Fresh Meat Series 3 Episode 5 (Channel 4) Review

Vod’s mum is in town on this week’s Fresh Meat, and it’s a surprise to the gang that she not only has a mother, but that Vod is actually the responsible one in her family. Thus follows a series of events that, probably for the first time in the entire series, actually allow Vod some much-needed character development. Meanwhile, Josie and Kingsley try desperately to put last week’s revelations behind them, and Howard inadvertently becomes a radical feminist.

Absolutely everyone is acting against type in this episode except Josie and Kingsley who, rather than surprise everyone by not deliberately killing their relationship before it’s even gotten off the ground, decide to air out their feelings – ‘handing over their weapons’, as they call it. This results in Josie admitting that she’s been faking a few things during their relationship – 70% of the things in fact – and Kingsley reacts to this by dragging up her past exploits with JP and obsessing over them for the whole hour. As realistic to many a relationship as this may have been, I’m glad they sorted things out in the end.



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