Fresh Meat Series 3 Episode 6 (Channel 4) Review

We’re nearing the end of Fresh Meat’s slightly disappointing third series, and JP’s personal crisis has arrived right on time. I wondered, after his parents’ divorce and his father’s subsequent death, the show could throw at him this year and, by comparison, his rejected affections for Sam feel a little tame to be caring about. The strength of this show has always been about Jack Whitehall and his performance and, while the comedic elements are still going strong (“Japers”), we’re missing that emotional connection.

Everyone seems to have been reduced to their most grating characteristics – with Oregon almost too pretentious to tolerate, Kingsley completely without a survival instinct and Howard once again banished to the sidelines to presumably be brought back in the final episode. The only people seen to be growing this year are Josie and Vod, with the former actually putting someone else before herself for the first time ever. This week saw the return of Sabine to the house and, instead of selfishly obsessing over Kingsley’s whereabouts; she offered her a friendly shoulder and a cheap bottle of vodka.



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