Wednesday, April 24, 2013

TV Series of the Month – The Inbetweeners

This month’s TV Series: The Inbetweeners (2008-2010).

The British comedy series is about four high school friends and their exploits.

The series is created and written in its entirety by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris. They also wrote the feature film continuation of the show, directed by series vet Ben Palmer. MTV decided to adapt the series for America least year, keeping the title The Inbetweeners, the result of which is unwatchable garbage (much like their adaptation of Skins – well done MTV).

Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, and Joe Thomas star in the series and each bring a great brand of comedy to the show. Greg Davies and Emily Head are good in support.

The Inbetweeners is probably the second best recent British series about high school kids (behind Skins), but unlike Skins these characters are not the cool kids that party all the time. These characters are the typical high school kids, which makes them more relatable (as their antics are similar to our own adventures). The show also capitalizes on a fantastic use of humor stemming from putting characters in awkward situations (which is really what being a teenager is). It is worth checking out for fans of shows like Skins, Freaks and Geeks, and Undeclared.

Trailer: Here
Available on: DVD and Streaming

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