As the Easter holiday starts J.P. invites Vod,Oregon,Josie and Kingsley to his family's country house - only to find no food or amenities. They discover why when J.P's mother arrives to say that the ...
Despite Howard wanting to keep his birthday secret Candice throws a lavish fancy dress party for him which Oregon, running for student president, also uses to enhance her campaign. Things soon start ...
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.
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Maybe it's because I cannot watch this at home (the local broadcasters won't even think about bringing this in as it is in blatant violation of broadcast rules here), but I enjoy this show immensely. University life in the UK is definitely different from what I experienced in Singapore and Australia.
I suppose the show isn't supposed to be a general view of undergraduate life in the UK, but this particular group of undergraduates are interesting enough to watch over 3 seasons now.
Kingsley and JP are the 2 protagonists of the series. The latter has a seemingly lasseiz-faire attitude to life yet displays an endearing vulnerability at times. Kingsley initially appears to be a homeboy stepping out into the world for the first time, but in time becomes a man of his own.
The other characters support the series well enough. There is the studious know-it-all who tries not to look down on everyone (Oregon), the insecure one who occasionally manages to break through the stereotype (Howard), the hippie-wannabe (Vod) and the girlfriend (sorry, that's the way I keep seeing her - Josie).
I enjoy following the characters around their simple-on-the-outside-but- complex-on-the-inside lives, the interactions between the housemates, the witty banter, the music and the score. Even the rough language is enjoyable most of the time.
Most of the stories are interesting enough, although, as can be expected from any recurring series, there are some dud episodes. But all in all, it still entertains, though I do sometimes wonder if British undergraduates really do behave in this way.
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