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Parents' Guide to

The IT Crowd

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Geeks rule in silly British sitcom about corporate culture.

TV IFC Comedy 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+
I absolutely love this show, its hilarious. I don't let my two youngest (Dawn and Liev, ages 3 and 7 respectively) watch it however.
age 18+

Great shame that they didn't bleep out all the foul language

Enjoying this series on Netflix but it is spoilt with the fact that not all the foul language is bleeped out, If that had been done it wouldn't have spoilt the funniness of the show. In fact, done correctly it could have actually added the funniness of it. I don't understand why anyone would say that "Language is not a big part of the show, in fact, it's seldom enough" The small amount of foul language is only there because of the lack of writing skill and imagination. Having said the above, I'll continue watching the whole series but as I don't think kids should hear foul language, I wouldn't let my kids watch it. There is NEVER a need for foul language, and if the writers had the skill required, there would be none.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (22 ):

Misunderstanding and condescension are the heart of The IT Crowd, and though the show manages tto mock everyone almost equally, the series is clearly on the side of the techies. The executives come off as incompetent, sexist idiots, while the lads in the basement seem like fun-loving savants who can repair almost anything but can't land a date. Both groups look down on each other's very obvious flaws.

It's fertile ground for comedy, and some of the situations are quite funny, though other conflicts are somewhat predictable and the focus on stereotypical geeks might seem offensive to some people. And don't expect all the jokes to be about computers; many are about sex and the lengths to which people will go while pursuing a romantic connection. Not surprisingly, few of those efforts succeed, giving the characters more fodder for their entertaining tales of social ineptitude.

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