Parents' Guide to

The Inbetweeners (UK)

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Crass comedy is heavy on drinking, but teen pals feel real.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

i think 18 because the F-words and sex but its a great UK show.

best comedy around.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

The best comedy out there, but too crass and sexual for younger viewers

The inbetweeners is an amazing British comedy about a bunch of lads (who are saddos and are supposed to be) trying to get through sixth form. It is a British comedy and really you will only fully appreciate it if you live in the uk. About age ratings, I let my 12-year old watch it because he’s quite mature and school has taught him a lot anyway. But I think most parents wouldn’t be too pleased with their pre-teen watching it. But it should NOT be an 18, not by any stretch of the imagination. There is some very infrequent male nudity, showing someone’s butt or in one scene, their ball sack, but that’s about it. They talk about sex 80% of the time, but there’s more talk than action, there is one sex scene but it’s really awkward and funny, only thing shown is the male’s butt. It is very heavy on the swearing and therefore only suitable for people 14 and up. Either way it’s amazing, just too crass for younger viewers

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (37 ):

On the surface, INBETWEENERS looks like many other sophomoric movies and TV shows about teens trying to get drunk and have sex. And the basic plotline is pretty much the same. But the show's characters give this British comedy a bit more depth. Sure, they swear constantly and can't hold their liquor, but their relationships have more depth than the average teen comedy.

The show's friendships and situations feel real. The guys drink together, tease each other, and endure the slings and arrows of adolescence together. When love knocks them down, they help each other up. Some viewers may be put off by the frequent underage drinking and the profanity -- and both of those things certainly make the series iffy viewing for younger teens. But most of the edgy stuff doesn't seem that gratuitous. This is what many real-life teens do: they drink and swear and awkwardly try to couple up. So don't be surprised if this entertaining comedy leaves you wincing and laughing simultaneously.

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