The IT Crowd (season 4)

{3.5/5} “When I was eleven I broke the patio window and my mother sued me… She’s always been a very aggressive litigator.”

In “The Final Countdown” Moss makes it onto a TV game show — he then discovers that there are perks for people who do well on the show. On the other hand, “Jen the Fredo” is barely watchable.

“Reynholm v Reynholm” is all about Douglas (the boss) and his wife. When you only have 6 episodes per season, don’t spend a whole show on the Reynholms — give us more of Roy and Moss.

Season 4 of The IT Crowd originally aired in 2010. Over the course of this series the number of funny parts decreases and the number of unfunny parts increases. But one look at Roy and/or Moss in an unusual situation will still make you laugh. They do a good job at building on what’s come before, cleverly referring to previous episodes.

For myself, I’m going to try to remember the first season, when it was brilliant, and forget about the rest.

Will there be more of The IT Crowd? Creator Graham Linehan hoped to make a special but it hasn’t happened yet. If the special is longer than a half an hour, it could be tricky. Other shows like Futurama and Mr. Bean have had trouble making the jump from a half hour show to a movie.

I previously reviewed season 3.

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