W817 (1999–2003)

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Steve Mertens and Birgit Baukens, a non-stereotypical gay guy and a wannabe career woman, decide to share a house. To cover the rent, they take in three others: Birgit's ex-boyfriend Tom ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Kadèr Gürbüz ...
 Birgit Baukens (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Govert Deploige ...
 Steve Mertens (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Danny Timmermans ...
 Tom Derijcke / ... (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Aron Wade ...
 Akke Impens / ... (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Britt van der Borght ...
 Zoë Zonderland (127 episodes, 1999-2003)
Aagje Dom ...
 Jasmijn De Ridder (120 episodes, 1999-2003)
Jenne Decleir ...
 Carlo Stadeus (99 episodes, 1999-2003)
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Steve Mertens and Birgit Baukens, a non-stereotypical gay guy and a wannabe career woman, decide to share a house. To cover the rent, they take in three others: Birgit's ex-boyfriend Tom Derijcke, party animal Zoë Zonderland and wicked computer nerd Akke Impens. Complemented by their landlord's hyperactive daughter Jasmijn De Ridder, they soon form a crazy but close group of friends. Later on the series, they are joined by Carlo Stadeus, Akke's best friend, who is physically obsessed by Birgit. Finally, after a switch in house owners, the pedantic teenager Kim De Hert is the last one to force herself into the gang. As the series strolls towards it's conclusion, each of these characters seems to be facing a future it did not expect. Written by Anonymous

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Possibly the best Belgian series ever
19 July 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

And when I say ever, I mean ever.

'W817 (W8 a sec)' tells the story of a couple of teenagers living together in a rent house. They go together through school, love and friendship.

My favorite characters in the series are without a doubt Akke and Carlo. They're funny and weird and between you and me, they kinda remind me of myself. They're best friends and fill their days doing nonsense: hanging around (and then they mean, actually hanging around), charging each other for switching channels, going on a vacation in their bedroom etc. They always manage to surprise you with another hilarious deed.

There are other characters of course. There's Birgitte, the sexy type of girl, Steve, who is gay though you can't really tell, Zoë, the party animal, Tom, a writer, and Katrijn, who does not actually live there but does spend lots of her free time at their place.

I personally love this series, but I'm just not that keen on giving a maximum amount of stars. That's just not how I am. There'll always be flaws, that's life. Nothing and nobody's perfect.


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