Fresh Meat (Channel 4) Review Series 2 Episode 4

I’ve been slightly underwhelmed by this year’s run of Fresh Meat, but episode four brings us right back to the highs of its first series with style and confidence.

Hilarious and heartbreaking, often at exactly the same time, it recalls the JP-centric episodes at the tail end of series one and recreates the uplifting quality that’s been missing from a fairly depressing series so far. The episode also takes us away from the house-share for the first time (except for the London student riots last year) with a group trip to JP’s “very big house in the country”. Josie, Vod and Oregon leave Howard and Kingsley back home for a ‘study’ trip to Cornwall, where they predictably don’t get any studying done.

Kingsley, staying at home just to spend time with his girlfriend, soon finds his gumption (and permission) and joins the gang much to Josie’s annoyance. It’s a testament to how much I liked this episode that even the stilted love story between these two ended up moving me ever so slightly. Their story this series can best be described as passive aggressive and, with the wine flowing over the weekend, we finally get to see some honesty pass between them. Read More...

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