Jon Brown's lovable techcom is revealing unexpected reservoirs of tenderness and wisdom every week. Tonight, velociraptor boss Casey is looking to make cutbacks - and even the boys have to justify their positions (Ewan: "I'm like a giant dependable mound of back flesh"). Elsewhere, Josh's gift to his parents of a cultural world tour has had adverse consequences when, on return, mum Linda (Morwenna Banks) announces she's found herself - and wants out of her marriage.Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 22nd May 2017
A question: what would you do if you had a windfall of £14million? If you're young, and in a new show called Loaded (Channel 4, Monday), you would buy a riverboat full of sandals. Not even the Messiah would have a use for all of those. But if you have £14million in your pocket you'd probably walk on water, too.
A great cast, including Jim Howick, show how miserable you can be with a huge fortune. How reassuring. Funny, a tad surreal, and with lots of internet terms that will both boggle you and make you laugh. A hit.David Stephenson, The Daily Express, 14th May 2017
Loaded was a hoot. The premise of four flatsharing computer whizzes is hardly new, but we are spared comparisons with Silicon Valley or the (increasing) schmaltz of The Big Bang Theory by its being very rude, very British, and relying less on lovable underdogs than the ribald arrogance that comes with essentially unearned computer-app millions. It's written and produced by Fresh Meat's Jon Brown, Jim Howick excels as the (only) grounded worrier Josh, and, crucially, it's both near-credible and high good fun.Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 14th May 2017
Undercutting the japes (and this is one of those sitcoms that does, actually, make you laugh) is the sober point that three hundred million quid for a game called Cat Factory is an absurdity, and the whole world knows it, including the lads.Matt Baylis, The Daily Express, 9th May 2017
Loaded is promising and it could yet warm up to be another Fresh Meat. I'm not sure, though, that the characters are as lovable, or as well-observed. At least half of us can hark back to our student days. Who can say they were a tech millionaire by 35?Daisy Wyatt, i Newspaper, 9th May 2017
It needs the confidence to calm down.Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 8th May 2017
When sitcom characters suddenly become wealthy, it's rarely good news for the viewer. Think Roseanne or Only Fools And Horses. But Channel 4's Loaded could well break that jinx, depicting four newly-minted tech millionaires who quickly realise that riches are the start of their problems, not the end.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 8th May 2017