The Inbetweeners (MTV) Review “Crystal Springs”

"Crystal Springs" is a nice little half-hour of The Inbetweeners, one that’s comfortable in its character dynamics and, I think, greatly benefits from not being attached to Simon’s broader Carly plot. Instead, the whole thing centers around the other three boys tagging along with Jay on his family RV park retreat, after he tells them it’s super easy to get laid there. Before they can get there, Jay convinces Simon to run his car all the way down to empty, which feels like a completely unnecessary diversion, but does give us one of the better lines of the night. Will’s "There’s something really beautiful about print porn. It’s a lost art." was a perfect way to show that, beneath all his pretension, he’s just another horny teenage boy.

Which clashes with his later freak-out when the RV park girl starts to make out with him at the dance. The whole sliding bit felt like an excuse to get him to take his shoes off for the next series of gags. It didn’t make much sense, and wasn’t acted or directed in any way to help me understand what was going on. Was it a panic attack of some kind? If so, Will didn’t seem much more nervous than usual, which was a misstep. Read More...


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