Inbetweeners US: Stateside Success?
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Four foul-mouthed adolescent misfits on hopeless pursuits for sex and popularity: The Inbetweeners is the most honest, accurate and painfully relatable insight to the life of British teenagers there has ever been on telly. We all have a special place in our hearts for Will, Simon, Neil and Jay, their catchphrases and the hopeless adventures that brought tears of laughter to teenagers and adults alike.
The lives of these middle-class sixth form students were caputured brilliantly by hilarious scenes of the boys bunking off school and getting caught, failing miserably to buy alcohol with a fake ID and Will's "Help, I'm trapped in a bubble" moment. And who doesn't have a bullshitting friend like Jay? The American version will hit MTV in August, and the big question is will the show be a success stateside? I think it will: crude American teen movies like Superbad and American Pie are great examples of the fascination of the adventures of young guys seeking sex and social acceptance, enduring miserably embarassing moments along the way. In American Pie we saw desparate virgins chasing girls, drinking 'special juice' from a cup, close encounters with baked goods and THAT webcam scene. Similiar goofy and cringe-worthy antics that we see in The Inbetweeners.
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