The IT Crowd (2006)


Season 1
The IT Crowd

Critics Consensus

The frothy chemistry between The IT Crowd's triumvirate of misanthropes makes for a brainy riot, even if this sitcom feels constrained by its wearisome laugh track and occasional myopia.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 89

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 3, 2006

Jen gets a job at Reynholm Industries and the boss decides to place her in the I.T. department in the basement.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2006

Denholm declares war on stress and threatens to fire anyone who is under stress by the end of the day; to help the company win the war, Denholm hires a stress expert.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2006

Roy learns that he had something stuck on his forehead during a date; Jen has a crush on a security guard; Moss and Roy create an online-dating profile.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2006

Everyone wonders what is behind the mysterious red door in the I.T. department; Richmond Avenal falls from grace.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2006

Jen goes on a date with Bill Crouse, who she finds really offensive; due to a lie that Moss tells, everyone at Reynholm Industries thinks that Jen is dead.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2006

Jen's menstrual cycle has unexpected consequences for the office and causes her colleagues to suffer sympathetic effects.

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Critic Reviews for The IT Crowd: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The IT Crowd: Season 1

  • Sep 12, 2022
    One of the most sarcastic show you'll see. You can relate with the characters and also laugh if their silliness. It's clear that producers try to take every normal human beings encounter in our life to the extreme side of sarcasm which is beautiful and funny.
  • Sep 03, 2022
    This is a really funny sitcom!
  • Jul 28, 2022
    Since the show is British, most normies would do some kind of Monty Python comparison, as this show is full of absurdist and wacky gags, performed by individuals giving it just a bit too much (well, too much if it weren't so absurd to begin with) - However, I'm going to go against the norm and say that this show almost felt like a weird cross between Coupling and Red Dwarf. This is mainly because like those two shows, The IT Crowd is almost entirely character-focused, yet despite this, the plot of each episode is considerably more complicated than they need to be, and like Coupling, there will sometimes be universe-breaking narrative moments. Luckily, the characters themselves are uniformly very good, if a overly consistent; like, Richard Ayoade is so excellent but also such a caricature that I genuinely cannot tell if he's a brilliant actor, or if he just happens to do this one type of character flawlessly. The others, played by Chris O'Dowd and Katherine Parkinson, round it out as the slob and the semi-hyper quasi-nutter, respectively. Smartly, one thing this show does is have each character command their own subplot with each episode, and which one becomes a primary one, versus which one is just in the background, is almost impossible to guess (well, except for Moss' lie in Episode 5, which seriously spiraled things out of control). The dialogue is sharp, and it's amazing how the characters are able to continuously mine the IT Consultant/Worker cliches and stereotypes without it getting tiresome -- I think this might be because the characters are both hyper-intelligent and absolute morons at the same time (we all know people like that....heck maybe we are those people). If you do work in a computer-driven office, in one of those companies where people are allowed to at least somewhat express their personality amongst each other, then you really should check out The IT Crowd. It's fast, it's funny, and it doesn't last too long.
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Great. Absolutely well done
  • Mar 05, 2022
    The IT Crowd's only shortcoming is that it ended too soon. Top three comedy series of all time.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    I had an Icelandic friend tell me about this show - and it's absolutely brilliant.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Canned laughter, tired stereotypes. Gee, what's not to like?
  • May 08, 2020
    I loved it. It's a masterpiece that is definitely worth watching. Truly a gem among British gems.
  • Apr 07, 2020
    (all seasons) "The IT Crowd" follows the sitcom tropes rather faithfully and now and then is dragged down by uninspired premises but on the whole it offers some big laughs. The special is probably the highlight of the show, as the bigger duration allows for a more ambitious plot, nevertheless classic moments can be found in the other episodes as well, not least thanks to show-stealer Chris O'Dowd and extremely solid performances by Richard Ayoade and Matt Berry.
  • Feb 16, 2020
    Full of jokes, loved it

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