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'.
But was it everything we hoped for? It certainly made us laugh far more than it used to.
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? 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...
— Mike Morris (@mozza1000) September 13, 2015
— Steve (@heyscubasteve) September 14, 2015
But it wasn't everyone's cup of tea...
This is England 90 is nothing compared to the other series and films :(
— Emily (@emilyissmelly) September 14, 2015
Well #TIE90 is disappointing. Attempting to portray real life conversations by making everyone talk over each other and repeat themselves
— Emma Victoria Harris (@Emma_Victoria_H) September 13, 2015
While others only cared about adding 'sniff-banging' to their vocab...
— Stewart Linehan (@Slinehan78) September 13, 2015
Plenty of famous names piled on the praise...
— Angelos Epithemiou (@Epithemiou) September 13, 2015
— Warren Brown (@warrenisbrown) September 13, 2015
@Vicky_McClure brilliant, utterly brilliant. What a way to end first ep. Can't wait for next week xxx
— edith bowman (@edibow) September 13, 2015
— Gizzi Erskine (@GizziErskine) September 13, 2015
While the cast were buzzing...
— Andrew Shim (@AndrewShim) September 13, 2015
Thank you to everyone for the lovely messages of support tonight - your all amazing ! 🇬🇧 #TIE90
— Jo Hartley (@MissJoHartley) September 13, 2015
— Joe Dempsie (@joedempsie) September 13, 2015
Guys!! Your response is hugely overwhelming. Thank you so much! I'm buzzing! So glad you loved it!
There's lot's more to come!!! #TIE90 ❤️
— Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) September 13, 2015