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The first season began airing in Australia on [=ABC2=] on the 28th of February 2013.

On July 2013 it was announced that the series would air in the United States as part of the launch programming of Pivot, a new digital cable and satellite television channel. On that same month they announced they had picked up the show for a second season.
Season 2 premiered in the US on the 9th of August and on the 12th in Australia.

On July 2014 Pivot announced they had picked up the show for a third season.

On July 2016, it was announced that the show had been picked up for a fourth season.

On January 2017, Creator/JoshThomas announced on his twitter that season 4 was the last.

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The first season began airing in Australia on [=ABC2=] on the 28th of 28 February 2013.

On In July 2013 2013, it was announced that the series would air in the United States as part of the launch programming of Pivot, a new digital cable and satellite television channel. On that same month they announced they had picked up the show for a second season.
season. Season 2 premiered in the US on the 9th of August and on the 12th in Australia.

On In July 2014 2014, Pivot announced they had picked up the show for a third season.

On In July 2016, it was announced that the show had been picked up for a fourth season.

On In January 2017, Creator/JoshThomas announced on his twitter that season 4 was the last.


* ComicRolePlay: Alan helps Arnold practice coming out to his dad by role playing the scenario with him (which later leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming).

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* ComicRolePlay: Alan helps Arnold practice coming out to his dad by role playing the scenario with him (which later leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming).him.


[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/safe_image_1692.jpeg]] ''Please Like Me'' is an Australian television comedy series airing on Creator/TheABC starring comedian Creator/JoshThomas. The series revolves around [[TheDanza Josh]], a university student and his coming to terms with his sexuality, and the seemingly impossibly search for love.

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[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/safe_image_1692.jpeg]] ''Please Like Me'' is an Australian television comedy series airing on Creator/TheABC starring comedian Creator/JoshThomas. The series revolves around [[TheDanza Josh]], a university student and his coming to terms with his sexuality, and the seemingly impossibly impossible search for love.

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** The series as a whole starts and ends with [[spoiler:Rose's suicide attempt and then her completed suicide]].


** Tom eats some truffled macaroni and cheese he finds in the fridge, not knowing it has sentimental significance to Josh. Josh gets revenge by [[DisproportionateRetributionbarricading Tom in his room and turning off the wifi.

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** Tom eats some truffled macaroni and cheese he finds in the fridge, not knowing it has sentimental significance to Josh. Josh gets revenge by [[DisproportionateRetributionbarricading [[DisproportionateRetribution barricading Tom in his room and turning off the wifi.wifi]].


* BumblingDad: Alan is a downplayed version: while he supports Josh financially [[spoiler:until he retires]], he’s fairly clueless and awkward.
* CampGay: Josh is a borderline case, in that his only camp characteristic is that he can be a bit effeminate and wimpy. In ‘Portuguese Custard Tarts’, Alan is worried that he might have cause him to turn gay because he didn’t snip these behaviours in the bud.
** Arnold, like Josh, can also be somewhat effeminate (he's soft spoken, dresses quite fashionable and is seen wearing a large "manbag"). It is worth noting that when he's in the mental hospital he dresses far more casually - so the way he dresses could be related to his insecurities. He also used to be a choir singer, which is considered to be very camp by his dad.

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* BumblingDad: Alan is a downplayed version: while he supports he's clearly successful enough to afford a luxurious lifestyle while supporting Josh financially [[spoiler:until he retires]], at the same time (until his early retirement), he’s fairly clueless and awkward.
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* CampGay: Josh is a borderline case, in that his only real camp characteristic is that he can be a bit effeminate and wimpy. In ‘Portuguese Custard Tarts’, Alan is worried that he might have cause him to turn gay because he didn’t snip these behaviours behaviors in the bud.
** Arnold, like Josh, can is also be somewhat effeminate (he's soft spoken, dresses quite fashionable and is often seen wearing a large "manbag"). It is worth noting that when he's in the mental hospital he dresses far more casually - so the way he dresses could be related to his insecurities. He also used to be a choir singer, which is considered to be very camp by his dad.



* ComicRolePlay: Alan helps Arnold practice coming out to his dad by role playing the scenario with him.

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* ComicRolePlay: Alan helps Arnold practice coming out to his dad by role playing the scenario with him.him (which later leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming).



** Rose, Hannah, Arnold and Ginger are all mentally ill, and spend most of the second series at a mental hospital.

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** Ella is a textbook definition of a Cloudcuckoolander, gets anxious while alone (even for short periods) and is terribly insecure about herself and her relationships.
** Rose, Hannah, Arnold and Ginger are all mentally ill, and spend most large parts of the second series at a mental hospital.



** Rose, at the very start of the series, although she survives. [[spoiler:Also at the end of the first series, but she changes her mind and survives again.]]
** [[spoiler: Ginger]], in the middle of second series.
** [[spoiler: Rose tries again during the fourth series, and succeeds this time. It's implied this attempt was not spontaneous like the first two, as she is seen holding a note for Josh.]]

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** Rose, Rose attempts suicide more of less spontaneously at the very start of the series, although she survives. [[spoiler:Also [[spoiler:She has another attempt at the end of the first series, but she changes her mind and survives again.]]
** [[spoiler: Ginger]], Ginger, successfully]], in the middle of second series.
** [[spoiler: Rose tries attempts suicide again during the fourth series, and succeeds this time. It's implied this attempt was not spontaneous like the first two, as she is seen holding a note for Josh.]]



** Averted twice: In 'Margherita' Patrick walks in the ocean naked at night while high and could have quite possibly drowned if Josh didn't save him. In 'Natural Spring Water' Josh, Tom and Arnold take MDMA. While Josh and Arnold are just very affectionate towards each other and don't experience any negative effects, they all get overconfident which leads to Tom breaking his arm.

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** Averted twice: In 'Margherita' Patrick walks in the ocean naked at night while high and could have quite possibly have drowned if Josh didn't save him. In 'Natural Spring Water' Josh, Tom and Arnold take MDMA. While Josh and Arnold are just very affectionate towards each other and don't experience any negative effects, they all get overconfident which leads to Tom breaking his arm.



* ForcedOutOfTheCloset: Geoffrey outs Josh to his dad, Peg outs Josh to his mom (and Peg's whole church). Both outings are treated as a nonissue, as Josh doesn't really seem to mind.

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* ForcedOutOfTheCloset: Geoffrey outs Josh to his dad, Peg outs Josh to his mom (and later Peg's whole church). Both outings are treated as a nonissue, as Josh doesn't really seem to mind.



* TheFundamentalist: Auntie Peg is a subversion, originally portrayed as homophobic due to her fierce adherence to religion, warms up to Rose and Josh and [[spoiler:delivers a speech re-affirming her dedication to Josh despite his homosexuality]]. In the season finale, [[spoiler:Josh reads at the funeral the note she left behind, which says she was actually going to church mostly out of inertia after a while]].

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* TheFundamentalist: Auntie Peg is a subversion, subversion; originally portrayed as homophobic due to her fierce adherence to religion, she warms up to Rose and Josh and [[spoiler:delivers a speech re-affirming her dedication to Josh despite his homosexuality]]. In the season finale, [[spoiler:Josh reads at the funeral the note she left behind, which says she was actually going to church mostly out of inertia after a while]].



** In ‘Rhubarb and Custard’, Rose inverts this by telling a lot of embarrassing truths to everyone, including her expressed surprise at Niamh still being a part of the group (‘I admire your tenacity!’) and that Josh has a crush on Patrick, while she’s off her meds.
** In ‘Sausage Sizzle’, Claire gets drunk at Jenny’s play and tells her [[spoiler:they saw her menstrual pad’s wings during the play]] when they meet up after.
** In 'Eggplant', Arnold tells Josh he loves him for the first time while drunk. Overall, Arnold is more honest when drunk, lampshading how [[spoiler:his feelings for Josh are deteriorating regularly during season 4, and his issues with him.]]

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** In ‘Rhubarb and Custard’, Rose inverts this when she's off her meds by telling a lot of embarrassing truths to everyone, including her expressed surprise at Niamh still being a part of the group (‘I admire your tenacity!’) and that Josh has a crush on Patrick, while she’s off her meds.
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** In ‘Sausage Sizzle’, Claire gets drunk at Jenny’s play and tells her [[spoiler:they that they saw her menstrual pad’s wings during the play]] play when they meet up after.
** In 'Eggplant', Arnold tells Josh he loves him for the first time while drunk. Overall, Arnold is more honest when drunk, lampshading how [[spoiler:his feelings for Josh are deteriorating regularly during season 4, and his issues with him.]]him]].



** Tom eats some truffled macaroni and cheese he finds in the fridge, not knowing it has sentimental significance to Josh. Josh gets revenge by barricading Tom in his room and turning off the wifi.

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** Tom eats some truffled macaroni and cheese he finds in the fridge, not knowing it has sentimental significance to Josh. Josh gets revenge by barricading [[DisproportionateRetributionbarricading Tom in his room and turning off the wifi.


** Season 1: [[spoiler: Rose attempts suicide again, Geoffrey and Josh have broken up and Aunt Peg is dead, but Josh is there for Rose, Rose decided to cling to her will to live, Auntie Peg managed to reconcile with Josh and Rose, Josh and Geoffrey are happy to just be friends and Rose and Mae are friends.]]
** Season 2: [[spoiler: Josh and Arnold's date is ruined by a very drunk and high Patrick, which culminates in Arnold having another anxiety attack and checking himself back into the hospital. Mae rejects Alan's marriage proposal, and Tom is so desperate that he almost has sex with a prostitute. On the other hand, Rose and Hannah decide to check out of the hospital, to start their lives anew, and Josh accepts that - for the moment - he and Arnold can just be friends and shows up at the hospital to support him.]]
** Season 3: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], tensions escalate over Christmas lunch, which leads to Arnold having another anxiety attack, declining Josh's offer to move in with him and leaving to spend Christmas with his own family. After delivering an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to his friends and family, the episode ultimately ends with Josh eating a trifle in the park, alone.]]
** Season 4: [[spoiler: Rose finally kills herself. Her house is held in auction and with the money Josh buys a new apartment with noisy neighbours, Hannah finds some peace with an old flame, Alan learns to grief Rose but her relationship with Mae is better than ever and Grace is growing to be a beautiful girl, Ella breaks up with Tom just when they are finally moving together, Tom comes back to live with Josh just like they were at the beginning of the show.]]

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** Season 1: [[spoiler: Rose attempts suicide again, Geoffrey and Josh have broken up and Aunt Peg is dead, but Josh is there for Rose, Rose decided to cling to her will to live, Auntie Aunt Peg managed to reconcile with Josh and Rose, Rose before her death, Josh and Geoffrey are happy to just be friends and Rose and Mae are have become friends.]]
** Season 2: [[spoiler: Josh and Arnold's date is ruined by a very drunk and high Patrick, which culminates in Arnold having another anxiety attack and checking himself back into the hospital. Mae rejects Alan's marriage proposal, and Tom is so desperate that he almost has sex with a prostitute. On the other hand, Rose and Hannah decide to check out of the hospital, hospital to start their lives anew, and Josh accepts that - for the moment - he and Arnold can just be friends and shows up at the hospital to support him.]]
** Season 3: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], tensions escalate over Christmas lunch, which leads to Arnold having another anxiety attack, declining Josh's offer to move in with him and leaving to spend Christmas with his own family. After delivering an epic TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to his friends and family, the episode ultimately ends with Josh eating a the trifle in the park, alone.]]
** Season 4: [[spoiler: Rose finally kills herself. Her committed suicide and her house is held in auction and with the money sold. Josh buys a new nice apartment with the inheritance (although it has noisy neighbours, neighbours). Hannah finds some peace with an old flame, Alan learns to grief Rose but her his relationship with Mae is better than ever and Grace is growing to be a beautiful girl, girl. Ella breaks up with Tom just when they are finally moving together, Tom comes back together. This leads to live with Josh just and Tom living together again, bot single, like they were at the beginning of the show.]]


* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Alan wants to avert this with his and Mae’s daughter Grace and retires early, forcing Josh to earn his own income.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Alan wants to avert this with his and Mae’s daughter Grace and retires early, forcing Josh (who's been living on his fathers financial support up to that moment) to earn his own income.


* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Alan wants to avert this with his and Mae’s daughter Grace, making him [[spoiler:tell Josh to get a job and declare that he’s retiring]] in ‘Lapin la Cocotte’.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Alan wants to avert this with his and Mae’s daughter Grace, making him [[spoiler:tell Grace and retires early, forcing Josh to get a job and declare that he’s retiring]] in ‘Lapin la Cocotte’.earn his own income.


* [[BritishBrevity Australian Brevity]]: The first series has 6 episodes, the second and third all of 10.

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* [[BritishBrevity Australian Brevity]]: The first and fourth series has have 6 episodes, the second and third all of 10.



* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Josh and Tom get three pet chicks ([[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous named Shakira, Beyonce and Adele]]) thinking they're all female. When Adele grows up, they realize she's actually a rooster.

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* YourTomcatIsPregnant: Josh and Tom get three pet chicks ([[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous named Shakira, Beyonce and Adele]]) thinking they're all female. When Adele grows up, they realize it turns out that she's actually a rooster.


* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:In season 1, Geoffrey’s affections for Josh are mostly unrequited. In season 2, Josh’s affections for Patrick are unrequited, despite some hinting at the opposite.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[spoiler:In In season 1, Geoffrey’s affections for Josh are mostly unrequited. In season 2, Josh’s affections for Patrick are unrequited, despite some hinting at the opposite.]]


** In ‘Spanish Eggs’, Josh references ''DegrassiJuniorHigh''.

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** In ‘Spanish Eggs’, Josh references ''DegrassiJuniorHigh''.''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh''.


[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/safe_image_1692.jpeg]] ''Please Like Me'' is an Australian television comedy series airing on TheABC starring comedian Creator/JoshThomas. The series revolves around [[TheDanza Josh]], a university student and his coming to terms with his sexuality, and the seemingly impossibly search for love.

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[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/safe_image_1692.jpeg]] ''Please Like Me'' is an Australian television comedy series airing on TheABC Creator/TheABC starring comedian Creator/JoshThomas. The series revolves around [[TheDanza Josh]], a university student and his coming to terms with his sexuality, and the seemingly impossibly search for love.


** [[spoiler: At the series finale Tom and Josh are both single and living together again at Josh's new apartment.]]

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** [[spoiler: At In the series finale Tom and Josh are both single and living together again at Josh's new apartment.]]


** [[spoiler: Rose leaves a note for Josh when she successfully attempts suicide for the third time. It has yet to be revealed what's in it though.]]

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** [[spoiler: Rose leaves a note for Josh when she successfully attempts suicide for the third time. It has yet to be It's never revealed what's in it though.though, since season 4 was the last for the show.]]

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