YMMV / Outnumbered

  • Creator's Pet: Karen definitely comes across this way. Sorry, she can be horrible to anyone and everyone, and nearly everytime she is shown to be "right".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Karen is very popular due to her persistent questions, Literal-Minded way of thinking and odd Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant moments.
  • Iron Woobie: Sue and Karen. The former in Season 2 and a small bit of 3, the latter in 4 when she's stuck trying to impress a group of friends led by a manipulative Rich Bitch.
  • Jerk Ass: Karen's headmaster is a massive one to Karen, channeling The Trunchbull (ironic, given how she was ranting about how she hates Roald Dahl) by essentially telling Karen that she's nothing special and that she's a stupid little girl for thinking otherwise. Whether you think the speech was needed for Karen to Take A Level In Kindness or not, it was still incredibly nasty and not at all something anyone in charge of children should do.
  • Jerkass Woobie: How do you make Angela sympathetic again after what she's done? Have her new husband turn out to be violently abusive to both her and to their kids, who now serve as her Morality Pets. Jake and Grandad fit more under "Jerk With A Heart of Gold Woobie". The former struggles with girls and clearly struggles to get out of his parents shadow. The latter has senile dementia and was abandoned by Angela, and eventually loses his ability to remember things without medication, forgetting even his own daughter.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • When Angela abandons her father to go back to travelling in the US.
    • Brick abusing Angela and threatening her via his solicitors is also pretty low, even if she is really bitchy. It's revealed he locked his eldest in their room for hours at a time and had his first wife committed too.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 4 is considered a low point amongst with characters such as Karen and Ben getting less screen time, and the 'kids talking naturally' gag sounding more like scripted Adorably Precocious Child talk.
  • Tear Jerker: Now has its own page.
  • The Woobie:
    • Alexa, the daughter of Jane. Stuck in a messy argument between an angry and implied to be abusive father and her mum, who is too eager to share her problems with others and can't get her act together.
    • Sue rockets into this status at the end of Season 1 and throughout Season 2 due to Angela's behaviour and her dad's deteriorating condition.
    • Jake throughout Season 1 as he's struggling with some pretty horrible bullying and too scared to tell anyone.
    • There are a few offscreen ones too. Karen's friend Maisy suffers from an abusive father who's implied to have tried entering her house.
    • Season 4 turns all of Brick's children into these.
    • With Jane, this is Played for Laughs as she seems to have no end of problems.