dr. Oz says 15 minutes is worth 3 hours of sleep, this one is well worth the money spent.
Published 2 months ago by Jen Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Its my life
Its just like real life. . . but funnier.
Published 3 months ago by Lloyd Goad
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Your Ass OFF funny.
I watch and rewatch this show all the time, a true classic.
Published 3 months ago by John B
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