Posted by: ceamcar | 27 November, 2008

An IT department series: “The IT crowd”

I found this series “The IT crowd” really suitable for what we are learning in Lesson 2. We have been talking a lot about ITs and this provides an interesting insight into how an IT department is structured and what problems they have to solve to the other departments.

It is a British comedy. It is set in a fictitious British corporation in central London. It focuses on the work of the three IT support team located in an untidy and unkept basement, as if they were second-class people (a contrast to the shining modern architecture and gorgeous London views enjoyed by the rest of the organisation).

Moss and Roy, the two technicians, are categorised as socially inept geeks (here, we would say “freaks”). Despite the company’s dependence on their services, they are despised, ignored, and considered losers by the rest of the staff. Roy’s exasperation is reflected in his techniques of ignoring the phone or using tape recordings for suggestions (“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” and “Are you sure it’s plugged in?”).

Jen, the newest member of the team, is hopelessly non-technical, despite claiming on her CV that she has “a lot of experience with computers”. (a huge lie!!!!! a bad CV!!!!)

Here is a bit of the first episode. See if you like this British humour:

The rest of the episodes (there are only 13) can be watched in Spanish here: (in Spanish, but online, you don´t have to download any episode) or here to watch them ( you have to download them directly from Megaupload, as I explained to you in my previous post)

Enjoy yourselves!

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