Along the way, our hapless trio of Moss (Richard Ayoade, whose new film ‘The Double’ features original Reynholm Industries head honcho Chris Morris, fact fans), Roy (Chris O’Dowd, fresh from BBC2’s Family Tree) and Jen (Katherine Parkinson, thankfully less shrill than in previous series) do battle with tiny baristas, pepper spray, women’s slacks and, er, a van with breasts. Naturally there are plenty of laughs to be had, especially from Matt Berry, on gloriously silly form as lunatic boss Douglas Reynholm.
But it drags in places and the same old problem remains: the main characters elicit no warmth. As a result, when the IT Crowd depart their basement lair for the last time this viewer was left feeling strangely unmoved. Adios then, nerdlingers: gone neither with a big bang nor a whimper.
Michael Curle, 33, is a web editor from Wandsworth. He was selected to write this review as part of the Time Out Takeover – a special edition of the magazine written entirely by our readers.
Perky Blenders Leytonstone
A hatch in the wall at Leytonstone station's ticket hall where you can get coffee and cake to go. Here you'll find all of Perky Blenders' roasts (from Mexico, Brazil, Nacaragua…) to enjoy either in a steaming cuppa or in a bag to brew at home.
Venue says: “Speciality coffee at its freshest, roasted by Perky Blenders in Leyton. Available in 200g bags to take home with a free coffee.”