The IT Crowd – Geek sitcom that you should watch
If you’ve never seen it, you should try watching The IT Crowd. It’s a British sitcom about nerds that is really funny. The series is set in the offices of Reynholm Industries, a fictional British corporation in central London. It focuses on the shenanigans of the three-person IT support team located in a dingy, untidy and unkempt basement. Two of the IT guys are stereotypical nerds, while their boss Jen is a corporate climber who has no clue about technology.
I was first exposed to this series at Dragon*Con during the Nuts on the Road: Gonzo Sound & Vision film fest (presented by NeedCoffee.com and Quickstop Entertainment). At the time I had no idea where it came from or the premise, but I laughed my butt off. Make no mistake, this is not high-brow intellectual comedy. It’s definitely a formula sitcom (laugh track, bad sets, corny jokes, etc), but it’s really enjoyable (especially for people like ourselves).
There was only 18 episodes made across three seasons. It doesn’t seem likely they’ll make any more, but you can find the older episodes online or through Netflix. Below you’ll find the entire first episode (running time 23 minutes 28 seconds).
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