The Inbetweeners (UK) : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. It's occasionally randy and sophomoric, but there are also some smarts and heart mixed in.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. He's got a briefcase, a superhot mom, and three new buddies in social purgatory. Definite cult-show potential.
  5. 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.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 145 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »