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I didn't think there could be any improvement....
on 25 August 2004
After watching Teachers Series One, I didn't think there could be any improvement and I was cautious of watching series two just in case it wasn't as good. My fears were unfounded. Series Two is a million miles better than the thoroughly outstanding Series One.
Series One featured Simon as the princpal character and the plot lines seemed to revolve around him. Don't get me wrong, Simon's great, but there is only so much you can stand of his whining, laziness and sheer incompetance. Series Two reconises this and Simon, whilst still being a main character, takes a step backwards to let the other character's stories come across. Indeed, Simon's utter incompetance and hatred of teaching is eclipsed by English NQT Penny who has had a boob job on hire purchase and knows nothing about literature or teaching.
Plot wise there are some cracking story lines ranging from: Kurt trying to dump Carol; Brian dealing with teaching Liz's lippy daughter; Susan falling out with Jenny over persistant naturist Alex, her new boyfriend; Simon finally doing the romantic thing that viewers have been waiting for and announcing his love for Susan, who turns him down flatly; Brian questioning his sexuality; normally sensible Susan acting first like a teenager in love and then like a child having a tantrum; Simon and Jenny united against Penny; Bob dressed like a pillock; Simon's departure; Matt's arrival; Susan sleeping with Brian; and Kurt getting back with Carol. Phew! I'm in the wrong profession methinks!
This is definitely a fantasic buy. Roll on Third Series DVD and the fourth series on TV!