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About The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners follows the lives of four teenage boys and their journey through growing up. There are four main characters that appear throughout the series, Simon Bird who plays William McKenzie, Joe Thomas who plays Simon Cooper, James Buckley who plays Jay Cartwright and Blake Harrison who plays Neil Sutherland.
Basically Will is a posh young lad who has been forced to attend public school when his parents divorce. Will finds it very hard to fit in, and eventually manages to work his way into the group with the other lads mentioned above.
The programme is partly narrated by Will's character which I find works really well and adds an even bigger touch of humour to the already funny plots.
There are so many moments throughout the series which makes me think back to when I was at school and all the things you have to go through such as trying to get your first girlfriend/boyfriend, trying to get served, aged 17 and the other stresses such as school and the school bullies.
Will (played by Simon Bird)
Will is a typical geeky lad - posh accent, wears glasses and used a briefcase to carry round his school books. All of this makes Will a perfect target for the school bullies and he gets labelled a 'briefcase wan**r!' on his first day. Will is chuffed that he manages to make some new friends, although it soon becomes apparent that they only seem to like him because they consider his Mum to be 'well fit!'
Simon (played by Joe Thomas)
Simon is definitely the shy and unconfident one of the group. He is deeply in love with Carly who he has fancied since they were 8 years old but is sadly way out of his league. Every time he comes across Cary he becomes nervous and ends up making himself look silly. Throughout the series he manages to end up completely naked on a fishing boat, get caught spraying graffiti onto Carly's driveway and he also vomits all over Carly's younger brother. Simon is the only one of the group that can drive although he is highly embarrassed by his bright yellow car.
Neil (played Blake Harrison)
Neil always comes across like he is slightly simple. Neil lives with his Dad and all his mates think that his Dad is gay (and lots of things lead you to believe that he is!). Neil's mates constantly take the micky out of him for it. Neil is tall and lanky and certainly acts very goofy.
Jay (played James Buckley)
Jay likes to think that he's top dog of the group and is always boasting about all the girls he has slept with and all the exciting things he gets up to. All the girls he talks about live miles away and oddly enough his friends have never met any of the girls either. Jay is quite mouthy and constantly talks about sex.
Series one obviously introduces each of the characters. In total, there are six episodes which I will briefly outline.
Episode one shows you Will joining his new school, and struggling to fit in while all the other kids laugh at him because of his posh case, his uniform i.e., the fact he wears his full blazer, the badge which he is given to show that he is a new student and the briefcase which he used as his school bag! Will manages to invite himself to the pub with Jay, Simon and Neil and find that they have managed to go to the wrong pub, and the barman won't serve them. The story continues and you see Will come up with a cunning plan on how to get served. Superb!
Episode two shows us the four main characters playing truant from school. They decide to stay at home and get drunk which Will gets really excited about because he has never done anything this naughty before. They lads soon realise that they haven't actually bunked school at all because they are sixth formers and don't legally have to be in school. The boys continue their day getting drunk and Simon managed to make himself look like a wally in front of the love of his life, Carly.
Episode three is set at Thorpe Park. This episode also shows Simon passing his driving test in a rather bizarre way! Once he has passed, the lads persuade him to drive them to Thorpe Park for the day. Everything seems to go wrong for the lads with Simon losing his car door, will upsetting some other riders on one of the rides and Neil dancing around naked in front of his friends after being stung. There are some really laugh out loud moments in this episode.
Episode four shows us Will unexpectedly getting a date and follows him as he attempts to have sex for the first time which goes horribly wrong and makes for some extremely amusing viewing. Their school puts on a Blind Date context and Neil feels proud of himself for picking the right girl... that is until he sees her!
Episode five follows the four lads as they go to the caravan club. Jay's family go every summer and Jay has promised them all some action with the girls when they get there. Jay is known to exaggerate the truth and Will doubts that what he says in true. This episode follows the boys as they attend a disco at the caravan club and one by one, they all do something to embarrass themselves, although Neil ends the night with a smile on his face.
The final episode of series one shows the lads at their school prom which Will is organising. The boys all hire suits and are all set for a delightful evening. But does everything go to plan??
If you're easily offended, do not watch the Inbetweeners. If you're up for a laugh then watch away!
The Inbetweeners is a Channel 4 programme based on four young lads at Sixth Form; Will has moved from a posh private school and is befriended, reluctantly by Simon, Jay and Neil. We follow their lives and see the ridiculously funny situations they find themselves in.
The show first aired in 2008 and ran for three series', they also did a movie but quite frankly, I'm trying to forget about that. I could waffle on about the show til the cows come home but I don't want to give anything away so I'll just tell you a bit more about the main characters:
Will - He's posh, very posh, he's not happy at all to be slumming it at a comprehensive school when he'd been enjoying the luxury of a private school. He carries a briefcase and is what is classically known as a nerd.
Simon - Simon is probably the most normal of the four. He's in love with a girl he's known for years but she doesn't seem very interested in him. We see him make a fool of himself again and again in an attempt to impress her.
Jay - without a doubt the most crude and disgusting one of the lot. Everything he says is perverted haha! He's also a compulsive liar, which the other lads know and do tease him for. You do now and then see a softer side to Jay which makes him a bit more likeable.
Neil - the dopiest one, he really so dim but he's really loveable. He's probably the least interesting character though, there's not really must to say about him. Funnily enough though, he does seem get the most action with the girls!
Phil Gilbert - the teacher at the sixth form they attend, he's great but not if he's your teacher. He doesn't care about helping the lads or teaching them, he's basically a bit of a bully but you know in a funny way.
Even though the show does touch on some serious subjects, bullying, drinking, drugs etc. it's done in a light hearted humorous way.
Throughout the show you will learn some new and interesting words for things. I better not say any of them though; you'll have to watch it! Like I said at the start, if you are at all easily offended by crude, disgusting humour, this show is not for you. And you might not want to watch it with your parents either....
The Inbetweeners was a massive hit when it came out and won several British Comedy awards, as well as others. In 2011 they won Outstanding Achievement award at the British Comedy awards, very well deserved.
The show is well written, not afraid to be daring with the tone and humour and makes you really feel for the characters.
You can buy the Inbetweeners boxset for £18 on Amazon or if you have Netflix, it's on there.
Will is a geek who carries a briefcase. We find out in the first programme that his parents divorce has meant that he and his mother have moved to a different area and he has had to leave private school to enrol at the local comp sixth form. Upon starting at his new school he befriends three other 'misfits' and together the foursome get into all kinds of hilarious, inappropriate situations. They really are a hopeless bunch and together are comedy gold.
The Inbetweeners has propelled them all to fame. The four main characters are Simon Bird (Will), Joe Thomas (Simon), James Buckley (Jay) and Blake Harrison (Neil). Other regulars include comedian Greg Davies as the head teacher who despises Will, and Emily Head as Carly, the girl Simon is hopelessly in love with.
I've never seen a British comedy like this before. The Inbetweeners has gone where other comedies were afraid and is so disgusting at times that it's actually funny. It's watched by a wide audience, I in my twenties watch it, as does my dad in his 40s. The characters churn out memorable catchphrases and one liners and are laugh out loud funny which is why it's such a success. My only annoyance is that there were so few episodes as I could have gone on watching it for much longer!
The Inbetweeners also has a great soundtrack including Kate Nash, The Wombats and Hot Chip. It's very catchy and fits perfectly.
If you haven't seen it, then do!
The Inbetweeners has been one of the best series of teenage comedy in years! Watching a typical group off teenage lads at six form trying to impress girls. Every episode is as funny as the last, they are really cleaver thought up plots that will get anyone in stiches. The first series is so funny, its where the group of lads meet each other at six form to start their adventures.
They try a number of different things and ways to win over the ladies, from getting drunk, trying drugs and even getting a car but they all prove wrong. The only one to sucessfully get with the girl is the geeky one.
The best thing about the series has got to be the famous one line quotes. There are so many to choose from
"Brief case wanker"
"So I had one bent over the table here, there was one up here who I was fingering and I was just toe f**king the one on the floor."
"I know what you're up to, you think cos shes sooo massive, she'll count as 2 shags, well she doesnt!"
"Just because Kevin's gay, doesn't mean he's a paedophile!"
There are so many more. The series has been a huge sucess from keeping to the great quick humor and they have not tried to vary away from this over the 3 series which is good. If you have not watched this yet, then its a must. it has to be the best comedy for a long time and I think every inbetweeners fan is waiting for the film. Its going to be the best film of the year, The lads go on holiday on the pull.
I think most ppl can relate to this being funny because its so like real life, I think everyone can relate to part of the program in some way.
An extremely popular programme for students my age and for a good reason. The show has annoying yet strangely likeable characters, who just want to get laid. While they may seem crude mouthed and shallow at first glance, the shows writers actually did a very good job at portraying life at college, which skins never seemed to manage. Skins left you wondering why your younger awkward years were not full of raves, sex and drugs like you'd have hoped, whereas inbetweeners paints a more realistic,yet still slightly exaggerated for comedic value, picture of life at that age. Theres the guy who lies about how many girls he has had sex with and the one teacher everyone thinks is, and probably is, a paedophile. One memorable episode shows how trying even the softer drugs like cannabis, isnt all its cracked up to be... We see adventures of how hard it is to actually get a girl to sleep with you, especially when you do everything but be yourself, trying to get into parties, and how everyone else in the world your age seems to be able to get served for alcohol except you! One episode where they visit warwick university shows university lifestyle and drinking games perfectly in a way that I think most uni students understand.
Unfortunately, at only 6 episodes and only 3 series, it just leaves you wanting more all the time. I could count on one hand the people I know my age who actually didnt watch inbetweeners, and I think there are many more funny storylines they could have explored.
The acting is great, they have cast the people in the show perfectly. None of the main parts are much in the way of eye candy, at least not the males, but they are ordinary teenagers. Its not cheesy or over the top,and every episode is just packed with amazing and quotable one liners.
Its one of those programmes, that no matter how much I see it I still find it hilarious!! Its probably not the type of thing you would want your kids watching, or to watch with your parents, its full of sexual references and strong language, but if it sounds like your type of thing, I would give it a chance, if you havent already, and more than likely youll love it!
It's hard to believe that there have only been 18 episodes of The Inbetweeners in total. For the past couple of months on Monday nights my Facebook newsfeed has been littered with comments and quotes from The Inbetweeners series 3 which unfortunately now ended!
The Inbetweeners follows the lives of four teenage boys who are unlucky with girls, have embarrassing parents and are just generally crude and clueless. Their exploits range from revealing 'themselves' on a catwalk to pooing during a school exam but the end results are always disasterous and leave them in trouble. Their ultimate aim in life is to have sex and impress girls - although they are not very successful.
Will: Will is the main character and narrates the series. He is a private school educated new boy with a briefcase and glasses trying to acclimatise to a new state school who befriends the others after several attempts. His sarcasm and intelligence are often lost on the other three. Will almost beds the most popular girl in school in the first season, however this proves very unsuccessful. Will's most embarrassing moments include soiling himself in a AS level exam which is one of the most cringe worthy and hilarious moments of the whole show!
Simon is probably the most normal of the four boys. He drives an embarrassing yellow car which has been involved in lots of incidents including a rude sticker, losing a door and rolling into a lake. Simon he has a huge crush on childhood friend Carli. Their relationship has never blossomed due to him graffiti-ing her driveway, sneaking into her little brother's bedroom in then middle of the night and her relationship with an older guy. Simon briefly dated Tara, who on their first date vomited in his mouth but she ended it after an ill-fated weekend away at her sister's.
Jay: The most crude TV character ever. Jay is obsessed with sex and frequently lies about his experiences and girlfriends. He often offers stupid advice to the others which Simon and Will make fun of while Neil believes Jay's ridiculous stories. His lies include that he once played for West Ham, is a motorcycle champion and has had various sexual experiences (which often don't make sense).
Neil: Neil is the least intelligent member of the group. He regularly has a dorky expression on his face and believes almost anything he is told. Despite being the slowest of the four, he is the one who has most luck with the women and in the final episode catches Chlamydia (which he is delighted about because he thought he was having a baby).
The show has won various awards including British Comedy Awards and a British Academy Television Award. The viewing figures have steadily increased throughout the three seasons and the first episode of season 3 drew 2.6 million (12.5% of the audience share) viewers, the highest ever viewing figure on E4.
A fantastic show which will be missed. However, fans will be pleased to know that The Inbetweeners: The Movie about a post-exam lads' holiday to Malia will be released at cinemas sometime during summer 2011.
Absolute winner that will have you in stitches!
The inbetweeners - where do I start?
Having only been introduced to this earlier this year - and with the third and final season just finished - I had a little bit of catching up to do.
Based around four cheeky chappies (to put it politely) - the Inbetweeners is the marmite of all sitcoms - you'll either love it, or hate it.
There is a character to suit all tastes and although you wouldn't class the boys as 'eyecandy', the schoolgirl crushes will grow as you watch - aslong as you don't mind an acid tongue and some very crude catchphrases.
Not one to watch with the parent's I'd say unless you all revel in gross indecency! But a brilliant reminder of those school days when everything was awkward and you did what you could to fit in.
The show was fantastically well cast, the script although a little gruesome will have you secretly chuckling, and you will quickly pick up delightful catchphrases - much to the annoyance of others.
E4 is becoming increasingly renouned for airing fresh British Comedy. However, amongst all the quirky and eccentric humour out there at the moment, the Inbetweeners holds not an ounce of pretense. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of The Mighty Boosh, Flight of The Conchords etc...but this definitely offers a refreshing change.
First shown in May 2008, it's 'quotable' one-liners, hilarious teenage scenarios and characters you can truly relate to, (or relate OTHER people to) the Inbetweeners is laugh out loud from start to finish. It's just a shame that each episode only lasts half an hour! I think that investing in the boxset could be worthwhile.
The show is based around four characters who can neither be described as popular or unpopular in the school social hierarchy. They are merely 'acceptables' (just), which reflects exactly the way me and my close friends were back in the day! Each character has his own recognisable persona; Will (the smart/witty one), Simon (the unlucky/loveable one), Jay (the bulls**tter/sex pest) and Neil (the dopey one) Each makes a strong contribution to the success of the show, as they each have very unique ways and opinions. Also, a special mention should go the fabulous Greg Davies (who sometimes appears on BBC2's hit panel show, Mock The Week) for his role as Mr.Gilbert, the Sixth Form tutor who delights in giving the boys a hard time.
Through the incidents they suffer and problems they encounter, although often cringe-worthy, all four remain best friends. I think the show proves the strength and solidarity of true friendship and offers an uplifting insight to teenage life (as well as it's more obvious trials and tribulations).
E4 is currently airing the third series on a Monday night and each series consists of six episodes.
My personal favourite episode so far is 'The Field Trip' (the first intallment from series two). I refuse to spoil the plot but, perhaps needless to say, Will's plan to impress a girl goes horribly wrong....again. :)
I give the Inbetweeners 5/5-just what you need after a hard day at work!
The Inbetweeners is a comedy about 4 young lads who go to sixth form who are far from cool....hence the title! Basically all the boys want to do is get laid! It shows the hilarity of teenage life from these lads point of view.
The boys are:
Will: Who has been sent to public school from a private school, who wears a blazer, carries and briefcase! Watch out for his rants-they are hilarious!
Simon: Who is the first to pass his driving test and is in love with Carly who he has lived near all his life but she doesn't really notice him much.
Neil: Is geeky, loveable with a dad is subject of many jokes from the other boys!
Jay: Who is the king of tall tales! He has been with everyone, done everything and is the best at it all but we never see any evidence of this! Watch out for his "football friend": one of my favourite moments of both series.
Each series consists of 6 30 minute episodes. If you want a good giggle I would really recommend this series. The show is filled with wonderful quotes that you just can't get out of your head! it is light hearted and easy to watch so you don't have to think too much when watching it.
The box sets are selling really cheaply now too as series 3 is due to start on E4 sometime this year
The inbetweeners is a comedy, each season comprising of siz half-hour episodes. It centers around the lives of four sixth form boys, all desperate to be popular and cool, but most of all, to get laid.
Will, the narrator, is the ex-public school boy, forced to enter state education because his Dad left his Mum, and he's not happy about it. His best friend, Simon, is the hopeless romantic, who nurses an unrequited love for the beautiful Carly D'Amato, which leads him into many unfortunate situations, e.g. swapping shoes with a tramp, and throwing up on Carly's brother's head. Jay is the virgin sex pest, who's compulsion to lie about anything and everything often gets them into trouble. Neil is...well he's a moron of the highest order, but loveable!
The group are desperately uncool, and despite concerted efforts to rectify this situation, they remain desperately unpopular. In both series, we see them travel through the various pitfalls of sixth form life, including house parites they're not allowed into, awful cars your parents foist upon you, underage drinking, and most importantly, the alien species that is girls. It's completely immature and disgusting, and its so funny! The first time I watched this, I was collapsing on my bed with laughter, then quickly told everyone I knew to watch it immediately! It's like the anti-skins/90210, as a cast member recently said in an interview (can't remember which one it was), skins is whatyou wish your teenage years were like,the inbetweeners is what they are actually like!
If you're over like 25 you probably won't like it, but then I'm not sure it's supposed to appeal to anyone with any sense of maturity. I love it, and I'd recommend giving it a watch to see if you like it. I hope this was helpful, thanks for reading.
The inbetweeners has been shown on E4 various times and I think they are currently making a third season, and I personally cannot wait for it as it is a wonderful comedy series.
There are two seasons available currently on dvd and you can buy them as a box set for under £10.00 from most stores. There are 6 episodes in each series.
Both seasons are based around 4 teenage characters living their lives at school and desperately trying to lose their virginity and the comedy which ensues.
Jay - The crude one, forever coming up with new slang terms for genitalia, and reciting his various sexual conquests, none of which are actually true. Jay provides a huge amount of the comedy in both series, purely from his quick witted remarks.
Will - The new kid in the first series, transfers to the school of the other three and befriends them, much to their dismay., but is clearly accepted as the series goes on, and is firmly part of the group in the second series. Will is the studious, virginal type, which provides a lot of comedy for the other three.
Simon - Simon is also pretty studious, and is actually the dullest character for me, but he is representative of regular teenagers and he faces a lot of challenges throughout both seasons. His main comedic input is the car his dad buys him for passing his test, which is a vivid yellow fiat, which accompanies the boys on a few on their escapades.
Neil - Neil is the slightly simple character with hidden talents. He lives with his Dad who everyone think is a closeted homosexual, and the boys always find this situation rather hilarious. He provides a lot of comedy moments purely through his stupidity and random questions, like in the second series when they are sat at the dinner table and he suddenly asks "So...How much Lego can you stuff up your bum?".
There are also a lot of other fringe characters such as the boys parents, but my favourite fringe character has to be their school head teacher Mr Gilbert, who takes no nonsense and has some brilliant lines.
Most of the episodes centre around an occasion that all the boys are attending, like the last day of exams, which is the last episode of the second series and is one of my favourites, or going to parties and inevitably not getting the outcome they wanted. Jay has the best lines of all the characters and some of the things he says, you will find yourself catching on too, but some of them shouldn't be repeated in public. The amount of slang and sex references he manages to get into every episode are hilarious.
The inbetweeners is a great fun comedy programme, and is so light hearted that you can't help but chuckle at it. I have cried with laughter a few times at certain episodes, and as it's so cheap on dvd for both seasons, I would highly recommend buying it.
The inbetweeners is an absolutely fantastic British sitcom comedy that has been BAFTA nominated.
The plot is basically about four teenage boys trying to make their way through 6th form at their local school. The name of the show pretty much describes the main characters in most detail, with the 'gang' not being the coolest kids on the block nor the 'geekiest' which leaves them in the middle.
Will Mackenzie (considered the main character) is played by Simon Bird who also narrates all of the show.
Will is thought of as the posh kid who used to go to a private school until his parents split causing them to have money troubles. He is also the most mature character out of the lot.
Simon Cooper is played by Joe Thomas and is obsessed with one of his female peers 'carly dimarto' however his constant attemps to impress her keeps failing (one scene sees him being sick over her little brother while drunk)
Jay Cartwright played by James Buckley. This one is obsessed with girls sex and 'clunge' whilst thinking of himself as a ladies man. This character is very rude and foul mouthed when talking to the rest of the lads.
Finally there is Neil sutherland who is played by Blake Harrison. Im not sure what to say about Neil. I find him the funniest character of the lot, due to he gorm-less nature. I would compare him to a speaking Mr Bean, who's mind seems to work slower than everybody elses.
The have currently been 2 series of the inbetweeners in the UK, with talk of there being a third and possibly a movie.
Without a doubt, the funniest thing thats been on TV in the past 3 years. A must see.
I didn't watched a single episode on The Inbetweeners when it was on TV and it wasn't unitl I was bored one night that my friend suggested we watch the box set. I wasn't overly enthused but after watching it for all of 2 minutes I was in stitches. I watched series 1 that evening and series 2 the next and I can't wait for series 3 to start this year.
The characters are brilliant and all totally different. Jay is the smutty one, Will is the posh one, Neil is the stupid one and and Simon is the 'normal' one. All of them together provide you with hours of amusement with phrases you can't help but use whenever you can. I even purchased an App of phrases for my Iphone.
So if you haven't already seen the Inbetweeners make it your mission to do so soon before they show series 3 as it is amazing.
*may contain slight spoilers*
The Inbetweeners is a popular UK comedy released in 2008 that follows the four main characters, four male teenagers, throughout their time in sixth form. The storylines are based around typical events that are common in schools and males of that age, such as school trips, bunking off (skipping school), love interests and losing your virginity, learning to drive etc.
Having been through sixth form myself a number of years ago, many of the story lines are ones that I can relate to and see myself in, which makes the program all the more hilarious. Whether it's someone being accused of having an erection in the common room, not getting served in the local pub (even though the rest of your school year can), passing your driving test and getting a bright yellow banger of a car; it's none stop hilarity throughout.
The mix of characters on the show is excellent with the bragging & confident (Jay) mixing with the easy going and stupid (Neil), the loved up and nervous (Simon) mixing with the sensible geek (Will), and all of them thrown into the school of tearaway alpha male bully (Mark), the 'easy' but attractive girl (Charlotte) and various other pupils. But this is excluding the just as funny mix of adults included in the story lines such as the over-protective mothers, the condescending school teachers, embarrassing relatives and even a (possibly) homosexual Dad!
The show is full of quotables which are so tempting to include but not to spoil the program for those who haven't seen it (and to avoid expletives) I will let you discover them yourselves, but the many stupid jokes reminiscent of your own time at school will have you laughing for hours. Although probably not suitable for younger audiences (sexual themes, expletives, etc) the age limit going upwards is non-existent. My brother and I have been big fans since its first airing and when my Dad walked in whilst we were watching it on Christmas day, he sat down and watched the full two series with us, finding it equally as hilarious as we did. The first series is brilliant and the second possibly get's better so I am readily anticipating the release of season three later this year and hopefully the talked about Inbetweeners film not much longer after that. The only downside is that there are only six episodes a season, although that seems to be the British standard, and that they will possibly have troubles continuing the show after season four (when they will leave sixth form), but that is just all the more reason to enjoy each episode as you can.
The Inbetweeners is one of the funniest, actually THE funniest, British show on TV. When it first came out I didn't really like the look of it as all I heard was the swearing and crude remarks that the characters made, but when I watched it properly I found it absolutely hilarious.
The show is about 4 teenage boys in school who are neither in the cool group nor in the geeky group - they are just in between. Will is the main character who narrates through the show. At the beginning of the series he is the new boy at school and he struggles to make friends with his overly polite and geeky ways. His new group of friends include Simon, a nice friendly boy who is secretly in love with a girl at school, Jay, who is obsessed with sex and very blunt and rude in whatever he says, and Neil, who is without a doubt the most stupid person you could ever come across.
The four make a brilliant group of friends and even though they constantly take the mickey out of and belittle each other, they always seem to be there for each other when it comes to getting a girlfriend, making new friends, learning how to drive and getting their first job.
This really isn't for young teenagers to watch as the swearing and sexual comments really are awful and I sometimes just sit there so surprised at what I've just heard one of them say, usually Jay. But it is a very good programme in showing what a teenage boy's life is like and what they actually think of most of the time. It's so honest, blunt and to the point and that's what makes it such a hilarious programme.
I can't wait for series 3 to come out which should be some time soon hopefully. The only negative thing I have to say about this is that there are only around 8 episodes in each series which is far too little in my opinion and the series seems to be over almost as soon as it's started.
But I would never miss this though - it is one of the funniest shows I've ever watched!
Basically, they just want to get laid.