Fans of The Inbetweeners have dismissed a reunion special of the iconic comedy as “awful” after it aired last night.
The Fwends Reunited show marked the 10th anniversary of the Channel 4 comedy and saw the cast joining forces once more to share their memories.
But despite the actual sitcom remaining hugely popular, it seems that the one-off reunion didn’t go down so well.
Watched an hour of that #FwendsReunited was bloody awful to be fair. Cringe interviews and you could tell no one wanted to be there. I thought it was gonna be a new episode how wrong could I be. Peter Andre turned up ffs think that explains everything wrong with it! #Inbetweeners
— Peter Sandland (@Pete_Sandy) January 2, 2019
“Watched an hour of that
#FwendsReunited was bloody awful to be fair. Cringe interviews and you could tell no one wanted to be there. I thought it was gonna be a new episode how wrong could I be. Peter Andre turned up ffs think that explains everything wrong with it!” wrote one user.
They weren’t alone – others raged after mistakenly believing that it would be a new episode of The Inbetweeners.
“What the fucking fuck is this!? Was expecting a new, two hour long episode of the inbetweeners. 2019 ruined already,” wrote one user.
What the fucking fuck is this!? Was expecting a new, two hour long episode of the inbetweeners. 2019 ruined already. #inbetweeners
— Lee ? (@LeeJSibbert) January 1, 2019
so disappointed it’s not an actual new 2 hour episode of the inbetweeners
— jam (@JamieClay_) January 1, 2019
Slightly gutted thought this #inbetweeners was new episodes not this shite
— Alexander (@bafc_alex) January 1, 2019
Truly disappointed , I actually thought they filmed a new episode of inbetweeners for the 10 year but no ??♀️ #FwendsReunion
— Sash X x x (@sasharolfe) January 1, 2019
Others questioned the dynamic and feel of the show – claiming it felt forced and awkward.
Watching the Inbetweeners reunion and dividing my time between pissing myself laughing and wanting to vom at the amount of cringe, awkward interviews
— Rhianna Dhillon (@RhiannaDhillon) January 1, 2019
This show feels awkward and so fucking forced !! James buckley ligit looks like he could go to sleep , and joe thomas looks as though hes daydreaming about being somewhere fucking better ffs #inbetweeners
— sarah smith (@sehsmiffy) January 1, 2019
— TWJ (@IrnBruRevolutio) January 1, 2019
Despite the lukewarm reaction, there was some unexpected revelations – including the fact that Matt Smith almost bagged the role of Will.
It came after creator Iain Morris revealed the near-casting in 2009 – telling Digital Spy that Dominic Cooper was also previously considered for the role.
“We auditioned literally 1000 people – including Matt Smith who is the new Doctor. And I’m sure Dominic Cooper at one point too. ‘He was brilliant – down to the last two for Will, I think. I think he was a bit too dashing!” said Morris.