Monday, April 07, 2008

The IT Crowd - Season 2 (2007)

The IT Crowd - Season 2 (2007)

I'm not sure if I was on something (accidentally, of course) when I reviewed the first season of 'The IT Crowd', or if the first season was just plain better. But I found myself cringing and staring at the floor quite often during this second season. The first episode was actually quite fun, but I just didn't enjoy the rest of it. This show always had a cheap feel to it, like a relic from the 80s reanimated for the 21st Century, but in these six episodes that cheapness stuck out like a sore thumb. Forget what I said about the characters with regard to Season 1, these are a bunch of cheesy cliched caricatures who act dumb in an idiotically contrived way, and their behaviour often doesn't come from character or logical story progression. Worst of all, there's scant little to do with the IT aspect of things (and there wasn't much to begin with in the first season either) - this could be any old generic office comedy. In summary, if you've ever watched the brilliant 'Extras'... this show is like 'When the Whistle Blows', the crappy show within the show that Ricky Gervais's chracater Andy Millman stars in.

I must have been influenced by the fact that 'The IT Crowd' was a show about geeks when watching the first six episodes - I'm convinced they are not remotely as good as I thought they were. Though I also think they were actually better than these six. Not terrible by any means, but not worth setting aside time for either. Season 3? Fuggeddaboutit!


CyberKitten said...

Watched 10 minutes of the 1st episode - never since. I am a *very* harsh critic [laughs]

Antimatter said...

Heh, no it looks like I'm just not harsh enough! :)

CyberKitten said...

The only show I changed my mind about & learned to love in re-runs was 'Firefly'.

The others....

Lost - 3-4 episodes. Dr Who - 3 episodes. 24 - 1 episode.... [laughs]

I can normally tell if I'll like a show before the 2nd Ad break.

I gave Bionic Woman a total of 25 minutes air-time spread over 2 episodes. Never going back.