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Angry Boys 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2011)
A mockumentary exploring the issues faced by young males in the 21st century - their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions.

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Chris Lilley
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Chris Lilley ...  Blake Oakfield / ... 12 episodes, 2011
Deborah Jones ...  Kerry 12 episodes, 2011
Greg Fairall Greg Fairall ...  Steve 12 episodes, 2011
Liam Keltie Liam Keltie ...  Tyson 12 episodes, 2011
Samuel Cooke Samuel Cooke ...  Jamie 12 episodes, 2011
Sarah Sutherland ...  Kareena 12 episodes, 2011
Virginia Cashmere Virginia Cashmere ...  Julia 11 episodes, 2011
Thomas Baxter Thomas Baxter ...  Black Daniel 9 episodes, 2011
Brent Adamec Brent Adamec ...  Loki 7 episodes, 2011
Ryan Anderson Ryan Anderson ...  Jayden 7 episodes, 2011
Alison Roy Alison Roy ...  Penny 7 episodes, 2011
Clyde Boraine ...  Danthony 7 episodes, 2011
Richard Lawson ...  Shwayne Sr. 7 episodes, 2011
Paul Pearson Paul Pearson ...  Hunter 6 episodes, 2011
Jordan Dang ...  Tim Okazaki / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Billy Loh Billy Loh ...  Bruce / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Varu Henry Varu Henry ...  Jacob 6 episodes, 2011
Dion Williams Dion Williams ...  Marlon 5 episodes, 2011
Jake Glass Jake Glass ...  Talib 5 episodes, 2011
Heather Ewart Heather Ewart ...  Julie 5 episodes, 2011
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With 'Angry Boys,' the wildly inventive Chris Lilley brings to life six different characters; identical twins Daniel and Nathan Sims, from 'We Can Be Heroes', and four new characters; former Surfing World Champion Blake Oakfield; US rapper S.mouse; Japanese mother and manager of a skateboarding champion, Jen Okazaki; and Juvenile Justice Centre worker Ruth Sims, aka Gran.

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The characters of Nathan and Daniel previously appeared in "We Can Be Heroes" (2005). The first episode refers to the donation of an eardrum from Daniel to Nathan and expanded on how the surgery was unsuccessful. See more »

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Spun-off from We Can Be Heroes (2005) See more »

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A disappointing letdown
18 October 2011 | by MrDHWongSee all my reviews

As a longtime fan of Chris Lilley's work (I loved We Can Be Heroes and Summer Heights High for their satirical social commentary on Australian society) I was eagerly anticipating his 3rd series, Angry Boys. After 4 long years of patiently waiting, what I got instead was nothing but a crude and lowbrow toilet humour filled series completely devoid of what made Chris Lilley so funny in the first place.

None of the characters have any likable, redeeming qualities, except for maybe Gran. The Dunt twins Daniel and Nathan Sims from We Can Be Heroes are no longer the funny teenagers we originally loved. Instead, they're just foul-mouthed, vile and gross. Normally I don't mind this style of humour if it has a point behind it but here it's just pointless and doesn't add up to anything. Their grandmother, Ruth "Gran" Sims is just as foul-mouthed as her grandsons but she is slightly more likable than the rest of the characters due to her job of being a prison officer at a juvenile hall, where she acts as a mother figure to the young inmates. Blake Oakfield, a surfer and a member of a Bra Boys-esque gang, is just plain boring. Every time one of his segments finished, I failed to even remember any remotely humorous or memorable moment from them.

But perhaps the worst characters of all were S.Mouse and Jen Okazaki. S.Mouse is supposed to be a pop rapper from Los Angeles, California but Chris Lilley clearly lacks the knowledge of any Rap/Hip-Hop culture and has just seemingly based S.Mouse on some Soulja Boy style music videos he's seen on Channel V years ago. All of S.Mouse's jokes fall flat and make you cringe (not in the humorous way intended though). Jen Okazaki, a Japanese mother of her skateboarding son, has all of her segments based around a single one-joke premise; Her son is a gay skateboarder (even though in reality he is straight) and she is reaping the benefits of it whether he likes it or not. While at first this is mildly amusing, this premise is drawn out over 12 episodes and it gets so annoying and unfunny that by the end of it you just don't care for it anymore.

In conclusion, Angry Boys is a big disappointment from the once hilarious Chris Lilley. It had so much potential to be just as hilarious as his previous two series but it is neither memorable nor interesting. If you want to see Chris Lilley at his best, pop in the DVD of We Can Be Heroes or Summer Heights High. But if you want to see him at his worst, just watch Angry Boys to see what I mean.


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19 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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AUD3,000,000 (estimated)
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