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A wonderful gem of British comedy
on 26 March 2008
I bought this having watched series 4 during my first year at uni and remembering finding it absolutely hilarious. I didn't know what to expect from the first three series as the characters where different and I half expected it to take a while to find its feet, I was very very wrong. It is an absolute gem from the word go, the first two series rotate around the lives of the same characters with a few added extras for series two, these characters slowly disappear and changes in line up appear for both season three and season four. Now this usually signifies things going very wrong but luckily (and due to the script writers genius) the new teachers are hilarious too. The only negative I would say is that the reason for certain characters disappearences is never quite explained.
Also the fringe characters stay the same throughout and their involvement in the series grows from series one to four, Bob, Liz, Carole and Claire are all genius characters and you can imagine quite true to real life. They are also incredibly loveable and you want to find out where their misadventures are heading next. This is an amazing achievement for bit part players in a series. I would strongly recommend that you purchase this as if you ever bothered turning up for school there is going to be a scenario you recognise somehow and its bound to make you smile when it happens.