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Universal acclaim- based on 89 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Will (Simon Bird) is the new kid who transfers in from private to public school and finds it difficult to adjust as he eventually joins a group of outcasts.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    91
    He's got a briefcase, a superhot mom, and three new buddies in social purgatory. Definite cult-show potential.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    80
    Little is off limits in terms of subject matter either; in two of the first three episodes people with disabilities are the focus of pivotal jokes. But it’s a mark of the show’s intelligence that in both cases it is Will who ends up humiliated.
  3. It's occasionally randy and sophomoric, but there are also some smarts and heart mixed in.
  4. It is, like much British comedy, unabashedly vulgar where its American cousins are relatively coy, an attitude that feels alternately trying and refreshingly healthy. You will recall that the Puritans brought their neuroses here. The kids, or rather the young adults playing the kids, are all very good.
  5. 70
    It’s a coming of age comedy that’s raunchy and sophomoric, but, as is typical with Apatow products, it’s also character-based and at times kind of touching.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    The show has already received considerable acclaim in the U.K. (including the 2008 British Comedy Award), a level of praise that seems a bit generous; still, in the long continuum of teen comedies, "Inbetweeners" does qualitatively register toward the high end of the scale.
  7. Reviewed by: Lily Moayeri
    40
    Every cheap sexual innuedndo, obvious adolscent pun, and cliched puerile situation is exploited here. [Holiday 2009, p.86]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 11, 2010
    10
    One of the best British television show in years, if not ever. It's broken down the barrier that really crude comedy cannot be on television.One of the best British television show in years, if not ever. It's broken down the barrier that really crude comedy cannot be on television. Maybe thats exactly what teenagers and even some of their parents want more of. It is surely one of the most quotable television shows of all time ('Bus Wankers,'Coque Au Vain') and contrasts with channel 4's other TV show Skins in that it portrays a real teenage lifestyle rather than a Utopian/Dystopian one. Vulgarity has never been so smart and toilet humour never so wanted by the British public. Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    A bloody fantastic comedy, every joke made me laugh, very original and by far the best thing to come out of british comedy in a very longA bloody fantastic comedy, every joke made me laugh, very original and by far the best thing to come out of british comedy in a very long time. Loved every minute of it's presence.. Expand
  3. NathanielD.
    Jan 31, 2010
    10
    A brilliant show that managed to tear me from my love of the Peep Show. A great example of crude British humour at its best. "Briefcase wanker!"
  4. Oct 12, 2010
    10
    I can't find a bad thing to say about The Inbetweeners. It is probably, if not, THE best British comedy series of recent times and I can'tI can't find a bad thing to say about The Inbetweeners. It is probably, if not, THE best British comedy series of recent times and I can't imagine a better series coming along any time soon. Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2012
    9
    Season 1: Absolutely hilarious. These four guys try to manage their life in and out of shool. First contacts to girls and alcohol included...Season 1: Absolutely hilarious. These four guys try to manage their life in and out of shool. First contacts to girls and alcohol included... Brilliant and way to short ! Expand
  6. May 30, 2014
    9
    This is one superb T.V show, and it's so funny! The cast act very well and really help support the already great show. The people that writeThis is one superb T.V show, and it's so funny! The cast act very well and really help support the already great show. The people that write the scripts did an excellent job.

    Really worth watching.
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  7. Nov 2, 2012
    6
    It's the kind of show wherein characters never really grow from their mistakes, and never really find an ounce of what they want, becauseIt's the kind of show wherein characters never really grow from their mistakes, and never really find an ounce of what they want, because their desires are very simple. I like the cast, and the choice of music is often nice, but the show isn't particularly funny, and there's really no growth. I see potential in each episode in the building blocks of every misstep for each character, but it never really pays off in laughs. Expand

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