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As fit as Wills' Mum!,
This review is from: The Inbetweeners - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
This is what Channel 4, E4, comedy used to be about. With Peep Show starting to lose its edge (only just) and off the wall stuff like Father Ted a fond memory it desperately needed something and this is it.
I hated Skins, Hollyoaks for grown ups, and could never get away with the 'thumbs up to the drug culture' idea behind Shameless; Also after the terrible Blunder, hang your head channel 4 (and David Mitchell for being involved) for ever releasing such rubbish I was not expecting anything, especially as it had been condemned to E4 anonymity, so much so that I missed all but the 5th episode.
I have to say it was brilliant, a breath of fresh air in sit-coms. Yes there is swearing and sexual innuendo, I'm not a fan of too much swearing on TV but this just seemed right, realistic without feeling it's swearing for swearing sake.
I watched the whole series re-run and could not have been more impressed with a new comedy. The characters are a typical group of decent lads who find girls a mystery and the art of social etiquette a sharp learning curve into the big step up between teenage school leaver and sixth form young adult.
The main characters are so well observed that you really do feel a part of the group, something I haven't felt since Seinfeld and that's big praise.
All the lead roles are played admirably, the feelings of awkwardness, peer manipulation and the oblivious ignorance of the real world are what this part of life is about, and you get all that plus some of the best comedy moments for years.
They gel together so well it's hard to believe you aren't watching a fly on the wall series at times.
Jay reminds me very much of Eric Idle in both his confident performance and looks, the 'Nudge, nudge, wink, wink' sketch springs to mind.
Look out for stand up comedian Greg Davies who plays a world weary headmaster who has seen it all, and probably done it all, an excellent cameo and sure to give him more comedy roles.
I can't recommend this enough it is a sign that 4 is getting back to its comedy roots. BUY IT YOU BUMDERS!
And yes Wills Mum really is fit!
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Initial post: 29 Jun 2008 23:57:28 BDT
Any reason it wasn't helpful? Nice to know in case i got somethng wrong.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2009 17:04:50 GMT
Adrian Downes says:
completely agree except not sure about the shameless drug thing, skins also had a lot of drug references and one of the characters dies from taking drugs. however wills mum is indeed really fit!
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2009 12:17:23 GMT
DL Productions UK says:
I liked this because it wasn't all drugs guns and women, it was more of a look at teenage life, rather than what people perceive as teenage life from what the media says.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jul 2009 21:45:58 BDT
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