'The Inbetweeners': where are they now?
As three of the four ‘Inbetweeners’ launch new shows this week, we report on their progress since graduation from the E4 school sitcom
Tue Aug 20 2013
Joe has worked steadily since graduation, but perhaps played it a little safe. His subsequent work has seen him adopt variations on the same sensible-cum-self-conscious persona in sitcom set-ups, from ‘Fresh Meat’ to ‘Chickens’.
Happily, Joe’s work has been outstanding, with the character of Kingsley in ‘Fresh Meat’ a particular triumph. From sporting a soulpatch to performing indie prog stinker ‘The Implodium Implodes’ (written by Graham Coxon), his diligence and attention to detail have paid obvious dividends.
‘Chickens’ and more ‘Fresh Meat’ this autumn. But bolder decision-making might help Joe to showcase his other talents.
- Rated as: 4/5
Bird and Thomas more or less reprise their old characters but are none the worse for it, leaving Sweet to steal the show with his blissfully, ignorant posho. One or two set-ups are hackneyed, but performances, attention to detail and all-round silliness carry the day.
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