Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Representations of Teenagers in "The inbetweeners" and "Misfits" Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Do you think Teenagers are represented fairly in "The Inbetweeners" and "Misfits"?


    This is a question for A2 Media research. What is your personal view on the representation of teenagers in the E4 shows: The Inbetweeners and Misfits


    Do you think teenagers are represented fairly in these shows?
    Do you think the way teenagers are shown is inaccurate?

    Any responses are much appreciated
    Thank you.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Obviously teenagers don't have super powers like in misfits so that aspect of it isnt accurate but they deal with the same issues that teenagers face such as drug abuse, sex, relationships...etc. The Inbetweeners is pretty accurate for male teenagers i would imagine but is exagerated for entertainment purposes. I do hope not all boys are as desperate as them though....

    Hope this is helpful Mikkkkkkkey
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    It's mostly exagerration, if not, a specific stereotype about teenagers that the wider public tend to have. The Inbetweeners especially shows this, guys obsessed with sex for example.

    This question seems relatively easy to answer, it's just a case of stereotypes, how they conform and go against the Representations of typical teenagers. Think of wider news stories, teenagers in the papers are typically represented through things such as binge drinking and knife crime. Do you think the shows producers looked at these?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    teenagers are often an exaggerated stereotype, so no

    1) they aim to entertain, not to give a realistic impression, so they are related to reality, but its not a 'fair' representation because the primary motive is to make others watch the show, and most peopels lives are too boring to make tv out of :P

    2) what is 'fair'? does it mean a correct portrayal? general term, you could question that
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    The Inbetweeners is pretty close imo I think that's what it made it so funny
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.