Tonight's TV Choice: The Inbetweeners USABy Hugh Fort
December 05, 2012
The Inbetweeners USA, E4, 10pm
This seems to be a direct copy of the hit British comedy detailing the teenage angst of Will, Neil, Jay and Simon - a group of mates who try so hard to be cool and fail so spectacularly all the time.
So we meet Will, who as everyone knows, has left a nice posh school and had to continue his studies at what he sees a rough comprehensive, or high school as our chums across the pond call it.
We meet all the characters Neil, thick, Simon, weird, Will, posh, and Jay, lies about everything, as well as Mr Gilbert, who in the English version was their mentally unstable teacher.
it should be interesting to see how this goes.
Our version was littered with foul-mouthed, and very English, banter between the boys.
Americans are famously bad at banter and I'm curious to see how that translates.
Also, it had a very British humour to it, featuring large amounts of irony and satire, which again, doesn't always translate to Americans.
I'm going to stop making gross generalisations now and will be intrigued to see how it goes.