Peep Show

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Friday 10:00 PM on Channel 4 Premiered Sep 19, 2003 In Season

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Peep Show
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AIRED ON 12/24/2012

Season 8 : Episode 6

Show Summary

Essentially, a take on The Odd Couple, Peep Show revolves around the lives of Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Osbourne; two twenty-somethings who share a flat.

Mark works in an office and has a bleak outlook on life; he's infatuated with his colleague, Sophie Chapman. Jeremy, in contrast, is a lazy, shallow man trying to make it in the music industry.

A unique twist that immediately sets the show apart form other sitcoms is the use of the first person view point [the original show title was POV], where we get to see from the characters own eyes. We also get to hear internal thoughts and opinions which reveals things they wouldn't say out loud.

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  • Good show if you give it a chance

    10
    I used to not like this show, but then I watched an entire episode and was hooked immediately. I like the characters' internal monologues. Jeremy's thoughts in particular are often outrageous. In one episode he reckons he could sexually interfere with his unconscious friend, Mark. He rejects the idea, but only to conclude that he could do it if he wanted to.
  • Not so cool.

    5.8
    The running commentary of the voices in these guys heads makes this series more dynamic and less banal than The Office, to which some comparison has been made due to the office job of the uptight, self-tormenting guy, Mark. His roommate is a layabout free spirit wannabe musician named Jez. Their relationship is not quite as stereotyped as an Oscar & Felix, but they are both still somewhat misfit outsiders hanging together.



    This show has a lot of energy and edginess -like a slightly less gutter-psychotic, more upscale Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! in a sort of Sex Pistols vs Oasis/Blur way. The character are also more sympathetic than those of the Office or Black Books for instance -due to a great deal to the way our Boys minute by minute hopes and fears are articulated.



    There is nearly always chaos, torment, madness or complete boredom around each corner -like the non sequiter appearances and conversation of Jez's putative bandmate and the local kids who harass Mark at inopportune times and call him a 'peedo' -a pedophile.



    There have been some great TV shows about silly people doing silly things -like AliG, Goodness Gracious Me!, The Amazing Boosh, Red Dwarf, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Reginald Perrin and the Trailer Park Boys, and I think that Peep Show will end up right up there among them as a fondly remembered comedy classic.



    Just as American TV has had a bit of a comedy revival of late with Arrested Development (RIP) and My Name is Earl, the same could be said of Britcoms thanks to clever shows like Peep Show with its unique POV and its sympathetic and (semi)realistic characters.moreless
  • very funny

    8.9
    Peep Show follows the often sexually-frustrated lives of two men in their late twenties, Mark (Mitchell) and Jeremy (Webb). Having met while at the fictional Dartmouth University together (they occasionally refer to themselves as 'The El Dude Brothers' in reference to their student days), they now share a flat in Croydon, south London.

    Mark is a loan manager and the more financially successful of the two, but is extremely uncomfortable socially and pessimistic about nearly everything. Jeremy, who at the start of the first episode has recently split up with his girlfriend 'Big Suze', now rents Mark's spare room. He usually has a much more optimistic and energetic outlook on the world than Mark, yet his talent as a musician is yet to be recognised, and he is not as socially popular or sexually attractive as he would like to think.

    this is a great modern british comedy but i think its about time they stop the show soon after the fifth series it is just too much, I do love this show though it has some great characters.moreless
  • Best British Comedy of the decade

    9.0
    Peep Show follows the often sexually-frustrated lives of two men in their late twenties, Mark (Mitchell) and Jeremy (Webb). Having met while at the fictional Dartmouth University together (they occasionally refer to themselves as 'The El Dude Brothers' in reference to their student days), they now share a flat in Croydon, south London.

    Mark is a loan manager and the more financially successful of the two, but is extremely uncomfortable socially and pessimistic about nearly everything. Jeremy, who at the start of the first episode has recently split up with his girlfriend 'Big Suze', now rents Mark's spare room. He usually has a much more optimistic and energetic outlook on the world than Mark, yet his talent as a musician is yet to be recognised, and he is not as socially popular or sexually attractive as he would like to think.

    this is a great modern british comedy but i think its about time they stop the show soon after the fifth series it is just too much, I do love this show though it has some great characters.moreless
  • Great take on the good old odd couple formula.

    9.5
    Peep Show is completely unique in the way that it is filmed. I like the fact that it is shot POV as it makes the audience more involved with the characters. Also, hearing what is going on inside the character's heads expands them. Sometimes the funniest lines come when it is the thoughts that we are hearing rather than actual spoken words. Mark and Jeremy work really well together in that they are completely different, yet obviously care about each other and get on really well. The fact that Mitchell and Webb play them really helps as we get to see genuine chemistry which is not something which happens normally.

    Peep Show is laugh-out-loud funny as well as sometimes playing on emotional themes, before making you laugh all over again!

    Love it!moreless
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    buddies and gal pals, characters with hidden agendas, cringeworthy, single camera sitcom, single life