The Inbetweeners: Series 1 (2008)


Series 1
The Inbetweeners

Critics Consensus

The Inbetweeners distinguishes itself from other sex-crazed teenage comedies with a sweetly irreverent take on the pain of pubescence.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 108
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Air date: May 1, 2008
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Tv Season Info

Chronicling the ups and downs of a group of adolescents. The inaugural season starts out with Will Mackenzie under a lot of stress as he deals with his parents' divorce, being forced to change schools and attempting to make new friends. As the six episode first series progresses several ubiquitous teen dramas unfold including skipping school, bullying and underage drinking.


Simon Bird
as Will Mackenzie
Joe Thomas
as Simon Cooper
James Buckley (II)
as Jay Cartwright
James Buckley
as Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison (II)
as Neil Sutherland
Emily Head
as Carli D'Amato
Greg Davies
as Mr. Gilbert
Emily Atack
as Charlotte Hinchcliffe
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
as Mark Donovan
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Critic Reviews for The Inbetweeners Series 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

On "The Inbetweeners,'' you feel the humiliation and awkwardness - as well as the growth spurts - of being a teenager all over again.

May 1, 2008 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the odd gently funny exchange between the four male leads aside, there aren't very many actual jokes to speak of.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

I found The Inbetweeners to be incredibly entertaining. It is also very British, in that the slang, language and humor are very different to what is traditionally seen on American sitcoms.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There's something inherently funny about these four idiots trying to make it through their late teens that strikes a chord for everyone... and it's bloody fantastic.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans of "Freaks and Geeks" or "American Pie" will recognize and welcome the coming-of-age humor in BBC America's "The Inbetweeners"

May 1, 2008 | Full Review…

It would be interesting to know who E4 thinks the target audience is... Perhaps it is us middle-aged types, for whom the pain and embarrassment is now distant enough to be laughable. Or almost.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

As The Inbetweeners proves being a teenager in suburbia may be intolerable, but ultimately it's usually quite an enlightening and fulfilling experience - not to mention a funny one.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Skewers the pangs of adolescence with broad laughs, likable characters, a fizzy Britpop soundtrack and enough candour to really resonate.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Inbetweeners manages to be both unfunny and un-redeeming.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

As funny as the show is (and it's very funny), the best thing about it is the fact that it has at its center four guys who are just feeling their ways toward adulthood, even if they don't yet quite grasp what that will mean.

Sep 5, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Inbetweeners: Series 1

  • May 27, 2018
    A classic for the ages
  • May 25, 2017
    Sensational British humour
  • Oct 17, 2015
    So Funny And As A Teen Mysellf I Can Relate
  • Jul 03, 2015
    Hilarious ... Simply Hilarious!
  • Sep 01, 2014
    The Inbetweeners packs many of laughs with it's characters, dialogue and situation humour that you will remember for a long time!
  • Mar 10, 2014
    Some would call it the British Superbad, and that's exactly what it is!
  • Dec 29, 2013
    ooh friend.the inbetweeners.this is the best TV show that has every hit TV I mean the jokes are very funny.
  • Dec 07, 2013
    Fiercely and accurately observed comedy that, despite having an abundance of vulgar sex jokes never offends or disgusts, thanks to an awkward charm from the cast of endearing and very funny characters.

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