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Please Like Me 

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Josh Thomas ...  Josh 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Thomas Ward ...  Tom 30 episodes, 2013-2016
John John ...  John the Dog 30 episodes, 2013-2016
Debra Lawrance Debra Lawrance ...  Mum 29 episodes, 2013-2016
David Roberts ...  Dad 27 episodes, 2013-2016
Renee Lim ...  Mae 22 episodes, 2013-2016
Hannah Gadsby ...  Hannah 22 episodes, 2014-2016
Keegan Joyce ...  Arnold 22 episodes, 2014-2016
Caitlin Stasey ...  Claire 21 episodes, 2013-2016


After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the rest of his family embrace his new found orientation. All of this becomes a little more complicated when he explores his sexuality with a young and handsome Geoffrey. Written by Amber

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28 February 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Полюби меня See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The beginning theme song, which is playfully written into a unique story-telling intro each episode, is "I'll Be Fine" by The Bangin' Rackettes. See more »


Edited into Terror Nullius (2018) See more »

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Annoying, but Superb
24 November 2015 | by B24See all my reviews

So many successful sitcoms depend on likable buffoons as major characters that one's first impression of "Josh" is that he is just another self-deprecating target for stale jokes about his shortcomings. In this case, the eponymous actor/creator moves well beyond the predictable into a realm of hyper-originality rarely seen in a TV series. Nothing here is predictable. Each scene, each comedic line, each nuance bordering on serious personality issues comes across as going against the grain of laugh track one-liners.

I viewed the first two seasons in quick sequence to determine some thread justifying the title "Please Like Me." There is so much more than that at work here I came to the conclusion that "Josh" intends his imperative to apply to the entire narrative rather than just himself. None of the main characters is one-dimensional. Each one stands alone in all sorts of revealing personal aspects. Attraction of one to another is quickly reversed or brought down to earth before sentimental attachments rear up to spoil the moment.

Of course "Josh" is unerringly annoying. Surrounded by bipolar types and deliberately handsome but flawed lovers he has little choice.

This is a fascinating series, which I hope to be able to follow as it progresses.

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