The Inbetweeners: Series 1

The Inbetweeners: Series 1

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A group of British teen lads stumble through a world of futile crushes, sibling brawls, getting drunk too quickly and casting constant aspersions about your friends' sexuality in this classic UK comedy series.

2008Rating: TV-14UKBwark Productions
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

First Day

When his father walks out on his mother and himself,... More bespectacled, nerdy Will McKenzie is forced to leave his private school and enrol at the local comprehensive, where his accent and appearance make him an easy target for the school psycho. Seeking to make friends with 'normal' boys he pals up with Jay, Neil and Simon, but none of them are exactly winners, as is evidenced when they try to buy alcohol in a pub

EPISODE 1.2

Bunk Off

The four bunk off School and get drunk. Simon tells... More Carli D'amato he loves her by writing it on her drive way in big letters. It ends badly when Simon and Will's parents find out what they've been doing all day.

EPISODE 1.3

Thorpe Park

Simon passes his driving test at the first attempt, less... More on account of his skills than the fact that Tracey, the saucy examiner, finds him cute. As promised, he agrees to take his three friends to Thorpe Park, where he can get in free as he knows the man who clears up the sick. Once on the road, Will, Jay and Neil realize that Simon is a rubbish driver. (Until The Happy Foundation Shows Up)

EPISODE 1.4

Will Gets a Girlfriend

To the amazement - and annoyance - of the other... More three boys, Will wins a Blind Date competition which pairs him off with Charlotte Hinchcliffe, the most desired girl in the school, and he even ends up in bed with her though he keeps his socks on.

EPISODE 1.5

Caravan Club

The boys call Jay's bluff and agree to go to... More the Camber Sands meeting of the Caravan Club to see if it really is 'like a massive orgy'. Jay's dad is on hand to give advice on all matters sexual, whether they want it or not, Simon is falsely accused of rape, Will 'skids' and Neil leaves a surprise on Simon's car seat.

EPISODE 1.6

Xmas Party

"Xmas Party" is the sixth episode and series finale of... More the first series of The Inbetweeners. It first aired on the 29 May 2008 on E4.

The Inbetweeners: Series 1 | Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Inbetweeners, though obviously aimed at crude teenage boys... captures the pathetic sixth-form male experience quite splendidly.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(Beesley and Morris have) a genuine feel for the awkward beast that is teenage life.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The Inbetweeners doesn't have a fresh, exciting new premise, but it does all of the little things right...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The kids, or rather the young adults playing the kids, are all very good.

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Independent

Independent

I was like Proust with the madeleines here, and therefore prepared to indulge Damon Beesley and Iain Morris's uneven dialogue.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Inbetweeners... doesn’t rise above its sitcom superficiality, at least in its first two episodes.

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Variety

Variety

Crude yet breezy, the series has plenty of awkward charm.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

You feel the humiliation and awkwardness - as well as the growth spurts - of being a teenager all over again.

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The Inbetweeners: Series 1 | Release Details

The Inbetweeners: Series 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video and TVNZ+.