YMMV: This Is England
The film contains examples of:
- Fridge Brilliance: The actor who plays Combo is of mixed ethnic ancestry and, judging from the name, so is the character. This puts the conversation about black absentee fathers in a hell of a whole new light.
- Funny Moments: Lots.
- Heartwarming Moments: Woody buying Shaun the Ben Sherman shirt.
Shaun: I just wanted to say thanks. This has been the best day of my life.
- Jerkass Woobie: Shane Meadows mentions in the commentary that lots of people told him they felt sorry for Combo even though they didn't like him.
The miniseries provides examples of:
- Funny Moments: The fight between the skinheads and the biker again.
- Complete with Flip hamming it up with the immortal line "You are all standing in the danger zone!"
- Tear Jerker: Lol's confrontation with her father, and Combo's redemptive act afterwards.
- And Lol and Combo's emotional conversation about everything in the following series.