I’ve mentioned previously my love of the British comedy known as The IT Crowd so it goes without saying that I’m pleased as punch that the second season started up this past weekend. It didn’t take long for the first episode to hit the BitTorrent sites after it aired and I wasted no time in downloading it.
The set has been changed quite a bit to reflect the fact that the boys now have a manager who likes things a tad bit tidier than they had been, but it’s still filled with tons of Geek Culture references including a classic Commodore Pet computer on a shelf—one of the first PCs I ever laid hands on as a kid—and the show is still laugh out loud funny. My buddy Hairboy also wrote about the new season and he mentions that the Americanized version NBC was putting together has been bumped from a fall debut to a mid-summer replacement sometime next year. On the one hand this feels like delaying the inevitable as I’ll be watching more out of morbid curiosity over how badly NBC manages to fuck the show up compared to the original, but the bigger bummer is the fact that the U.S. release of the original series on DVD has been delayed as well presumably because they don’t want it to overshadow the American attempt.
Which is a shame as I’d love to be able to buy a legitimate copy of the original series to make up for the fact that I downloaded it via BitTorrent and to show my support for the show’s creators. Meanwhile I look forward to the next episode due this coming weekend.