The I.T. crowd

Dondrei

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The I.T. crowd

Has anyone else been watching this show? I flicked on to it at random and good thing I did, it's brilliant. Not surprising I guess since I just wiki'ed it and it's apparently written by the guy who did Father Ted and Black Books (Graham Lineman). In retrospect the fact it has a crazy Irishman in it is a dead giveaway...

It also has that guy from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace in it, that show was also brilliant.

Hey wow, I just flicked through wikipedia some more and Graham Lineman also wrote the first season of Big Train, that's another British show I loved.
 

jackthelad

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Ah the IT crowd! You're in for a treat. Wait till you get to the episode with the goth in the closet. Fantastic! Now you know why I posted this a while back.
 

myleftfoot

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It's a terrible show. Throwback to cheap early 90s comedies. Just go rent some cheap early 90s comedies, they're funnier.
 

Veilside

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The first few episodes were pretty hilarious, haven't seen it on TV recently though, presumably because i don't watch much TV.
 

Dondrei

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Ash Housewares said:
never heard of it, the guy who did Father Ted?

interesting
Do you get many British TV comedies in America?

There's a fair few clips on Youtube. I think this is the first five minutes of the first episode.

myleftfoot said:
It's a terrible show. Throwback to cheap early 90s comedies. Just go rent some cheap early 90s comedies, they're funnier.
BEGONE!
 

myleftfoot

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dondrei said:
Do you get many British TV comedies in America?

There's a fair few clips on Youtube. I think this is the first five minutes of the first episode.



BEGONE!

You claim to watch TV, what do you know?:azn:
 

PFS

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dondrei said:
Okay, name a TV comedy you like and I'll judge your taste.
Fox News.
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But seriously - The I.T. Crowd Rocks.

I thought it was done by the same people who did Red Dwarf... the filming style is very similar
 

S Z

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The I.T. crowd was good in parts, pretty crappy in parts, and generally unrefined as comedies go. Not quite as nutty as The Mighty Boosh, nor as well scripted as the middle seasons of Red Dwarf, but creditable nonetheless in a time where English Sitcom is dominated by the spectre of The Office (bloody awful show).
 

PFS

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myleftfoot said:
The opinion of the very small minority. That show was pure car crash TV!!
The American version was much much better.
It was awesome.

For real car crash TV watch Princess Nikki.
 

jackthelad

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myleftfoot said:
Father Ted
Only fools & horses
Brass eye

3 big ones right there :tongue:

The first one I'll give you (I love my Brick!), selected scenes of the second maybe, the third was a poor relation to the Day Today tho imo. I can see why it was so popular, but didn't do it for me.

The Office was funny in parts, but didn't see why it was so popular. Extras is better I think.
 

S Z

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myleftfoot said:
The opinion of the very small minority. That show was pure car crash TV!!
Precisely. I kept waiting for the humour to start, and instead cringed my way through the first couple of episodes before dropping it. Hell, even the recent satirical show Time Trumpet was more amusing and one of their chief topics was a (future) program called 'Celebrity Rape an Ape'.
 

Dondrei

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jackthelad said:
The Office was funny in parts, but didn't see why it was so popular. Extras is better I think.
Why are there so many insane people in my thread?

myleftfoot said:
Father Ted
Only fools & horses
Brass eye

3 big ones right there :tongue:
Well, fine. Your lack of taste is confined to this one show.

I don't think they ever showed Brass Eye here.

PFS said:
But seriously - The I.T. Crowd Rocks.

I thought it was done by the same people who did Red Dwarf... the filming style is very similar
No, the filming style in question is "this is the BBC so we only have this one camera that's from 1953 and the dolly doesn't work so you'll have to prop it up on a pile of phone books".

S Z said:
The I.T. crowd was good in parts, pretty crappy in parts, and generally unrefined as comedies go.
I've only seen two episodes, so far they've been consistently funny.

S Z said:
Not quite as nutty as The Mighty Boosh,
Now that's a patchy show. 20% genius, 80% god-awful filler. They're great in standup though.

S Z said:
nor as well scripted as the middle seasons of Red Dwarf,
They were great. But it's a good thing you specified the middle seasons, the writing varied a lot. The early ones were a bit rudimentary (still some good ones though), and the last season was really quite bad.

S Z said:
but creditable nonetheless in a time where English Sitcom is dominated by the spectre of The Office (bloody awful show).
You've just been blacklisted.

PFS said:
The American version was much much better.
It was awesome.
You're mental. I bet you like It's A Man's World better than Men Behaving Badly too... *shudder*




The American Office started off badly, but now they've deviated from the original and have started doing their own thing that's good in a different way, thanks largely to a few excellent actors, but still...
 

S Z

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dondrei said:
They were great. But it's a good thing you specified the middle seasons, the writing varied a lot. The early ones were a bit rudimentary (still some good ones though), and the last season was really quite bad.
Too true. The noteworthy point of the early ones is that you could tell that the show could have been something special, purely from the mix of characters and the way they pushed char. dev. so early on. When they brought back Kochanski the show really went drastically down hill, though sthere were still some magic moments ('Stoke Me A Clipper' being the most obvious).


You've just been blacklisted.
Please be serious.
 

Dondrei

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I read that the reason they brought back Kochanski and put them back on Red Dwarf (resetting the whole series, it was so weird) was because they thought they were going to get to make a film, but that eventually fell through. Kochanski was put in because you ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT market a movie without an attractive young female love interest tacked on.

Not that I disliked her that much, she was alright. It was the plotting that was to blame.
 
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