I just finished watching the torrent of episode five of this season of The IT Crowd, the awesome geek sitcom from Graham Linehan, the creator of the uproariously funny Father Ted. On his blog Graham noted that this wasn't the best episode ever
, but it still made me laugh out loud. There's a lot more transvestitism and boob-jokes in this episode than IT jokes, alas, but there's still plenty of funny stuff here. I ended up watching the torrent as usual -- though Channel 4 has a video-on-demand service, the (ineffective) DRM means that the easiest way to watch this on Linux is to get it via P2P.
(Disclosure: I was an unpaid consultant on series one of The IT Crowd, and my fiancee works at Channel Four)
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