British Comedy Guide

The IT Crowd 2.0

The IT Crowd. Image shows from L to R: Roy (Chris O'Dowd), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), Moss (Richard Ayoade), Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry). Copyright: TalkbackThames.

The IT Crowd

Sitcom set in a computer support department. The staff are IT geeks Roy and Moss, and their boss Jen, who knows nothing about computers

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Ben Ripley

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 1:23pm
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 102 posts

OK, so I'm a bit behind the times, but I have only today learned that series 2 begins Friday 24th August!

Yeah, I know series one wasn't everybody's cup of tea, but I absolutely loved it and my friends and I often put on the DVD when we need a damn good hearty laugh!

In the words of Jen as she implored to Daniel the security guard re: chocolate on head... "It's not shit!"

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chipolata

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 3:01pm
  • England
  • 29,292 posts

Why did this second series take so long to reach us? It seems ages since the first series went out, and as much as I enjoy it, I can't imagine it took long to write the scripts or hone the performances, especially that woman from the Malteaser adds, who's acting style consists mainly of shouting in a vaguely silly silly voice. And the Irish guy, he shouts a lot too. While the black guy just does this stilted awkward thing so I can never work out whether he's playing a stiff person, or just a lousy actor... I am glad to have it back, though.

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Aaron

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 3:26pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67,706 posts

General delays in getting into the studio, I gather.

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chipolata

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 4:03pm
  • England
  • 29,292 posts

The reason I mention the delay is often when second series take a long time to reach us, they've lost some of the fizz. Or are perceived to have lost some of their fizz, by critics eager to stick the knife in. Famously, the second series of Fawlty Towers took five years to reach us, and the critics (bizarrely) gave it a drubbing. John Cleese was quite put out at the time. Likewise, the second series of I'm Alan Partridge took five years to reach us and similiarly recieved a drubbing. Armando Iannucci was quite put out at the time.

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Aaron

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 5:15pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67,706 posts

Yeah, but the critics are more often than not full of bullshit. If they pan something, it's almost guaranteed to be a public hit.

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Lee

  • Friday 17th August 2007, 6:00pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 36,297 posts

Well I can't wait for it, I think it's great.

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earman2009

  • Saturday 18th August 2007, 2:07am
  • Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • 1,244 posts

I'm looking forward to it too. I think part of the delay was because Graham started writing the second series with his old writing partner Arthur Mathews, but for some reason it didn't work out, so he had to go back and write it by himself. At least that's what I read somewhere (Christ knows where that was though). Either way, at least it's coming back now. :)

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Aaron

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 2:55am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67,706 posts

So far, I'm not sure if it's bad or good.

I'm pretty sure that that's the New Wimbledon Theatre though.

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Avril

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 3:04am
  • Birmingham, England
  • 44 posts

I agree with you Aaron...I'm just hoping it grows on me like the last series did :)

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hotzappa11

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 3:15am
  • Northampton, England
  • 2,445 posts

I LOL nearly the whole way through it. The fast half was often slow but the second half gradually became better. Jen's reaction when she saw Moss behind the bar was pitch perfect timing. Also when Roy is getting lifted into the van.

The preview of next weeks good and i liked the joke they showed.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 3:17am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 67,706 posts

Well, hmm, yes. Didn't start off too well, and Noel Fielding is embarassing, but I thought that it was mostly pretty good at the end. Enough laugh-out-loud moments to keep me entertained (and it's rare something actually makes me literally laugh out loud these days). Still hampered by a poor start though.

Yeah, ditto pretty much EXACTLY what hz said.

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Lee

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 4:03am
  • United Kingdom
  • 36,297 posts

Yeah I'll echo HZ. (echo, echo, echo)

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Stylo

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 4:12am
  • Norfolk, England
  • 276 posts

I loved it. Roll on next Friday :D

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Lee

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 4:17am
  • United Kingdom
  • 36,297 posts

The characters are likable and it's silly enough to be fun. Plus it has loads of great cameos in it.

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zooo

  • Saturday 25th August 2007, 5:13am [Edited]
  • England
  • 68,983 posts

It was ace! Moss is even better this series.

And I was in that theatre a few weeks ago!
What japes.

And Ash Atalla at the end! :O Excellent.

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