The Inbetweeners: Series 1 (2008)



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


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Air date: May 1, 2008
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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 (IV)
as Will Mackenzie
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 (11) | 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…

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…

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…

Crude yet breezy, the series has plenty of awkward charm, if precious little to separate itself from the countless yarns of this variety that came before it.

May 1, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It is, like much British comedy, unabashedly vulgar where its American cousins are relatively coy, an attitude that feels alternately trying and refreshingly healthy.

May 1, 2008 | Full Review…

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