The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they ... See full summary »
Hugh Dennis' real first name is Pete (short for Peter), just like the character he plays on the show. He uses his middle name Hugh professionally because there was already a Peter Dennis registered with Equity (the British actors' union) when he started his career. See more »
When I first saw the adverts for this show all that crossed my mind was the horror of another family sitcom full of clichés and ridiculous situations.
So I had to watch it. Everyone needs something to bitch about, right?
But when I started laughing and smiling, I realised that Outnumbered had cast away any doubters with brilliant performances from some very talented actors, Hugh Dennis and the children made it look like we were actually watching a real family.
The jokes were funny and realistic, you may argue that a child, who picks up a screwdriver and waves it about, is far fetched, I guarantee you its not.
The show should be boring and bland. Nothing happens except a family go about there day to day business and you cant help but wanting more.
Due to great acting, brilliant writing and ingenious improvisation you are left wondering exactly why you find yourself hooked to what your family is doing downstairs.
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