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The IT Crowd - Series 1 [DVD] [2006]
The IT Crowd - Series 1 [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Richard Ayoade
Price: £6.72

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5.0 out of 5 stars Humor for everyone but a must-have for nerds., 21 Aug 2008
The IT Crowd is a fresh take on sitcom. Most of it takes place in the basement of a large company where the IT department resides, consisting of the two uber nerds Moss and Roy and their boss Jen. I find the humor to be very broad and have something for everyone. There's Moss' and Roy's awkwardness with other people and women in particular, there' Jen having "a visit from Aunt Irma", lots of jokes on working in an office at a large company. And the list goes on. It seems that a lot of people can appreciate this show. But computer nerds should appreciate it in particular because it contains lots of small references and nods to rather nerdy computer stuff.

Ok, that's enough about the actual show. If you, like me, grew up with computer games in the 80's and early 90's this DVD is worth it's money for the effort they put in to the DVD menus alone. I won't spoil all the fun but all the different menus shows adaptions of old games for 8 bit computers. In these adaptions the protagonist has been replaced with some character from the show and the things that happen contain reference to what happens in the various episode. It's absolutely brilliantly made and a fantastic tribute to the old games for 8 bit computers.

There's another thing with this DVD that only nerds will appreciate. It turns out the are two tracks of subtitles, English and 1337. If you didn't understand the last word of the last sentence then this feature is probably not for you. But if you recognize it I can tell you that it is totally hilarious. Not only have they changed the letters of the subtitles but they changed the jargon completely and sometimes even the meaning. The 1337 subtitles are just packed with references to various old games and nerd movies. I'm absolutely flabbergasted by how much time they must have spent on this.

So, if you like humor you will like this show. If you're a nerd this DVD is an absolute must-have.

The only problem with this DVD? There are only six episodes in this season. I wish they would have made more.

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