Thursday, April 09, 2009

The IT Crowd Season One

Have you tried turning it on and off again?

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.

Being a fan of the nerdy humor I was instantly attracted to this, doesn't hurt that it has one of the same producers as The Office as well. Instantly it reminded me of another of my favorite nerdy shows, The Big Bang Theory. Two nerds and a girl, yup, same concept. And just as in the case of The Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd is hilarious. At least several times I just burst out laughing!

So the characters, we have Roy who's sort of a slacker who gets easily annoyed and always answers the phone asking, "Did you try it on and off again?" And then, my favorite the sort of socially clueless Moss (so cute!) who wears too-short pants. And finally, the new boss, Jen, who because of talking herself up on her resume ends up down in IT knowing next to nothing about computers. There are also some other hilarious minor characters including a crazy boss and a goth that works in the same office but you barely ever see! It's just a great set up.

This 1st Season is very short, only 6, 30 minute episodes. And it also ends in a "To Be Continued..." If this sounds even remotely interesting I suggest checking it out, you can watch the one disc season in under 2 and a half hours!

4/5 Stars
Watched via Netflix

The IT Crowd has some super awesome opening credits, check it out below!


  1. I've never heard of this one before. I love The Big Bang Theory though! I'll have to check this one out. :)

  2. Very creative credits. Reminded me of Office Space with all the hardware destruction.

  3. I love nerd-humor!
    Also I saw someone mention the big bang theory which is made of win ^_^

  4. Anonymous4:18 AM

    As I am working in IT and have also worked on support I think i would like this series. I guess I'll have to rent the first season. Thanks for highlighting this Alea.

  5. Oh, I just noticed the credits! They're great ^_^

  6. I love this show. It cracks me up.
    My favorite episode is the one where they all end up going on Jen's date. hilarious I think the episode is called the outing.

  7. I love this show :)

  8. Amee- Yeah it was definitely hilarious!

    Lenore- Totally! I cannot get enough of the credits!

    Jen- Nerd-humor is the best! Yes, The Big Bang Theory is just too funny!

    violetcrush- You definitely might enjoy it! Sure thing, let me know how you like it!

    Jen- Love them, I think I'll watch them again right now!

    BellaVida- I cannot wait until more of the seasons are released here!

    LisaMay- Yay!


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