TV Comedy Pick: Fresh Meat

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The next installment in our TV picks series is a student favourite, as it hit far too close to home:

Fresh Meat

First broadcasted in 2011 and now on its third series, Fresh Meat – from the creators of Peep Show – is as hilariously enticing as ever. Following the academic endeavors of the six main protagonists at Manchester University, it is the ideal TV show for students to lose themselves in after a weighty day of lectures.

With the slightly contentious remarks of JP, portrayed by Jack Whitehall, complimented by the  intellectual and literal Howard, the audience is beginning to witness the formation of an unusual friendship in series three. This is paired with the friendship of the blunt Vod and the kowtowing Oregon. These unlikely double acts are complimented by Kingsley and his love interest, Josie. Merge these characters with affluent story lines like having an affair with a teacher, a spontaneous marriage and unfaithful relations and we are provided with engrossing, scandalous, emotionally-indulgent, and funny episodes.

Despite its occasional hyperbolic spontaneity and tendency to cross over the politically correct line, Fresh Meat is a successful show for diverse demographics, but in particular, us students.

Fresh Meat is broadcast on Channel 4 on Mondays at 10pm.

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