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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Air date: Nov 24, 2013
Air date: Dec 1, 2013
Air date: Dec 8, 2013
Air date: Dec 15, 2013
Air date: Dec 22, 2013
Air date: Dec 29, 2013

Tv Season Info

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.

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.

Dec 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.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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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.

Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: F | Full Review…
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Like Tracey Ullman in Tracy Takes on... or Matt Lucas and David Walliams of Little Britain, Lilley excels at playing multiple characters.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Hilarious and frighteningly well observed.

Jul 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.

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

Lilley has a keen ear for teen jargon, even in Australia, it translates well here.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Lilley's talents cannot be denied and I look forward to seeing what he does next, but while Ja'mie is supposed to make us laugh at her horrific antics, in the end she somehow gets the last laugh... and it's on us.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

It's a painfully obvious shtick, so camp and arch it's impossible to enjoy the joke.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Ja'mie isn't as "Jah-MAY-zing" as she thinks she is, but she's still pretty fun to watch.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

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