The IT Crowd

October 28, 2009

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For my first entry, I’m just going to get right into it. Thanks to my nerdy companion, one night he put on THE IT CROWD while we were making dinner one evening. At first I was a little put out, but seeing as though I’m usually negative this was not anything new.

CROWD takes place in the offices of Renyholm Industries in London. It’s this really posh company that keeps their IT department in the dark, murky basement. The first episode is when Jen (Katherine Parkinson) is hired as IT manager even though she knows absolutely nothing about computers. The manager at the time is completely insane and thinks that just because she names certain things having to do with a computer, she’s an expert. When she gets down to the basement she meets the two IT guys: Roy (Chris O’Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade). Roy is your fairly average, laid back nerd. Moss on the other hand is the uber geek who at some points is very intelligent, but at times very oblivious.

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The show really hits the nail on the head when it comes to what it’s like to really be in the world of computer techs. I’ve always been pretty nerdy when it comes to computers, but when I actually got a job in the field, it was a completely different story. The jargon and characters put the realism into a world that is otherwise an odd situation comedy. What’s cool about it is that you don’t have to be a techie, geek, or computer nerd to get into the show. It can still get the laughs without the viewer needing to know a lot. Besides the main cast, my favorite characters have to be Renyholm (Chris Morris) and his son Douglass (Matt Berry). There’s another great secret character as well, but I can’t tell you about him if you haven’t seen the series.

If you have seen THE MIGHTY BOOSH on Cartoon Network, you may already be familiar with some of these actors such as Berry and Ayoade. So far there have only been 3 seasons of the show. I’ve read that a 4th is coming next year, as well as a Christmas special at the end of this year. Please check out the show, and if you like it, we can protest for them to continue doing seasons.

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9 Responses to “The IT Crowd”

  1. Klash70 said

    Love the IT Crowd, I can thank a great friend for turning me to the show. Was rather upset how the final episode ended and hope they do something to make up for it.

    You may think thats a picture of my family, uh uh it’s the A-Team.

    • It was rather lame for them to end it like that, then say nothing about it. I’m really hoping that they do start up a 4 season. The Christmas special will be great as well.

      I’m not seeing a picture of the A-Team, but if you considered them family, I wouldn’t hold it against you.

  2. plkrtn said

    The creator, Graham Linehan, is on Twitter
    http://www.twitter.com/glinner

    • Thanks man! No wonder I was reminded of FATHER TED while watching IT CROWD. Linehan created TED. He’s also here on WordPress as well.

      • plkrtn said

        He also co-wrote some of Black Books, the IT Crowd and Big Train, all shows I highly recommend.

        There is definitely a fourth season coming of The IT Crowd. Don’t panic. Chris O’Dowd has been a bit busy filming Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black recently, thats all! Look : http://bit.ly/3HiEOu

        Oh and more trivia for you. Richard Adeoye (Mos) also directs music videos for people like Arctic Monkeys.

      • I haven’t seen Black Books or Big Train.

        I knew O’Dowd was filming Travels, but it seemed like it had been awhile since series 3.

        Mos directs videos?! I love Arctic Monkeys.

      • plkrtn said

        You need to see Black Books and Big Train. You need to! I implore you to! 😀

        Yeah, he directed the videos for Cornerstone, Crying Lightning and Fluorescent Adolescent. He’s done them for the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Last Shadow Puppets, Vampire Weekend and Kasabian too.

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