Thanks in part to Cory's evangelizing, I've become completely obsessed with the UK geekcom "The IT Crowd", which apparently has now finished its (rather short) first season after six hilarious episodes. As much as I enjoy all the low-key, laugh-trackless, pseudo-documentary cool of most recent smart sitcoms (both Offices, Curbed, etc.) it's refreshing that The IT Crowd's creators went in the other direction with this show, bringing in all sorts of Pythonesque absurdisms and broad comedy. (Even the laugh track doesn't bother me here, for some reason.) My favorite moments from season one: the iPhoto slideshow at the end of episode one; the fire in episode two; the former-rising-business-star-turned-goth discovered living in the basement in episode four; and Jen's back-from-the-dead haunting of her would-be boyfriend in episode five.
My interest in the show is a bit of a personal threshold point in terms of television distribution. This is the first time I've been able to have an early adopter relationship with a TV series from another country while it's still airing new episodes of season one. (I remember hearing about The Office second-hand on and off for about a year or two before I actually watched it.) I'm curious if the show is perceived to have been a success over in the UK, and if so, how much the international success online has been factor. And why isn't it on iTunes? Why is anything not on iTunes by this point? This is one of those products that I'm genuinely eager to pay for, not just because I think it's easily worth a couple bucks, but mostly because I want to fund more episodes. Six is not nearly enough.
Update 9:30 PM EST: Cory correctly writes in to point out in the comments that it is not a laugh track you're hearing on the show, but in fact a "live studio audience." (Though most of the scenes shot outside the actual IT headquarters in the basement presumably don't have a live studio audience, since they seem to be location shots of some kind.) I generally find both forms of background laughter distracting and overly choreographed, but it's true that canned laughter is more annoying.
Secondly, according to Wikipedia, another eight episodes have been commissioned for season two. Excellent.