I thought this was a great pilot episode and I think this show has great potential.
Thursday 10:00 PM on E4Between Seasons
|I think it was... alright. It has potential, I'm sure. |
The one thing that really made it painful for me, however, was that it felt like it's written by a 40 year old. Like, if you asked your grandmother to write a comedy drama about teenage life, and include lots of sex and drugs, this is what would happen.
It's just their use of slang that makes it cringing for me. The way they use "spliff" as a verb, and as a generic term for weed. Examples: "Let's go and spliff" or "We'll get her spliffed up" or "I'm going to buy some spliff" etc. It made me wince every time I heard it.
But there were some funny moments. The bloke in the brothel was quite funny, and the portrayal of the middle-class rich kids was also quite good. I liked Sid, and I liked Cassie. Tony, however, was an utter prick in my eyes. He's meant to be this good looking, suave, debonair character who oozes charisma. Unfortunately, though, he just seemed like a w***er. Also, he has a bit of an odd face that looks like he's continuously frowning. Many of the characters, at least at this point, seem to be basic archetypes, and this makes it remain quite wooden and linear. Plus, Nicholas Hoult can't act for s**t.
From the previews, I thought it was going to be reaaaaaally raunchy and scandalous, like shameless to a degree. The actual show was quite tame though.
But still, I'll be watching it next week. I've heard in reviews that it gets significantly better as it goes along.
Edit/ Oh, and Tony's dad is awesome
|I think the beginning was slow too. He spent about 15 minutes on the phone and it was quite annoying.|
Yep, that's the bit I didn't like.
And may I ask, am I personally living in the darkages or do the majority of teenagers still not have 'put on hold' capacity on their mobile phones? Cause, these kids are supposed to be the ones who go to the 'bogstandard comprehensive'
|Second was better but it was a fair pilot.|