This Is England' 90 - Was it miserable enough? Here's how viewers reacted... 6 years ago

This Is England' 90 - Was it miserable enough? Here's how viewers reacted...

You can tell the popularity of a series when a term like 'sniff-banging' starts trending.

This Is England is revered as one of the great British dramas to ever hit our screens and, after a four-year hiatus, we've had the first reunion back with 'the gang'.

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But was it everything we hoped for? It certainly made us laugh far more than it used to.

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Director Shane Meadows has already said the plot isn't as bleak as previous incarnations, like '86, which saw viewers affected by Lol's harrowing rape ordeal.

But let's remember, his style is to warm us up allowing us to become reacquainted with the characters as he prepares to lob the grenades.

It seems the slither of optimism and positivity has thus become a dividing point. Did it have more style over substance?Β Were viewers impressed or disappointed? Here's a round-up of the reaction from fans, famous names, as well as thanks from the cast.

Some people loved it...

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But it wasn't everyone's cup of tea...

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While others only cared about adding 'sniff-banging' to their vocab...

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Plenty of famous names piled on the praise...

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While the cast were buzzing...

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