Following the exploits of hapless millennials Meg (Jessica Knappett), Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley) and Laura (Lauren O’Rourke), Drifters is slightly more obscene version of “The Inbetweeners” with the main protagonists struggling to get a grip of their lives as they pass their mid-20s in the city of Leeds.
Written by Knappett who plays the main protagonist, the show starts with her and cousin Bunny arriving back from a gap year in India. Without much by way of qualifications and very little social awareness, they join up with best friend Lauren on an odyssey to prove family members and friends that accuse them of being wasters wrong.
Taking on a plethora of menial jobs in an effort to make ends meet, the trio engage in all kinds of schemes to fast track their way to exciting careers, stable relationships and proprietors of nice things.
There are cameos from the great and the good of British comedy including Bob Mortimer who play’s Meg’s increasingly frustrated father.
Some extremely cringeworthy sexual capers that you might not want to watch with your Nan and a lot of scenes are punctuated by a litany of crude language but it’s worth putting on if you fancy a laugh with your takeaway on a Friday night.
Viewed: December 2020