Saturday, 31 March 2018

Theme Time: Amanda Palmer - Drifters

Sometimes, I have to admit I get things wrong.

In 2013, I watched the first two episodes of the E4 sitcom Drifters and hated it so much I posted a scathing review on here.

However, a friend whose opinion I value, recommended I give it another try and I'm currently halfway through the second series and I'm struggling to see why I found it so objectionable after all. Certainly the first two episodes - indeed much of series one overall - aren't exceptionally good, but I do feel that Drifters slowly finds its feet and it is quite endearing and funny thanks to the performances of the central trio Jessica Knappett (who created and wrote the series), Lydia Rose Bewley and Lauren O'Rourke.

So this post is by way of an apology for my earlier criticism and a chance to share the theme tune, the ramshackle glory of Amanda Palmer's Leeds United


  1. I think "Drifters"is one of those "Marmite" TV shows that you either like or loathe. I think it's funny.

  2. I like Marmite :)

    Nah seriously, I'm glad I gave it a 2nd chance

  3. You do need to get past the first episode. Once the programme rethinks Laura and Bunny's characters it finds itself.

    1. Bunny's character especially quickly changes from airhead dippy hippy to rampant conceited sex goddess.