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The IT Crowd: Season 1
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In the gleaming high-rise offices of Reynholm Industries, powerful executives oversee billion dollar business deals. But in the dark and shabby basement, the company s IT Support Team bitter slacker Roy (Chris O Dowd), socially inept Moss (Richard Ayoade), and their new boss, computer illiterate Jen (Katherine Parkinson) rule their own domain of professional irresponsibility, mega-nerd ecstasy, and random acts of personal insanity.
Producer Ash Atalla (THE OFFICE) and writer/director Graham Linehan (FATHER TED), present the most critically acclaimed comedy series of the fall television season and a 2008 International Emmy Award winner for Best Comedy, now featuring deleted footage, audio commentaries, a behind-the-scenes documentary and much more.
"Kick Arse Comedy!" -Aubry D'Arminio, Entertainment Weekly
...the funniest straight-ahead sitcom of the American fall television season...there is a lot of falling over. --Robert Lloyd, LA Times
…a cross between "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on FX and "The Office" on NBC --Barry Garron, The Hollywood Reporter
Top Customer Reviews
Stellar and amazing, The IT Crowd gets my absolute highest recommendation, and my highest rating of approval.
5 stars....... Absolutely brilliant!
The players: Jen, the "dynamic go-getter" whose idea of lots of computer experience (a nice little fib at her job interview) is turning the computer on and off, sending and receiving email, rinse, repeat. In other words, zip qualifications to work as the manager of IT, the department exiled to the nearly windowless squalor of the basement. She gets the job all the same.
The IT department's tech-savvy workers are Roy and Moss. Roy is Irish and Moss has a guffaw-inducing strictly parted afro. They're consummate nerds (look at the posters, the t-shirts, the games they play, the social awkwardness). But with Jen at the help as the "people person" to buffer for the non-people people that are Roy and Moss, a team gels that continues to fall into mishaps that ensure laughter.
Trust me, the show is way, way better than my encapsulation. Moss is my particular fave. In series one, the episode where he has to lie is a hoot. My fave Moss-mess in this series is the fire episode. He's wonderful in his lack of practical knowledge. In later series, he just keeps getting funnier and more clueless about practical, non-IT matters.
Jen, though not a nerd, is hilarious in other ways (the SHOE episode!), as well as offering an earnest ambition and likability.
Roy is hot-tempered and feisty and will make you chuckle at his frustration at the computer illiteracy of others.Read more ›
Its worth buying a cheap all region player to view such funny shows.
Even if you're not a fan of British comedies, you should check this out. I'd like to get a region free DVD player just so I can own this DVD, but until then I'll settle for what I can find on Youtube.
From the cheesy 8 bit graphics of the opening credits, to the set design (a geek/technofile's dream if you really pay very close attention to the items laying about their basement office), this is easily one of my favorite BritComs (next to SPACED that is). Although it pre-dates "Big Bang Theory" by a year, if you are a fan of "BBT", you simply must check out The IT Crowd. Moreso if you miss how funny "Big Bang" USED to be before they "jumped the shark" or "nuked the fridge" in season four.
The more I go back and watch these episodes (bought all four seasons since Netflix no longer streams the show), the more I even pick up similarities to a little show called "Seinfeld". Now...before you Seinfeld fanatics seek to berate me with your scorn, think about it. Seinfeld was really the first show on TV that truly perfected the method of finding insanity in the mundane. I find this show, on several occasions, manages to put incredibly mundane situations into the realm of absurdity.
In short...I can't recommend this show enough!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun and great show- incredibly relateable to the computer literate! Lame laugh trackPublished 8 days ago by Rachel
One of the great sitcoms. Always surprisingly clever. Watch it already.Published 13 days ago by Luis Fernandez
When I got this, the DVD player on my computer wouldn't work. Tried turning it off and on again. Worked.Published 1 month ago by Mark Chastain
There are many BBC shows I like, but this one is not one of them. Most of the jokes are not delivered very well. The boss is straight up annoying and it gets stale very quickly.Published 1 month ago by Joshua J. Cookson