Some Girls (BBC3) Series 1 Episode 1 Review

BBC3 has a reputation to uphold with new comedy Some Girls, about a group of four young Londoners trying to transcend their surroundings and maintain their tight bond. An area of the UK (and the capital, given the Olympics PR effort) not often seen on light-hearted television, Some Girls continues the channel’s concentration on the genuine lives Britain’s youth.

Judging by this first episode, the show is actually going against the grain in its portrayal of life on the inner-city estates, as our main character, Viva (Adelayo Adedayo), is an up-beat, ambitious girl with a good head on her shoulders. We meet her as she tells us how ‘some girls’ aren’t her, and she doesn’t fit the stereotype we might label her with. This is, of course, she introduces us to some of her friends on the same estate; a single mother dropping cigarette ash on her baby and maintaining her energy levels with copious amounts of cider. It’s a mission statement of sorts, with the show acknowledging our preconceptions before dealing with the alternative. Read More...


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