Newest Review: ... humour, this show is not for you. And you might not want to watch it with your parents either.... The Inbetweeners was a massive hi... more
Member Name: minimunchkin
Advantages: Funny, well written
Disadvantages: Very crude at times
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.
Summary: A great comedy to watch with your mates (not your parents!)