I wish the IT crowd had an Americanized version. I cannot get enough of the original series via Netflix.
In old days, you used to throw raw meat into the glass house with an occasional paycheck and the mainframes pumped out the reports and processed the transactions somewhat magically as far as managers and users were concerned. But these days, all users are acquainted with computers and they know exactly who to blame – system …
Tuesday 6th November 2012 09:53 GMT Captain Underpants
There was work done towards a US version, as I recall, and then someone wisely decided that the show wouldn't survive the transition with any of its merits intact. (Funnily enough the same thing happened to Red Dwarf).
If you want to get an idea of the type of bullet you dodged, go to youtube and search for the German version. No, I'm not kidding. It was sufficiently bad that it was cancelled after the second episode was broadcast.
Tuesday 6th November 2012 00:28 GMT SirDigalot
I fall somewhere near the bottom of some of those charts, mainly the "liking the job" parts, everything else though is quite eerily accurate (I do not watch BBT though never really liked it don't know why it has all the right jokes.)
still I cannot complain too much, the job has been reasonably good to me, I wonder if they did an international poll since I would imagine it is slightly different for the equivalent positions in the UK or did they straight convert things like pay to USD?
Tuesday 6th November 2012 09:11 GMT Lee Dowling
Apparently I'm an outlier, then.
Because apart from The Big Bang Theory, the only other things I've ever watched is ALF (admittedly a LONG time ago).
And *Aliens* (sequel) would be top of all the other movies and I can't stand Star Wars / Trek / LOTR (despite being a Tolkein fan).
From the game list, I haven't even touched Call of Duty. Mario? well, I've played it but after you complete it once, that's it, same for GTA (although I've not touched anything past 3 despite owning the entire pack on Steam). Not touched Zelda or WoW or Sims or Guitar Hero and would be ashamed of the last two if I had. Or Crysis come to that. Yet I have 500+ games on Steam that get a lot of play.
And "arguing about superheroes"? Though I accept the stereotype from The Big Bang Theory (and I have a bit of all three main characters in my persona, though not as much Sheldon as I'd like), I've never done that, even when I was a kid. I've always assumed the comic-book thing was an inherently US thing. Sure, I bought *comics* (as Sheldon is keen to distinguish) when I was a kid, but I have owned precisely one "comic book" which was a beautifully-drawn Aliens Issue 1 (which I bought because it was Aliens, basically), which has a minor character with my surname. And I was about 11 at the time.
And The IT Crowd? Please - it's horrendous and NOT FUNNY. Not one bit.