Comedy about four 16-year-old female best-friends struggling through life, love, family and school
- 2012 - 2013 (BBC Three)
- 12 (2 series)
- Adelayo Adedayo, Natasha Jonas, Mandeep Dhillon, Alice Felgate, Dolly Wells, Colin Salmon, Nathan Bryon, Franz Drameh, Jassa Ahluwalia, Nick Holder, Sarah Hoare
- Bernadette Davis
- Hat Trick Productions
Some Girls is about the lives and loves of a group of quirky 16-year-old girls who play on the same school football team and live on the same inner city estate. We join them on their bumpy journey through adolescence taking in boys, sex, cliques, teachers, heartbreak, fun and even some football along the way.
At the heart of the comedy is Viva, whose ambition is to "stay motivated" and become a top child psychologist on Living TV.
In the meantime she's happy analysing her friends. She lives with her dad Rob, who is "hot for an old guy", and her stepmother Anna, a New Zealander who also happens to be Viva's sadistic PE teacher.
Viva is great friends with Holli, whose entertaining, violent outbursts are legendary. Saz and Amber complete the gang. They talk about everything from history homework to their ambitions in life. They share everything: their clothes, their moods, their secrets and - occasionally - their mothers' tranquillisers.
Our Review: It'd be fair to say that we approached Some Girls Series 1 with more than a little bit of trepidation. Our fears, however, proved thankfully unfounded. The series that emerged was a touching and often laugh-out-loud hilarious portrayal of a female youth experience.
As with any comedy, there were a few quibbles here and there, but on the whole both writing and fantastic casting entwined to produce six wonderful half hours of situation comedy.
The second series, if anything, was even better than the first: jam-packed with laughs, wonderfully endearing and varied characters, and refreshing streak of insanity, it made us laugh out loud rather a lot indeed.