Sunday, August 14, 2022

TV Series Review: The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd takes place in the London offices of Reynholm Industries, a fictional British company. It concentrates on the antics of 3 employees of the IT support team, who live in a dreary, messy basement, in stark comparison to the rest of the company’s gleaming present-day architecture and spectacular London views.

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The IT department of a typical firm is the centre of this British sitcom, which plays heavily on clichés. The executive hotshots are philandering sexual deviants, and the IT staff are reclusive nerds, so the comedy derives from watching these two incompatible species establish a connection. It’s probably not suited for kids and preteens, and it may deliver older teens a false perspective of the business world due to some drinking and profanity, as well as numerous sexual references.

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Jen Barber (Katherine Parkinson) gets hired as the head of a major corporation’s IT department when she doesn’t even know anything about IT, to be specific, she over glorifies her basic knowledge of computers and keyboards.  Roy (Chris O’Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade), two of her employees, are socially inept. They are the ultimate duo. Utterly hilarious. It’s very relatable to anyone who’s ever worked in a huge company and had to deal with IT. The Red Door, Italian for Beginners, Are We Not Men, Aunt Irma, and Friendface are just a few of the unforgettable and legendary comedies.

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Anything’s possible in this sitcom, whether it’s utilizing electric trousers to scold an extremely sexual CEO, mistreating customers due to the absence of people skills, or even locking an employee in a secret room in the basement because he looks unusual from everyone else and professes that Cradle of Filth is basically his life credo. The absurdity continuously makes your jaw drop and crack up, it is awesome.

Syifa Ramadhani
An undergrad student who takes joy in writing.

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