The Inbetweeners: Series 1 And 2 [DVD]
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All 12 episodes from the first two series of the comedy drama following the lives and trials of four new sixth-formers. With his parents recently divorced, private school boy Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) has to move into the sixth form at the local comprehensive. After an initial rough patch, not helped by dressing like the archetypal geek and carrying a briefcase, he makes friends with Simon (Joe Thomas), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley), who, although they're slightly more streetwise, are just as uncool. Desperately trying to raise their kudos, they soon embark on a series of embarrassing atttempts to try and woo the opposite sex, with varying degrees of success. Series one episodes are: 'The First Day', 'Bunk Off', 'Thorpe Park', 'Girlfriend', 'Caravan Club' and 'Xmas Party'. Series two episodes are: 'The Field Trip', 'Work Experience', 'Will's Birthday', 'Night Out in London', 'The Duke of Edinburgh Awards' and 'Exam Time'.
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Although deffinitely aimed at the younger generations, older people may enjoy moments too. For example my father was laughing, yet my mother hated it. Partly due to the language which is the main reason that it is rated 18. The quadlet's brilliantly funny adventures and failures make for a great laugh all the way through some episodes. Series 2 also features a guest appearance from Jayne Wisener although not necessarily the most convincing while comedian Greg davies takes the role of head of 6th form superbly. As a whole, the acting is sensational. Even the characters with smaller parts. Some of the extras aren't anything special, with a lot of them breaking rule number one: don't look directly at the camera, but maybe they heard 'sitcom' and instantly thought 'Ricky Gervais' in which case they can be excused.
Put simply, if you enjoy laughing at other people's expense and some whacky but still believable situations then this is for you. If you hate the use of bad language for the sake of it, then stay away. I really would reccommend this to anyone between the ages of 15 and 50.
Have to say I do not agree with an earlier reviewer (D Strachan) on Amazon providing bad DVDs and being difficult to deal with. Out of the dozens I have bought from them I only had one damaged in the mail and it was promptly replaced by Amazon without me having to send the damaged one back and on one occasion when three I had ordered vanished somewhere between USA and UK Amazon again swiftly sent replacements. 10 out of 10 for good service and customer care.
This works so brilliantly because the writers have made a conscious decision to sidestep all the crap that people commissioning television comedy feel they have to include. So there are no 'issues to address', no 'touchy feely' diversity and none of the dishonest ideas put about by the like of shows like 'Skins' that all teenagers are constantly having sex all the time.
What do you get instead ? The stuff that REALLY happens of course, which is what makes it all the funnier and more likely to appeal to a much broader audience than just a load of blokes who still buy 'Nuts'.
The noughties was the decade of British Comedy rather than music for me, and this just about rounds it off perfectly.
Just wait for Jay not being able to close his laptop in his bedroom because his arm's gone numb ...if that isn't pure comedy gold I don't know what is.
Will, the nerdy geeky one, is sent to a local comprehensive following his parent's divorce and subsequent removal from private school. While there, he befriends lovesick Simon, sex pest Jay and happy golucky but dim Neil. They form a group that is not quite cool, not quite uncool - a precarious position in the social strata of secondary education.
These two short series revolve about the main driving desire of the lads - sex. Unsurprisigly, their quests to appear cool, meet girls and get off lead to many embarassing, laugh out loud situations. There are many times when you will find yourself shouting at the telly "Don't do it lads, don't do it!" - but they go and do it. Excellent viewing.
The boxset of two seasons is probably the best way to see the show, as there are only a handful of episodes in each season and you will watch one episode after another - it's that good.
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