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.
The ten best TV geeks
As ‘The IT Crowd’ powers down for the last time, we pay tribute to ten TV legends who ensured it was never, ever hip to be square
In Richard Ayoade’s Moss, ‘The IT Crowd’ gave us a geek for our times: hyper-intelligent, super-awkward and only vaguely aware of the opposite sex. But TV has spent decades showcasing such epic losers – the kind of characters whose total spoddishness can often overshadow their cooler co-stars. And they aren’t just middle-aged white males, either – genuine geekdom is a broad church, as these ten trailblazers have shown.
Oh, and by the way – if you’re one of those people who thinks this lot are nerds rather than geeks, take a long hard look at yourself…
Read our review of ‘The IT Crowd’
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