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Twentysomething: Season One - TV Series Review

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Published June 2nd 2014
Hilarious misadventures of besties Jess and Josh
The hilarious misadventures of twentysomething best friends, Jess and Josh. Like most that are making the big transition to young adulthood and financial independence, there's fun to be had, but also bills to be paid. Partying up in a share house, Jess and Josh are all about having fun. They're your wild friends who get dragged out of bars for fun. Unfortunately the reality of being unemployed hits hard. They find themselves with no uni degrees/further study options, no jobs and no savings.

Twentysomething season one
Twentysomething season one

What are Jess and Josh to do? Get a job or start studying like their responsible friends? Never! It's get rich quick schemes all the way! This is the real highlight of the show. Although the season is only six episodes long, each one is based on the development of a scheme. From stealing customers on tours of Melbourne to stripper house cleaners, each scheme gets more and more over the top.

Along the way, Jess and Josh face many obstacles to their friendship and their arguments are another highlight of the show. For all of Jess' great ideas, she equally manages to take things too far. Sometimes it takes drastic measures from Josh to make Jess realise enough is enough. Jess Harris and Josh Schmidt play the title characters convincingly with Hamish Blake playing Andy, Jess' on again off again boyfriend.

The story arc also offers various attempts to make Jess and Josh grow up. Jess tries working at a cafe while Josh's older brother, Nick tries to get him to take a job at his advertising firm. For the funlovers being serious and grown up provides a source of tension. Being responsible is not their forte and forcing them into it backfires. My personal favourite is the last episode where Jess and Josh take it to a whole new level.

Twentysomething celebrates the reality of early twentysometings, the dilemma of wanting to have fun versus being penniless. The age of being time rich yet money poor. Jess and Josh act out the crazy get-rich-quick schemes you wanted to do but never had the time for. They've done it for you so you don't have to. So sit back and watch the outrageous fun.

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When: Out now on DVD
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