The InbetweenersTV Series | Damon Beesley By Kristy Puchko
A raunchy and witty look at adolescence.
With its focus on four teen boys, The Inbetweeners offers plenty of laughs spun from relatable high school humiliations and absurd social missteps. This Britcom kicks off with Will (Simon Bird), a painfully nerdy and short-tempered new kid who attempts to avoid pariah status by befriending dopey hopeless romantic Simon (Joe Thomas), unrepentantly vulgar sex pest Jay (James Buckley), and dimwitted Casanova Neil (Blake Harrison), who all flail one rung from the bottom of the social ladder. Despite frequent friendly fire mockery -- much of it focused on the latter three's desire to get down with Will's mom -- the boys are devoted friends for better or worse. But mostly for worse.
Whether vandalizing a crush's driveway, haggling with a bum for his urine-soaked shoes, or suffering the most explosive and embarrassing exam fail ever, this funny foursome is tireless in their ill-conceived efforts to draw the attention of girls. Blending crude humor with the cringe-inducing cluelessness of youth, creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris craft a series that's hilarious and sharp whatever the results of the gang's awkward attempts at sexual conquests.
MTV is readying an American remake of this lewd sitcom, but from Jay's incredibly foul mouth, to various scenes of gawky teen sex and some scandalous nudity, it's hard to imagine the Stateside Inbetweeners will pack the same satisfyingly shocking wallop as the original.
|The Inbetweeners road trip clip NSFW|