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We've not topped the French boy episode yet, though. And the finale is next week :'(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
I think it might be, because they're in their last year at school (aren't they?) and the whole thing is set on that. But if it is the absolute end, then it means we're left with 12 shows in total, and even spaced had four-fucking-teen episodes! I'm so sad.
The channel will want to keep it going if it's still getting good ratings, and I bet the writers have plenty more where this came from, so odds are they'll try to do something. Right?
I don't work in TV. Are these good?
It's different in America, too. I don't think they'd be considered as good here. But I know when I googled the show, there was talk of it having become a hit, so if it continues in the 1 millions or near it, I would imagine that's good enough for the network to want to renew it.
after the first episode doesn't get watched by absolutely everyone.
I guess the UK is more tolerant to failure and good comedy. And probably makes good comedy more frequently.
In the UK (and on cable channels like HBO or Showtime), shows tend to be written by the creators, usually between one and three people, and they write an entire series in one go before filming. If they do a pilot it's purely for test audiences to give feedback to rather than any kind of ratings test. This means you get shorter series of shows, less often, but at least shows don't get cancelled in the middle of story archs for purely commercial reasons - the show's already been paid for, so they might as well show it.
Whereas mainstream US channels, with their millions more in cash than British or cable channels, work differently. They'll get the creator of the show to act in a producer role, plus bits of writing and perhaps directing, but in the main everything's done by teams of writers up to and above a dozen people. If they like a show, and it tests well in the pilot screenings in public, then they'll commission it, with the writing staff usually two or three episodes behind the one being shown to limit costs (this is why you get mid-season breaks in shows like Lost, it's the writing staff taking a break or the network rearranging their schedule to fit in other major shows). It means you get a huge churn effect, where the comedy is pumped out - this tends to dumb the shows down over time (just look at Family Guy for example), but if the show's popular it creates a massive cash cow for the network that they can rely on to fill time slots once a week for half a year.
massive jump up for the 2nd series, also "the highest audience of 2009 for E4". no way its the last series
They've avoided the hole that Skins fell into, so they could have up to six series if needed.
I'm always confused by the English school system and the names for years and stuff. So I just decided I'd assume that they were in their last year.
So, yeah, I'm pretty sure they've planned this just for the eventuality they might get up to six series (Peep Show has only just managed it, and it's a similar kind of show with a similar writing process).
Did you watch it at the right time this week?
I'll need to watch it again to remember the best quotes, but 'Something about you needing a queering aide' was fucking amazing.
"So you fell asleep in the day, had a wet dream and now all your pubes have fallen out?"
I don't want it to end.
lolsome and disgusting :D HALLARIOUS
or just gross boys being gross? I squirmed a good few times.
but that was pretty gross.
You wanted to stop it.
it's the hot girl from that tv ad
with the witch
any jackass could write this shit