There is nothing original, subtle or profound about The Inbetweeners. In fact, it would rank as one of the most crass, vulgar and shameless comedies that has ever been made, often crossing the line into 'barely acceptable' territory. And this is exactly why I love it. Pure unadulterated indecency has it's place in the world of comedy, and few shows have ever pulled it off quite as well as The Inbetweeners. The combination of a brilliant cast, simple yet brutal writing and a nice middle-class suburban backdrop make for one of the most watchable comedies in the history of UK television. I appreciate it's brevity, at just 18 short episodes, which help preserve its quality and originality. I also like the fact that it came just before the social media explosion of the 2010s, which has allowed it to capture the simpler times before the era of attention-seeking conceited behaviour pervaded teenage culture.