Okay. Last week I reviewed a show so bad that I’m still angry about it. I saw a trailer for the new episode last night and I got a rash with stress. Huge boils pop out on my neck when I think of the no-dimensional script. So with that, I’m seriously advising that you don’t watch Coming of Age (BBC Three, Tonight, 7 October, 10.30pm). Now, some have suggested that I’ve got this wrong, and some have even assumed my age to conclude that I’m ‘just too old to get it, maaan’. So with that, I’m going to avoid passing further judgement and leave it up to TV Scoop’s readers. Click over for the highlights of their views.
“Right, gimme a sheet of paper, 12 Pints of Guiness and a Vindaloo and ill Sh*t out a better story and better jokes than this. Im its target audience, I LOOOVE Two pints with a passion (except the latest series without ralph)You can see the the jokes coming from a mile off, so obvious and about as intelligent as a Bacon Sandwich Shop in a Mosque. All the actors (if you can call them that) straight out of stage school, if they even went, gimme he half our of my life back argh! Avoid like syphillis” – Mathew
“It’s definitely the worst thing I’ve ever seen on BBC Three and that’s really saying something.” – Clem
“I’m a teenage child, I imagine I am the target audience for this, I’d rather get 2 spoons and stick them in my eyes just so I didn’t have to see this on the sky guide ever again.
Kill it.” – Luke Shoveller
“I saw an advert for it and it filled me with so much rage I had to go for a cigarette. BBC3 really is where comedy goes to die.” – Matt
“I don’t object to crass humour… if it’s funny. I don’t object to dark situations… if it’s funny (see: Nighty Night). I do object to creepy cringeworthy bullying TV without a half measure of wit to go around. Possibly the worst thing was all that canned laughter. So much of it and so loud and obnoxious it made me feel even less like laughing.” – Pixy “This program was a load of crap…. i turned onto this and my soul died.” – Andrew
“…sub ‘Carry On’ innuendo laden piece of rubbish, its really really that bad! After Summer Heights High and How Not to Live Your Life i had high hopes for BBC3 Comedy, but the guys behind this stuff need to be locked in a cellar with Josef Fritzl for their crimes against comedy!” – Dave Cooper
“This is the worst programme on tv ever… pointelss jokes for braindead people.” – would-be-writer
“These attempts at dark, risqué moments are so out of place, that if you imagine 3 of the teletubbies walking into a room to find that poe has hung himself, you are close to matching the ridiculousness of it. ‘Coming of age’ is the crying, shitting, dribbling infant of ‘Two pints’. Undernourished, teething and *sniff sniff* in need of a change.” – Matty Pux
“Anyone who finds Coming of Age funny is basically an idiot. Simple as that. “But you don’t get it, blah blah blah”. What’s to get, the jokes are inane, predictable and an insult to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together.” – Bilbo Hicks
See? Told you it was rubbish. Avoid like the plague, even if you’re curious.