The IT Crowd - In The Press
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The Americans want to reboot the series for a remake (again). Oh dear. Here are seven reasons why we calculate this plan is doomed to fail...
Written by Chris Hallam. Metro, 21st October 2014
Apple has remade its latest two commercials for the UK, eradicating Americans Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, and replacing them with IT Crowd comedy legends Richard Ayoade and Chris O'Dowd.
Written by Craig Grannell. Stuff, 14th October 2014
Joel McHale, the star of Community and The Soup explains how his cancelled version of The IT Crowd could have heralded an age of intergalactic peace.
Written by Jonathan Holmes. The Radio Times, 22nd July 2014
The IT Crowd may be over, but is there any hope of turning it off and on again on the big screen? Star Katherine Parkinson certainly thinks so, although hopes its return will be slightly different...
Written by Stephen Kelly. The Radio Times, 18th May 2014
Of course, every night is IT Crowd night somewhere on the Channel 4 network. Like Father Ted, it's become one of those endlessly repeated classics that feels dangerous to even dip into for fear of finding yourself still transfixed a couple of hours later.
On a yet-to-be-confirmed date, the broadcaster will air this year's IT Crowd special: "The Internet is Coming", behind-the-scenes documentary The IT Crowd Manual, the fan's favourite episode and Graham Linehan's favourite episode.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 3rd December 2013
The final episode of IT Crowd finally graced our screens recently, and it was a fitting finale to one of my favourite comedy series. Here are a selection of the best moments:
Written by Lindsay Harrod. Laugh Out London, 7th October 2013
I had enough fun with The IT Crowd special to say it wasn't a wasted opportunity, and a part of me wishes a full six-part series could have been filmed (O'Dowd would rather make the considerably duller Family Tree?).
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 28th September 2013
The IT Crowd leaves us with a superb final outing.
Written by Pete Dillion-Trenchard. Den of Geek, 28th September 2013
As to whether we may see Moss, Roy and Jen again in the future? Well it doesn't look likely any time soon. But if nothing else the finale reminded us what glorious characters we stand to lose in the event of the show being retired for good - and besides the ending would certainly leave it open to consideration. So how about it then Graham Linehan?
Written by Caroline Westbrook. Metro, 28th September 2013
Fans of Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd were left heartbroken as the show wrapped up for good with one final episode.
Metro, 28th September 2013
The last-ever episode of Channel 4's successful sitcom was a brilliant blend of humour and poignancy, says Michael Hogan.
Written by Michael Hogan. The Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2013
Farewell TV's most gorgeous geeks - The IT Crowd ends on a high.
Written by Sam Wollaston. The Guardian, 28th September 2013
Choosing just five moments of Moss gold from The IT Crowd is a thankless and near impossible task.
Written by Kate Goodacre. Digital Spy, 27th September 2013
When it was confirmed that The IT Crowd would bow out with a special episode instead of a full series, I felt a bit cheated - and I suspect I wasn't the only one. But on the strength of tonight's one-off grand finale, I'm pleased to report that I was wrong.
Written by Kate Goodacre. Digital Spy, 27th September 2013
From the elders of the internet to THAT Amsterdam story, via a disabled toilet and a courtroom appearance - here are ten giggle-worthy moments that made us love Roy, Jen and Moss.
Written by Ellie Walker-Arnott. The Radio Times, 27th September 2013
The Channel 4 sitcom bows out with a one-off special. And it's a triumphant masterclass in how to go out on a high.
Written by Mark Lawson. The Guardian, 27th September 2013
The synthy title music buzzes us in for a last, joyous visit to the basement of Reynholm Industries. Since the last series in 2010, Chris O'Dowd has gone A-list in Hollywood and Richard Ayoade's film-directing debut (Submarine) won him a Bafta nomination. But for some of us they'll always be Roy and Moss, socially inept IT engineers saddled with a vague, desperate manager (Katherine Parkinson) whose talent for making things spiral into wrongness rivals their own.
Those familiar with Graham Linehan's hyperactive Twitter presence will be unsurprised by some of the subjects tackled in this the hour-long finale of his geeky, live audience sitcom: embarrassing viral videos, anonymous hacktivists, the NSA. It's a testament to his fine plotting skills and mastery of tone that such dark fare is seamlessly woven into the shows usual cartoonish set pieces and Seinfeldian verbal tics ('small-person racist', 'emotionally artistic').
Ever considered the erotic potential of a barista's frothy coffee machine? Since the hopelessly inept IT department first flickered into life in this peerless comedy, the world has moved on. Back in 2006, the careers of Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson were just booting up. And the all-pervading influence of the internet was still cranking up. But now, as the trio log in for this last-ever one-off special - featuring a spooky guest turn from Noel Fielding - the faces of Roy, Moss and Jen are famous, and there's a glint of the Black Mirror about the tangles they get into as viral videos, micro-bloggers and hactivists up the levels of paranoia.
I have mixed feelings about The IT Crowd finale.
Written by Patricia Turk. Metro, 26th September 2013
The IT Crowd is that rare thing in comedy these days. Clever yet mainstream. Totally uncynical. Smart yet stupid. Cool yet accessible. Broad yet with a forensic eye for detail.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 24th September 2013
The IT Crowd returns for a one-off special which will most likely be its last ever (since Richard Ayoade is now a director and Chris O'Dowd is Hollywood's most unlikely heartthrob). Despite repeated attempts, I've never managed to find it even the slightest bit amusing - its strained "aren't geeks weird!" jokes and broad performances, accompanied by gales of studio audience laughter, just aren't for me. But for those who have enjoyed the previous four series, the special offers more of the same, wisely keeping to the same basic premise (and basement) rather than sending them all on holiday or something.
Graham Linehan delivers a perfect ending to the warmly-received sitcom.
Written by Brian Donaldson. The List, 18th September 2013
The IT Crowd special has a blisteringly funny script and feels as if it's never been away...
Written by Pete Dillon-Trenchard. Den of Geek, 16th September 2013