The Inbetweeners is one of the most beloved British comedies of all time – it’s American remake, on the other hand, is not. Unlike the UK original, the American version is one of the most hated television projects of the 21 century – just look at the dislikes on the trailer:
Why is that, though? Is it just bitterness from British people, who are annoyed that a show made entirely in English still inexplicably needed to be ‘translated’ for American audiences? Possibly, but there’s more at play than that. You see, as YouTuber JackW expertly explains in this nicely made video, the issues are actually more technical.
The two shows are incredibly similar – they often even share the exact same jokes – the issue is that the US version just does them worse. How is this possible? Well it all comes done to minute things like editing, timing and line delivery. JackW breaks it down expertly and it’s honestly fascinating: