The Inbetweeners (2008)

The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom which aired for three series from 2008 to 2010 on E4. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show follows the life of suburban teenager Will McKenzie (Simon Bird), and three of his friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive. The script for the show (as is most dialogue between adolescent boys) is of a very adult nature and includes frequent use of extreme expletives and derogatory terms of a sexual nature. There is a skilfully crafted environment for the show involving typical, almost cliched, situations of school bullying, broken family life, indifferent school staff and ridiculous (largely failed) sexual encounters. Most viewers will be able to immediately identify with at least some of the characters, situations and events as paralleling those from their own school year experiences.

The show has been nominated for ‘Best Situation Comedy’ at BAFTA twice, in 2009 and 2010. At the British Academy Television Awards 2010, it won the Audience Award, and in 2010 the show won the Best Sitcom award at the British Comedy Awards. In the 2011 British Comedy Awards, the show also won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Comedy. The Inbetweeners Movie was released on 17 August 2011.

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