The IT Crowd - Series 1-4 Special Edition Box Set [DVD]
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This Special, limited edition set features all series’ of the hit comedy, plus everything you need to make your own IT Crowd fantasy game.
Here are all 4 series worth of hilarity from the highly acclaimed comedy by Writer/Director Graham Linehan and Ash Atalla, the Producer of The Office. The short story is that in the dark and shabby basement, the company's IT Support Team - bitter slacker Roy (Chris O'Dowd), socially inept Moss (Richard Ayoade), and their new boss, computer illiterate Jen (Katherine Parkinson) - rule their own domain of professional irresponsibility, mega-nerd ecstasy, and random acts of personal insanity.
• 4 X It Crowd DVDs (Series 1-4)
• 1 X Double-sided fantasy/reality game board
• 6 X Double-sided fantasy/reality character cards
• 24 X pop out player counters (4 per character)
• 1 X Pop out self-assemble 20 sided dice
• 1 X ruless/suggestions for gameplay
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As the story begins, Jen (Katherine Parkinson) is hired by the deranged CEO Dernholm, whom she has told that she knows plenty about computers. Unfortunately, he doesn't plan to have her working on the levels that are full of "lots of sexy people, not doing much work, and having affairs." So he sends her down to the I.T. department, a filthy basement occupied only with "standard nerds" -- an embittered slob named Roy (Chris O'Dowd) and socially oblivious Moss (Richard Ayoade).
Despite the fact that they keep the company from imploding, nobody appreciates them ("Have you tried turning it off and on again?"). Initially the guys loathe Jen and vice versa, but gradually they start to appreciate one another. And as the series goes on, the trio of awkward weirdos has to deal with countless strange occurrences, problems, disasters and the occasional criminal undertaking.
"The IT Crowd: Series 1-4" has a few bumps in the road ("The Haunting of Bill Crouse" way overextends some of its jokes) but is overall a pretty solid sitcom -- think a more farcical version of "The Office" with a dash of "The Mighty Boosh." It even has Noel Fielding as the supremely freaky goth that lives down in the basement like a vampire (mostly in the first two seasons).Read more ›
I can remember that the first series got a rather tentative write up when it was first aired, and in an interview on the 3rd DVD even Linehan admits that the 1st series didn't quite hit the mark. I can't see it myself - the 1st series is as funny (or better) as its successors and benefits from a fair degree of freshness - it's hard to find any reason to criticise it. Perhaps the rather conventional sitcom settings that Linehan produces in his comedy might seem rather unadventurous to the more demanding audience members, but the writing is what makes this so special. Linehan also seems to have a knack of bringing high quality performers into his productions and O'Dowd, Ayoade and Parkinson work wonderfully together. They are well supported by a number of other actors, including Noel Fielding who plays the gloomy goth Richmond and Chris Morris and Matt Berry who play the trio's successive (and appalingly overbearing) bosses. If I'm honest, S4 seems to tail off a littel and it isn't quite as funny as its predecessors but it's still pretty good and it's well worth having the full set, if you haven't already got the earlier series (where have you been?).
There are a few extras, including outtakes, deleted scenes, set tours and the like and the Ken Korda (Adam Buxton) documentary on the first disc had me aching with laughter. Perhaps the best thing about these DVDs is the menu system which are based on popular computer games. I won't spoil it for you but it's well worth taking the time to watch the menus which have a life of their own.Read more ›
Each DVD also comes with extensive and entertaining special features. Graham Linehan's audio commentary and writing tips are particularly worth listening to.
The addition of the mock "Dungeons and Dragons" to the box set is really just the icing on an incredibly rich cake.
Of course the main reason to buy this is to get the shows, and you will not be disappointed. Each season has it's highlights and season 4 is no exception. While there may not be many episodes per season, especially compared to American shows, each episode is finely crafted for a maximum of laughs.
Fantastic to have all the series's in one box set, bought for hubby but by absolute chance (honest guv) I love this sitcom too. Hours of fun, including my all time favourite episode that the Internet is in 'this box'!!!
Noel Fielding is a comic genius and makes star appearances periodically. All the guys in this are excellent, hats off to everyone involved in the production.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing TV show. I have seen this show since it started but I bought this boxset for my boyfriend to watch (he is not British and had not watched it before). Read morePublished 13 days ago by Fae
If you work in IT, or know someone that does, then this is an ideal gift! Well written, real-life issues (honestly, ask any IT professional!), and thoroughly enjoyable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. A. Burt
Why one four seasons??? This show is pure genius, nothing the less..Published 2 months ago by PoulG