Sunday, August 26, 2007

IT Crowd hits the spot?

UK IT Crowd - series 2 - image from Channel 4

On Friday night, the IT Crowd came out of their closet (in more ways than one) and brought humour and mirth to Channel 4.

Looks like while the first series introduced us to the not-a-million-miles-away-from-reality support team in their basement fluorescent-lit lair, the second series will move on to explore the havoc they can wreak on the outside world. (Must have got a bigger budget to allow them to film outside their studio sets!)

US IT Crowd

Incidentally, the series has transferred to the US, where it is being piloted and recast.

Only one of the original characters—Moss, played by Richard Ayoade—has been kept.

So did you enjoy it? Were the jokes about disability and homosexuality funny, or did you prefer when the characters (and their victims) were kept in their cage?


Stephen Barnes said...

I thought this was a re-run, so didn't bother taping it, err, sorry, Sky Plusing it.

Have you tried turning it off then on again?

Alan in Belfast (Alan Meban) said...

Yup ... they've been rerunning the first series, and started the new series on Friday nights. I'm sure it's on C4's VoD ...

ruthEbabes said...

I was cooking dinner at the time and had to keep running from the kitchen into the living room to watch. However what I did catch was hilarious and from what I heard of Rob's laughter it was funny in the bits i missed. I loved the first series so was looking forward to this one. Can't wait to see what else they'll get up to.

With reference the jokes of homosexuality and disability, some i did feel were funny, but there were a few where i felt quite awkward and like it was a step too far into being cruel. IMHO.

Alan in Belfast (Alan Meban) said...

Like what you've done with the conversion from ruthiebabes to ruth E(lkin) babes ... and we're looking forward to trying out your recipes!

ruthEbabes said...

i'm not so sure I'm looking forward to trying my recipes lol