Will is still reeling by being defriended by his now unrequited love, Charlotte Allen. To spend time with Charlotte, Will believes the only way is to "purchase" her at the upcoming senior class slave...
Will falls in love at first sight with fellow student, the generally unattainable Charlotte Allen, that attraction strengthened by her seemingly liking him. Their first meeting coincides with Will's ...
Will is upset that the school has sold out to corporate interests and has allowed a major corporation to build the school's new library, which is first and foremost an advertisement for the company, ...
The exploits of four friends, who are socially only marginally above what one of them calls "the freaks", are presented as they grow from their late teen years into adults and as they go on... See full summary »
I'm a massive fan of our (UK) Inbetweeners so I went into the remake fearing the worst. After the first episode, those fears seemed valid. The casting isn't great, Will's too good looking, Neil is appalling and Jay is fat. The first episode is pretty much a direct copy and the actors are very uncomfortable in the roles.
For whatever reason, I decided to stick with it and I'm glad I did. It helps that episodes 2 & 3 are copies of my two favourite episodes from the original Inbetweeners but the acting is more natural and there's just enough new material to put a proper US spin on the show and to start to develop it's own identity.
The next couple of episodes are brand new. Episode 4 is the best of the run so far. It feels like a US TV Show but retains the characteristics of what made it such a hit in the first place. The Inbetweeners isn't Dawson's Creek or the like. It doesn't flit between near disaster and happy ever after. It's about those things that happen in every day life to normal people. Those fleeting moments of joy, sorrow and sheer embarrassment.
I think this show has got promise. i hope the trigger happy network execs give it a chance to grow.
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