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Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: While Chris Lilly is a diverse and funny talent, Ja'mie: Private School Girl verges on obnoxious with tired high school antics that fail to hold interest for long.


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Ja'mie King (Chris Lilley), former mean queen from Lilley's previous series "Summer Heights High," is back and ready to take charge of Hillford Girls Grammar as a prefect and school captain. In her final few months of Year 12, she clashes with goody-two-shoes Erin Walker (Brodie Dare) and the other boarders; takes in a Ugandan boy, Kwami (Albert Mambo), as a community project; tries to win the affections of rugby player Mitchell (Lester Ellis Jr); and works feverishly to win the Hillford Medal and have a bronze statue erected in her honour. Jhyll Teplin and Brad Brivik also star as Ja'mie's long-suffering parents.


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Critic Reviews for Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

What at first seems weird, awkward and discomfiting - a grown man hanging out with teenagers - evaporates by the second or third episode as Lilley becomes consumed by his character.

December 13, 2013 | Full Review…

The deliciously baroque (and strangely feminist) climax of Private School Girl leaves little doubt that Ja'mie is still a very naughty girl with a slew of bad habits-and I hope she never breaks them.

November 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Their all-that activities become redundant and tiresome at WARP speed, raising the overall question of whether watching Ja'mie: Private School Girl on a continuous loop would be worse than eternal burning in hell.

November 22, 2013 | Rating: F | Full Review…
Top Critic

Like Tracey Ullman in Tracy Takes on... or Matt Lucas and David Walliams of Little Britain, Lilley excels at playing multiple characters.

November 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Hilarious and frighteningly well observed.

July 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Lilley's Ja'mie...is a tongue-in-cheek critique of the extremes of modern girl culture. But what's impressive -- and a little scary -- is how squarely he nails it.

December 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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