The IT Crowd (UK) : Season 1

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Universal acclaim- based on 139 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. That the funniest straight-ahead sitcom of the American fall television season is a 2-year-old British import airing on a basic-cable network is because of a few things: a dearth of new American sitcoms, the availability of road-tested foreign product, and the ongoing expansion of the vast tracts of basic cable into the kind of programming that has traditionally defined broadcast television.
  2. 80
    It’s old-school silly, filmed--defiantly, in these laugh-track-less days--in front of a studio audience, rich with sublimely broad performances, appreciative of the well-timed one-liner and the pratfall, in love with jokes of camera placement and confident in the healing power of a running gag.
  3. There is a universality to "IT" that makes at least some of it instantly relatable. Ayoade, O'Dowd and Parkinson are terrific as employees who want only to keep their jobs but not let them interfere with their personal lives.
  4. This funny U.K. import's premiere introduces snobbish techie Moss (Richard Ayoade), his luckless-in-love buddy Roy (Chris O'Dowd), and their pretty but computer-illiterate new boss Jen (Katherine Parkinson).
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    So far, so good, but while writer-director Graham Linehan (working with "The Office" producer Ash Atalla) has created a vivid trio of oddball characters, his ingenuity doesn't extend to finding consistently amusing situations in which to put them.
  6. The IT Crowd packages feeble stereotypes and then hits the send button.
  7. This story of two computer I.T. guys and their computer illiterate boss is overly obvious and plays on stereotypes in an over-the-top way that may have been au courant in the '80s but feels woefully dated today.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    10
    I don't get the bad reviews, this is a great TV show that I enjoy all the time, the scenes are really funny and well thought out. I recommendI don't get the bad reviews, this is a great TV show that I enjoy all the time, the scenes are really funny and well thought out. I recommend anyone to watch this Expand
  2. MichelleP
    Aug 1, 2009
    10
    I have to agree, I wasn't quite impressed with the first episode. But It truly has developed into one of the funniest shows I've I have to agree, I wasn't quite impressed with the first episode. But It truly has developed into one of the funniest shows I've seen to date. This American gives the I.T. Crowd a huge thumbs up! Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2014
    10
    This is awesome and very funny.Acting is quite well and jokes are fresh.Love the way talk in british accent and can't stop laughing.First fewThis is awesome and very funny.Acting is quite well and jokes are fresh.Love the way talk in british accent and can't stop laughing.First few episodes bit boring but it goes away in later episodes. Expand
  4. JoshB
    Jun 6, 2009
    9
    Anyone who gave this show a negative review must be basing their opinion on a single episode. This show got much better halfway through the Anyone who gave this show a negative review must be basing their opinion on a single episode. This show got much better halfway through the first season and the first episode of season two was one of the funniest half hours of comedy I've ever seen. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2014
    9
    I'm sure most people on this site can relate to the characters in this show. Misunderstood due to the fact they know a lot about computers,I'm sure most people on this site can relate to the characters in this show. Misunderstood due to the fact they know a lot about computers, and surrounded by those that don't. Moss is a hilarious character, and my favourite character in every tv series ever. Expand
  6. hoodayp
    Sep 6, 2009
    8
    Good stuff, fawlty towers still my favorite british sitcom but this is super funny.
  7. JoeJames
    Nov 24, 2008
    0
    Low brow comedy at its lowest, utter garbage.

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