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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.
This is a film that is skewed towards young people. The language, the
soundtrack and the attitude are all young. If you believe that "age is
just a number" then don't let that put you off. It's an enjoyable ride
from start to finish.
The film is split into 4 sections that tell the story of Shannon, Cassandra, Kerrys and Jo bringing the viewer to the point the film starts. Each of the 4 sections intertwine, yet each tells a different tale that when pieced together forms the story. It's a brave approach and it works well.
The film is well written and well acted. It's well shot too, the video and the score as as high energy as the plot. It contains plenty of faces from British TV programmes and while it's all a bit of a fantasy world, some of the characters and situations will be identifiable.
The ending is a little tame for what came before it. Also, the cinema warning of "Strong language, violence, sex and drugs" is a bit OTT. The violence was sparse and quick. The drugs almost none existent.
Well done, Noel Clarke. This is another promising building block in your career.