When is Jake going to bring round his mysterious girlfriend? Why is Karen suddenly so obsessed with 'browsing'?... and just what is Ben up to with the washing machine? These are just some of the tricky questions facing Pete and Sue in the forth series of hit comedy Outnumbered. A year is a long time in the Brockman household. But older doesn't necessarily mean wiser as the family negotiate a host of new challenges. In this brand new series, Jake wrangles with Mum and Dad about the source of his cash flow; Ben baffles his secondary school classmates, and teachers, with perplexing particle physics theories and Karen has joined a coven of fashion obsessed 9 year-old girls. While shopping may now be a vital pursuit, her grasp of logic and reason remain as finely honed as ever. Charity workers beware... Meanwhile, Pete and Sue have concerns of their own; next door's Labrador for one and Auntie Angela is back from the states, but where's her husband, Brick?
A burst of English comedy genius.
- Outnumbered: Series 4 review by JD
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You rated this film: 5
The whole series is good but this era is awesome. The children are now 9 - 15 and the challenges as intense as ever. The writing is very well observed and there will be some resonance with most families albeit Karen is a little precocious. The style is very English, a welcome change from the studio audience who laugh every 5 seconds, and without the projected acting endemic in other sit-coms. All the child actors are very gifted (certainly 3 leagues better than the Harry Potter children) and few could pull off such a long comedy. By the way don't watch more than a disc a month as I did; too much of a good thing.