I just watched the first episode of The IT Crowd on-line. From the looks of it, this could turn into a very nice sitcom about the lives of some computer nerds in a corporate basement. I loved the attention to detail in the set design. I noticed some EFF stickers, for example, and a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Also an RTFM t-shirt.
On the other hand, some of the jokes were quite stale. Fooling a boss into thinking he has voice control on his computer? Feh... A stereotypical geek (glasses, tie, ugly shirt and weird hair) talking technical mumbo jumbo? Feh... The old 'person-trying-to-impress-visitor-by-talking-into-unconnected-phone' gag? Feh...
On the other hand, the digs at Ally McBeal and the Amsterdam hooker stuff was great. So was the stuff about needing bigger glasses, depending on if something was a plan or a scheme. And the 'have you turned it off and back on' routine on the phone was great real-life comedy.
I'll keep watching this to see how it turns out next week.