Reboot relief

The natural inclination when a U.S. network announces plans to adapt a British series is a groan, and occasionally a skeptical eye roll. So the idea that MTV would create an American version of the British comedy hit "Inbetweeners" -- especially after the failure of "Skins" -- did not instill much confidence. Imagine the surprise when the new comedy turned out to be hilarious, well-cast and completely worthy of bearing the name of its predecessor. No, really -- it's great! Like the successful "Office" reboot, the first episodes take storylines from the U.K. hit but interpret them in an American way. Can't wait to see what hijinks are in store once the show starts to deviate from the original.<br><br>
<i>--<a href="http://www.twitter.com/hijean">Jean Bentley</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>

( MTV / August 30, 2012 )

The natural inclination when a U.S. network announces plans to adapt a British series is a groan, and occasionally a skeptical eye roll. So the idea that MTV would create an American version of the British comedy hit "Inbetweeners" -- especially after the failure of "Skins" -- did not instill much confidence. Imagine the surprise when the new comedy turned out to be hilarious, well-cast and completely worthy of bearing the name of its predecessor. No, really -- it's great! Like the successful "Office" reboot, the first episodes take storylines from the U.K. hit but interpret them in an American way. Can't wait to see what hijinks are in store once the show starts to deviate from the original.

--Jean Bentley, Zap2it

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