Every now and then a show comes around that seems to strike a chord with people and everything seems to ring true, likeable characters you can relate to, observations of the times, nostalgia, little nuances, it all seems to click - this is one of those shows! Much like Fools and Horses or One Foot in the Grave, this captures an era perfectly.
So for anyone who had a bunch of mates at school in the last decade or so, and who would say that they, although not quite the cool kid - but certainly not the dork, because they sat somewhere well, inbetween, will relate completely with this.
To break it down in a nutshell for those who don't know, you've got Will, the straight keener who is dumped with a group of kids on his first day since moving from private school and is befriended (begrudgingly) by the lovable dummy Neil, the compulsive liar Jay and the relatively normal one Simon. From here over the three series they go through all the trials and tribulations of the final years of school and college.
You've got exams, girls, sixth form parties, girls, work experience, fashion dilemmas, girls, underage drinking, bunking off, camping, caravanning, girls, ball breaking head teachers, annoying little brothers, hot older sisters, MILFs and divorced parents in here, it really covers a lot - and its done in such a hilarious way I cant work out whether the lads' acting or the writers' stories deserve the bigger nod?
Listen, if you're aware of this show, no explanation is necessary, if you are new to it, then no description will suffice. All you need to know is you'll be doubled over in stitches watching this so just buy it, watch it and reminisce about the `best' days of your lives, as they have the best of theirs.