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As If

All Episodes 2001 - 2004

  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 2001-01-22T01:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 1 day, 14 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama, Comedy
The series focused on six young adults (henceforth: the group) who lived in London. Each episode was presented from a different character's point of view, which was never done before in a comedy-drama television show In the beginning, the gang was divided in two. We learn Sooz, Jamie and Alex are good friends. Jamie has a crush on Nikki, who he sees as a nice, innocent, delicate girl. Nikki was friends with Sasha, who was in a relationship with Rob. When Jamie invited Nikki to a fake party, the destinies of these six persons crossed and friendships were born. While Rob, Jamie and Alex became good friends, Nikki and Sasha didn't get along with Sooz, although they three had their moments together.

76 episodes

1x01 Jamie's POV

  • Series Premiere

    2001-01-22T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

This episode is all from the point of view of Jamie, a typical teenager whose main thoughts are girls and parties. Jaime's latest crush is Nicki, who's just split up with her latest boyfriend. Sooz is the dark and struggling artist of the group with her many piercings and tattoos and an attitude that scares most guys away. Rob is a young man who works at a coffee bar and is in a relationship with Sasha, Nicki's best friend. Finally there's Alex who who is best mates with Jaimie and a pal to Sooz but who has a secret.

1x02 Sooz's POV

  • 2001-01-23T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

In this episode we are shown life from Sooz's point of view for the first time. On the outside, Sooz is a grungy, tough, unique, rebellious teenager with multiple peircings and dreadlocks. On the inside we learn she is quite insecure, and has a deep crush on her friend, Rob. Sooz is working on an art project and tries to photograph people's tattoos, but no one shows up to be her model. Jamie says it's because she scares men. Rob, seeing that Sasha is going out with a new guy, offers to pose for Sooz to get Sasha jealous and turns up at her house. Sooz takes photos of Rob's tattoo and the pair find they get on well. She ends up painting a tattoo on his back and while she trys to hide her feelings, they have a moment. Sooz lets spill that Sasha is getting serious with her new boyfriend but is unable to reveal how she feels to Rob.

1x03 Alex's POV

  • 2001-01-24T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

While still not ready to tell his parents he's gay, Alex tries to meet an attractive man he saw on the club, even though all his friends keep telling him it'll never happen. When he finally gets a date with the guy (after joining the gym just so he could talk to him), Al's looks are ruined by Sasha's fight with Chris (who was only with her for sex). He tries to borrow some of Jamie's clothes, but Jamie is too busy with a girl on the internet. So Al has to go to Dan's house looking like crap, and Dan takes care of him. Al lies about his age, following Sooz's advice that the age difference would ruin it. Dan tells Alex he's a cop.

1x04 Jamie's POV

  • 2001-01-25T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jamie finally gets a real date with the woman he's been chatting on the internet for the past weeks. He's apprehensive because he lied about his age and job, and still has to put up with all the teasing from his friends who keep telling him how horrible this person might be. When he finally meets Gabi, he finds out she's much older than him. Still, they have a great night out and end up having sex. She reveals to him she has a son, and after they discuss their age difference issue, she breaks up with him because she feels like he won't be able to give her what she wants: love. Jamie tells his friends he's the one who dumped her. Meanwhile, Al is trying to adjust to his relationship with Dan. Rob's obsession by Sasha just gets worse after he develops problems at home.

1x05 Nicki's POV

  • 2001-01-26T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sooz flirts with a french guy at a party, but Nicki takes advantage of her shyness and steals the guy from Sooz. Louise, the annoying girl, is once again bothering everyone to sing a petition to help cows, so to get rid of the girl the gang tells her to go protest against a local merchant who sells zebra carpets. She goes to jail, and Nicki tries to raise money to help Louise (and relieve her guilty conscience), but Louise doesn't want Nicki's help. Meanwhile, Rob says he's done with Sasha, who tries to get him back. Sooz tells Jamie she likes Rob. Louise gets a date with a guy that tried to help her at the street. Nicki finally realizes that she's a crappy friend and has never been in love (and also steals other people's boyfriends, like she did with Sooz and just did with Louise...).

1x06 Sasha's POV

  • 2001-01-29T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sasha's mom is away for the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity for Sasha to ask Rob to come over so they can talk -- and get back together, which is what Sasha really wants. Sooz and Al listen to Nicki and Sasha talking so they decide to play a little trick on Jamie and tell him to show up at Sasha's dressed up as Bugs Bunny. Sasha and Rob finally talk, and he tells her his problems concerning his father's alcoholism and how he beat him up. Sasha and Rob finally sleep together, but Rob doesn't seem fully happy about it.

1x07 Alex's POV

  • 2001-01-30T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Ever since Alex met Dan, their relationship has been nothing but lies. Alex still doesn't have the courage to tell Dan the truth about him. Meanwhile, the school computers have been stolen and Officer Parker arrives at the school to handle the case. Alex has a very hard time covering his lies. He is asked to answer questions on the missing computers, and Dan overhears Alex telling the other cop his real age. Dan says they're finished, and Al feels the consequences of his lies. He unsuccessfully tries to get Dan's forgiveness by telling him the whole truth, but the damage is too big to be fixed. They're finished.

1x08 Nicki's POV

  • 2001-01-31T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Nikki is still seeing Gary behind Louise's back, but when she meets an attractive man at the coffee place she doesn't think twice before posing as a model to go out with him and blow her friends off. He takes her to a fancy dinner and later to a hotel room where they spend the night together. The next morning the man is gone - and so is her credit card. She is left with a £600 debt and has nobody to call for help, except Alex. Poor Alex has to call Dan to save Nikki, which eliminates what could have been a last chance for them to get back together. Nikki realizes the mistake she made, but leave her alone for two seconds and she'll be jumping right into another man's bed, proving she still hasn't changed at all.

1x09 Rob's POV

  • 2001-02-01T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Pushed by Sasha, Rob decides to go back home after staying with Jamie for awhile. His father wants him to help paint a room in the house, but Rob already made plans with Sasha. Rob's dad hits him and he hides from Sasha at Jamie's. Sasha finds out what happened and goes to Rob's house to tell his father how abusive he is. Rob walks in with Sasha yelling at Steve, and after Sasha leaves Rob and his father have a fight. Only this time Rob fights back. Now he is definitely out of the house, and until he finds a place of his own he'll stay at Jamie's. Meanwhile, Nicki is turned down by all her friends (even Sasha), which makes her wonder if there is really something wrong with her.

1x10 Sooz's POV

  • 2001-02-02T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Rob suggests that Nicki and Sasha take Sooz out to the nightclub they are going when he can't make it, but the girls aren't too sure. Sooz decides to go because it's a really good club, and the girls head off for a night out. Jamie meets Gabi on the street and Al starts to drink to forget Dan. The girls go to the night club and Sasha leaves the other two there to go home for Rob. Nicki is trying to stay "men-free" and who else could help her but Sooz, the men repellent? But Sooz is trying to forget Rob now that he's back with Sasha, and flirts with a guy after taking lessons from Nicki and Sasha. Nicki gets in the way, but luckily Sooz runs into the guy again. They go over to her place, but she is unable to do anything serious with him because she's not up for just sex, especially seeing as she's still a virgin. She kicks him out, and he insults her. Sooz curls up in her bed, upset and leaves an upset voice message on Jamie's phone as he's asleep.

1x11 Jamie's POV

  • 2001-02-05T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jamie is going crazy with the thought that Gabi maybe pregnant with his child. He's at first terrified with the possibility of becoming a father at age 18, but after thinking it over he decides to be there for her. She tells him it's not his baby, but he still wants to be involved. He volunteers to take care of her son for a few hours while she has some time for herself, but is devastated when she tells him she's back with her husband. Meanwhile, Sasha keeps blowing Rob off for a night out with the girls and Alex goes on internet dates with men whose jobs are similar to Dan's. Nevertheless he's still not interested in any of them because "they're not Dan".

1x12 Truth or Dare

  • 2001-02-06T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The group decides to play truth or dare. Nicki and Sasha only want to laugh at the other's secrets, and everyone else feels uncomfortable and embarrassed. Among dares such as kisses and revealing imtimate secrets, Nicki and Sasha laugh at Jamie when he tries to share an emotional moment. During a dare where they both have to run around the block in their underwear, Sooz and Rob nearly share a kiss. Sasha keeps going after Sooz and tries to humiliate her. Sooz is cornered by the girls about her sexual experiences while Sasha shares with the others her horrible experience with a virgin boy. She ridicules him, which hurts Rob, who tells her he was a virgin when he first slept with her.

1x13 Rob's POV

  • 2001-02-07T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Rob, Sooz and Jamie are working in a posh resturant. It's a boring job between the rude customers and the bossy maitre, so Rob and Sooz, who have been flirting all night, quit. They sit down to talk in an empty room at the resturant, but they end up getting intimate and kissing. Jamie walks in on them when they're about to take the next step. Sooz is deverstated when Rob reveals he felt nothing from the kiss. The next morning, Rob feels very regretful and hides the night's events from Sasha. He asks her to move in with him, which deeply hurts Sooz. Worried about her, Jamie tells Rob she's in love with him. Rob realizes he's in trouble.

1x14 Alex's Birthday

  • 2001-02-08T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Everyone tries to cheer up Alex as he's depressed over Dan, but nothing seems to work. Nonetheless, the group plan a surprise party for his 18th Birthday at the H20 club. Jamie calls Dan asking him to show up. Dan is doubtful at first and asks if Al is seeing anyone and Jamie assures him he's not. But Jamie didn't count on Alex meeting a guy playing darts. At the party, Alex is ecstatic to see that his beloved Dan is there, and Jamie desperately tries to keep Jeff away from Al. He even comes on to Jeff, who is shocked to learn that Alex is gay. He tells him that he only wanted to play darts and that his boyfriend came on to him, and Dan thinks Alex is lying again. Alex tells Jamie that he actually bought Jeff to set him up with Sooz. Meanwhile Sooz is busy getting drunk to deal with her depression over Rob, and Rob is worried she'll spill the beans over their kiss to Sooz. Dan almost leaves, but stops when Chris confronts him over some money he owes. Dan offers to help Alex, and Alex accepts, even though Dan only wants to be friends with him.

1x15 Sooz's POV

  • 2001-02-09T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sooz locks herself out of her house and the only one she can go for help is Nicki. Dressed in her cheerful clothes, Sooz meets Jamie at the café, and Sasha makes fun of her. Jamie realises how down and depressed Sooz is and tries to be her friend. Tired of being ridiculed by Sasha, Sooz says out loud she and Rob kissed. Sasha breaks up with Rob, and Sooz sees an opportunity for the two finally be together. But Rob loves Sasha too much and asks Sooz to tell her that their kiss only showed him how much he loves his girlfriend. Extremely hurt, Sooz looks for a friendly shoulder in Al, who's busy with Dan, and Jamie, who makes fun of her poems. She storms out of Jamie's, and he worries she may do something stupid. At the tube train station, Sooz stands on the edge of the platform, prepared to jump but at the last minute, steps back. Jamie finds her and is releaved to find that she is OK.

1x16 Group's POV

  • 2001-02-12T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The group decides to break into the club for a swim. But their plans change when things don't go exactly as they hoped. When they're all ready to leave, nobody can find the keys, and there are mysterious sounds freaking them out. They split into two groups trying to find their way out, but only find Louise, who they lied to so she wouldn't go to the club with them.

1x17 Nicki's POV

  • 2001-02-13T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Nicki is being a man-eater again and wants to get some action with Chris (the same guy Sasha went out with), but can't risk ending up alone on Louise's welcome back party. She flirts with Jamie, her "plan B", who is so naive that actually believes Nicki wants something with him. Sooz discovers Nicki's entire plan and tries to warn Jamie, who doesn't listen to her. Nicki doesn't have second thoughts when the first opportunity of having sex with Chris comes up, but deeply regrets it later when she finds out she was his "plan B". She decides then to make up with Jamie, but Sooz doesn't let her. They insult each other and pretty soon they're rolling on the ground, pulling each other's hair and ruining the party for everybody.

1x18 Jamie's POV

  • 2001-02-14T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jamie starts passing out flyers on the street, convinced that one in a hundred women that gets the paper will call him. Surprisingly, someone actually calls Jamie and meets with him at the coffee place, where she asks him about parties. Trying to pass an image other than his own, Jamie convinces Sasha and Rob to let him throw a party at their place, and bugs Sooz until she talks her brother into lending Jamie his DJ table. The party gets going but soon overcrowds, and Jamie's woman brings her huge boyfriend with her. A gigantic fight starts after Nicki and Sooz exchange insults once again and Alex tries to put a stop to it. The place is destroyed, and everyone's disappointed at Jamie. He has a heart-to-heart talk with Sooz, during which she tells him about the time she almost committed suicide. Jamie says she shouldn't do that, because there are people who care about her, and they kiss.

2x01 Nicki's POV

  • Season Premiere

    2002-01-06T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Nicki meets a handsome musical producer named Riggs and is pretty soon all over him at a party. He invites her and Sasha to a private party the next night, but Sasha has second thoughts about going when Nicki says Rob can't go. At the party, Nicki's puts her moves on Riggs, but he's more interested in Sasha. Jealous, Nicki isn't willing to go down without a fight and confronts Sasha, who says she only sent Riggs a tape because he's a big musical producer and that might be her break. Sasha assures Nicki nothing is going on, but Nicki runs into them having coffee together. Meanwhile, the tension between Jamie and Sooz continues to grow while the memory of their kiss haunts both of them.

2x02 Jamie's POV

  • 2002-01-13T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Jamie is a bit freaked out after a dream about him and Sooz as a loving parent-couple in the future. Their affair is still a secret to all of their friends, in which bothers Sooz, and they have a vague fight where she says he's not her boyfriend. Later, Jamie and Rob goes to the Root Bar, where Anna hits on him. Then Sooz comes. She says she's sorry about earlier, but they fight again, and Jamie goes with Anna. Meanwhile Nicki is still mad at Sasha, and when Riggs calls Sasha while she, Rob, Alex, Jamie and Sooz are at their flat she searchs privacy. At the flat, Rob says that Jamie has a girlfriend, and tells the others about when he heard Jamie tell Anna he couldn't follow her home, cause he's got a girlfriend, everybody wants to know who she is. Jamie runs off to the kitchen and Sooz follows. They kiss up, but then Alex comes into the kitchen, laugning and saying 'Oh, Jamie and Sooz' They go back to the others, where it turns out that Alex told the others about Jamie's dream, and they joke about it, and Jamie and Sooz joins them in it, hurting each other. Afterwards Jamie meets Sooz outside his home. They come to talk, and make up.

2x03 Sasha's POV

  • 2002-01-20T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Riggs won't stop hitting on Sasha, and she's finding it harder and harder to avoid giving intp temptation. She gets mad at every move he makes, but at the same time is confused about her relationship with Rob. Meanwhile, she's trying to make things up with Nicki and gives her the 12 red roses Riggs gave her. When Nicki finds out about the source of the roses she's mad, but her father convinces her to forgive Sasha. Sasha decides to quit her job after Riggs kisses her at a party, but Rob convinces her not to, thinking she's only doing it because he was very suspicious and jealous of her. She goes back to the recording studio, and can't resist temptation anymore: she succumbs to Riggs's charms and they make out. Meanwhile, Sooz and Jamie are trying to keep their affair as secret as possible, but it's getting harder everyday.

2x04 Alex's POV

  • 2002-01-27T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Alex chats with a guy on the internet and arranges to meet him. Sasha lends him keys to the flat for few hours while Rob's working and she's out. Jamie and Sooz have the same idea to use the flat while no one is around not knowing Alex will be there, they steal Rob's keys. As soon as Jamie and Sooz undress, Alex and Mark come in and Jamie and Sooz hide under the bed listening in disgust to what goes on above them. Nicki barges in looking for Sasha and finds Mark in bed. She gets Alex to sign some papers (as witness) that her father gave her, transferring ownership of assets into her name. Jamie and Sooz still hiding overhear Mark speaking on the phone to his girlfriend. Rob returns from work early and throws out Alex and Mark. Sooz sneaks out. Jamie is left hiding in the shower when Sasha comes in and gets all wet as she turns the water on. Later he sneaks out in his underwear. Tomorrow morning Jamie and Sooz take an instant dislike to Mark as they meet him and Al in café, but Alex is over the moon.

2x05 Jamie's POV

  • 2002-02-03T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sooz tells Jamie he's not satisfying her. He asks Rob for advice for a "mate of his" who has a problem with girlfriend. Sooz walks in on their conversation and asks if this "mate" had many satisfied customers in past. Jamie calls his ex-girlfriends and finds awful truth that he never managed to do it for any of them. Desperate Jamie calls Gabi. She sends him e-mail to arrange a meeting. Sooz accidentally reads it and suspects Jamie is two timing her and still seeing Gabi. She secretly follows them to a café and gets the wrong idea as she sees them holding hands. Gabi advises Jamie to admit to Sooz he's in love with her. Later when Sooz asks him where he's been all day he makes up story about taking up tennis lessons.

2x06 Sooz's POV

  • 2002-02-10T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Sooz has a conflict: she wants to tell everyone about her relationship with Jamie, but at the same time she's mad at him for lying about seeing Gabi. She stalks Gabi to see what she has that makes her so attractive to Jamie, but finds nothing except for habits of a woman older than hers. Jamie is anxious to make their relationship a public thing, but Sooz hold him back until she sees how far he can go with his lies. Meanwhile, Nicki's dad shows up and tells her he's gone bankrupt. While having a picnic outdoors with the gang, Sooz proposes a tennis match between them so Jamie can put to practice everything he's learned on his tennis lessons. Of course that turns out to be a complete disaster, and Sooz walks away from him. He surprises her at home, where he confesses his whereabouts and makes up with Sooz. They have their first "satisfactory" night together, but Jamie slips that he knew Sooz found his email. She manages to turn this against him and throws him out. Jamie hits his head on the ground, which makes Sooz worry about him and they both realize they really like each other. In fact, they like each other too much to fight. They could even love each other.

3x01 Sasha's POV

  • Season Premiere

    2002-07-23T01:00:00+02:00 — 30 mins

4x01 Jamie's POV

  • Season Premiere

    2004-03-13T01:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins