Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go, I wanna Season 8 it. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, I'm gonna Season 8 it.
After watching last night's hysterical Season 3 premiere of The IT Crowd, I started thinking about computer geeks on TV, and how there really aren't that many. There are a lot of science geeks, like the physicists of Lost and The Big Bang Theory, but usually it's all about the math, and all they need is a dry erase board. In honor of the unsung heroes of the keyboard (computer, not piano), I thought I'd run down some of my favorites, past and present.
For years, I've been hearing how good the British series The IT Crowd is. "It's so good," everyone kept telling me, "that they're talking about doing an American version!" Being an inherently lazy person, this gave me even less of a desire to seek it out, as I was willing to wait until it got to the U.S. in some bastardized form. (Hey, this was when the American Office was just winning people over, so I was not being completely irrational.) Now, with no remake in sight, IFC has come to my rescue, because they've been airing the original IT Crowd Tuesday nights at 8:00, and it is every bit as hysterical as promised.
Only a few more weeks before the bulk of last season's TV shows are out on DVD! Only a few more years before every TV show that was ever made is out, as well! So where's The Wizard? Don't make me write letters!