Monday, 7 July 2008

"Just because I'm rich, doesn't mean I'm a bitch"

Here's Ja'mie King the queen of schoolgirl bitches. She's a private school student on an exchange programme to the public school Summer Heights High. Only 4 episodes in and this Australian comedy has turned out to be classic TV. Airing on Tuesday nights on BBC Three, Chris Lilley, a 33 year old bloke, plays the three main characters, the aforementioned 16 year old Ja'mie, gay drama teacher Mr G. and the teen delinquent, Jonah Takalua. Summer Heights High , shot in mockumentary style, is brilliantly observed. Like Catherine Tate, part of its appeal lies in the fact that we're watching an adult in their mid-thirties playing teenagers - that scene where Ja'mie flirts with a 13 year old boy is wrong on so many levels!

1 comment:

Adem With An E said...

"I forgot to feed the guinea pig..."

I love that you're loving it. Have you started on We Can Be Heroes yet??