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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 00:30:36

Thought was brilliant. Very touching and makes you feel sorry for Rae / but gawd she's got guts like the duke box saga - slide in pool and downing a pint of snakebite

God I rem that drink !!!

Based on a true story/diary

Her mum made me laugh with the bloke in the boot - recognised her / what else has Claire rushbrook been in?

Series linked on planner / prob more fun then girls which was also on tonight

Well worth watching this if you missed tonight's

Reminded me of a female Adrian mole tho tad older but also the humour of inbetweeners

SPsFanjoIsAsComfyAsAOnesie Tue 15-Jan-13 00:33:48

I've just watched it as recorded it from earlier.

I'm not sure what I think of it as yet though I agree to do all that she was very brave.

Booyhoo Tue 15-Jan-13 00:49:28

have to disagree. found it dull as fuck tbh. i know quite a few 15/16/17 year olds aswell and think they'd be switching over too.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 05:43:32

Really boo??

Guess gave me an insight to being young and not one of the 'in' crowd

And a case of love yourself and others will as well smile

diddl Tue 15-Jan-13 08:19:26

Can´t remember the names of all the programmes I´m thinking of, but she was in Whitechapel, something about a group of friends where someone dies (her character´s husband?), Carrie & Barry, & something with Liza Tarbuck some time ago.

JakeBullet Tue 15-Jan-13 08:26:05

Am still to watch it. The main character is being played by someone who I talk to via Twitter occasionally. Am wantinv good reviews for her as she seems lovely.

Booyhoo Tue 15-Jan-13 09:15:16

i found it upsetting. definitely not funny. some of it was way to try hard. i dont mean the actual events, as i could easily see them happening, i mean the way it was scripted. not convinced by the actress. i dunno. maybe i'm coming at it from the wrong place/angle. it's just my take on it.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 10:07:12

thanks diddl and jake see what you think

CinnamonCandle Tue 15-Jan-13 19:37:23

I liked it. Agree it's somewhere between Adrian Mole and Inbetweeners grin . Music good too. But wonder if I liked it as a 40something then its target audience (15-24 yr olds??) won't like it...

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 20:09:15

almost 40 - prefer 20/20 grin

JakeBullet Tue 15-Jan-13 22:42:39

Absolutely loved it and thought Sharon Rooney was fabulous.

Hermionewastherealhero Tue 15-Jan-13 22:48:52

I loved the sound track best of all!

FrillyMilly Fri 18-Jan-13 21:49:13

I liked it although it reminded me of being a teen and desperately wanting to fit in. It didn't remind me of the inbetweeners at all.

The mum was in mrs Biggs.

trofeewife Sat 19-Jan-13 05:05:12

I really liked it.
Thought Rae was brilliant.

LollipopViolet Wed 23-Jan-13 22:19:58

I quite like it.

However, her mum is going to slowly drive me mad.

I am 23 so inside the target age range.

diddl Thu 24-Jan-13 10:47:07

Finally got around to watching the first.

It made me laugh although some of the voiceover language was a bit cringey for me (nearly 50).

I´d watch it again, but wouldn´t be too bothered if I missed it iyswim.

I want to slap her Mumblush

Wonder if she was/is that bad or if it´s the daughter´s perception.

CinnamonCandle Sat 26-Jan-13 09:22:38

Lollipop that's good to know someone a bit younger than me enjoyed it! I liked episode 2 as well.

ppeatfruit Sat 26-Jan-13 13:42:16

Iam definitely not in the target age group but am watching because DD1 is editing. The actress is 22 and looks it (she is very good and a younger girl would probably not be able to act as well) but her age may make it hard for the younger audience to identify with her. Iam enjoying it; it's well directed and written on the whole.

Agree the mother is very hard to like but then her DD wouldn't be so messed up if she'd been more sympathetic (hopefully). BTW It is true.

floatinglotus Sat 26-Jan-13 13:52:19

Love this show, I had mental health problems as a teen (late 20s now) so I can say that it's really convincing and relatable. Massive well done to all involved, especially Sharon Rooney.

InNeedOfBrandy Sat 26-Jan-13 14:01:20

I am 24 and I liked it.

I liked the mum to thought she was funny, the on the run from immigration comment and £35 pounds worth of food being chucked back on the table did make me crack up.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 26-Jan-13 17:28:35

yes based on a true story/diary so think the mum was as bad as portrayed

littlebrownmouse Sat 26-Jan-13 17:32:27

I've only seen the first episode but read the book ages ago and really enjoyed it. I'd have thought the target age would be people who were teenagers then (late 30s, early 40s) rather than people who are teenagers now.

BikeRunSki Sat 26-Jan-13 17:49:32

I read the book about 5 years ago; it reminded me of myself! I am enjoying the TV series, but I have a feeling the book was set earlier - mid 80s rather than mid 90s, although that would not give it such a good soundtrack.

littlebrownmouse Sat 26-Jan-13 18:50:54

I thought the book was set earlier too. Keep meaning to get it out to check.

out2lunch Sun 27-Jan-13 23:02:46

i like it - find it sad rather than funny though

her mum used to do sainsburys ad mum iirc

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