A hidden gem you might have missed
By Aidan Mouellic, Staff Writer
This hilarious British sitcom follows the exploits of a group of strapping young lads as they go from being awkward teenagers to even more awkward teenagers.
The series revolves around Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), who is transferred to a new school where he meets his new mates: Simon, the neurotic (Joe Thomas), Neil, the village idiot (Blake Harrison), and Jay, the over-exaggerating sex addict (James Buckley).
Will, the ever-present keener nerd, has to navigate his way around the new school while trying to bond with his new buds. Of course things tend to go wrong for the group, but the fun is always had when things go wrong: like when you find yourself naked in a small boat with your mates, and your crush is on the shore watching. For Will and his gang, their worst fears are often reality.
The series is addictive and highly amusing, perhaps because it’s so relatable, but also because the crude British humour is much saltier than what we typically find on North American airwaves.
Your mildly distant memories of awkward adolescence might flood back while watching The Inbetweeners, but no other show can make failed sexual exploits, divorce, bullying, and general failure more entertaining.