Twen­tysome­thing

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Thurs­day, 8.30pm, ABC2 In­cred­i­bly, it was in Septem­ber 2011 that the de­but of the lo­cally made se­ries Twen­tysome­thing came to our screens. At the time I wrote that the slight new com­edy gets to the heart of what it means to be a self­ab­sorbed, un­em­ployed, pos­si­bly home­less, com­pletely un­trained 20-some­thing with a strong con­vic­tion that the world owes you a liv­ing. Un­can­nily, warmth built for the en­tirely un­lik­able and pushy Jess (Jess Har­ris) and her gorm­less mate Josh (Josh Sch­midt), just as it once did for the char­ac­ters in Kath & Kim. We know th­ese an­noy­ing lit­tle rat­bags be­cause se­cretly we once were them. At the end of sea­son one, Jess and Josh left for Bri­tain. Now, af­ter two years in real time (and four months in the show) the rats are back in Ev­ery­one Loves a Come­back. Of that I am not en­tirely sure. This is a com­edy of dis­com­fort with firm em­pha­sis on the pain — in the neck.

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