The IT Crowd

Love is the word. Unsettling is another word. Purkinje is another word; it doesn't have anything to do with this post, but nevertheless, it is a word, and quite a weird one at that.

I describe this show to people as the next British anti-sitcom.
Jared describes it as "Live-action Simpsons."

Whatever we're calling this spade, I think it's the best thing on since the BBC Office. I watched all 3 seasons in a couple weeks. Be warned: you might want to turn it off at first. Subtle it is not. It's almost jarringly over the top. The first few episodes are a bit clunky. I recommend skipping episode 1 altogether and starting at 2. I also recommend forming a crush on that tall drink of water on the left.

Honorable Mention

I gave this a much-deserved second chance this year, and sailed through seasons 1-5 in no time. (Thank goodness for Netflix Instant Play.) Chances are, if you're reading this you don't need the sell. You know it's an incredible mind boggle. Time travel! Smoke monster! Shirtless Sawyer!

Not really worth mentioning
Mad Men

I gave this a less-than-deserved second chance this year and watched all of Season 1. I thought having worked as a Mad Woman (can I call myself that) at Ogilvy I would find it interesting. Nope. It's full of pretty, boring things. Including the characters. And a handicapped story that never really learns to walk.

So, what'd I miss?


Nicolas Frisby said...

It's a crime against humanity that Defying Gravity was cancelled.

Community is funny.

I've watched the first few episodes of Kings. It's been pretty good.

I'm going to use the fact that Stargate Atlantis finaled and Stargate Universe premiered in '09 to mention that I'm watching Stargate SG-1 and it's freaking awesome.

V is OK. Largely because of Juliette — that I get to see her with my eyes.

becca said...

i tried watched mad men a couple of times. mehhh.

Adrienne said...

yes. i have a tiny girl crush on juliette.

PS. I KNOW WHAT STARGATE IS! i actually know!

dn said...

I just posted my TV/DVD thoughts. "Party Down", on Starz and via Netflix instant streaming, is super.