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
Representations of Teenagers in "The inbetweeners" and "Misfits" Watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-12-2010 18:47
- 01-12-2010 20:39
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
- 03-12-2010 03:46
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?
- 03-12-2010 03:50
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
- 03-12-2010 03:55
The Inbetweeners is pretty close imo I think that's what it made it so funny