Something spectacular is finally happening to the Peep Show layabouts. After six years of squandered experiences, the chalk-and-cheese flatmates are welcoming a new baby into the world (this Friday at 10pm on Channel 4). Some of you may have already seen the online preview, but for those of you that haven’t let us reassure you: this won’t stop them being so amusingly irresponsible.
No matter what challenge is thrown at them, Mark (David Mitchell) and Jez (Robert Webb) will always mess it up; that’s their charm. Take their last sighting, for instance: at the end of season six Sophie (Olivia Colman) was forced to drive herself to the maternity ward after father-to-be Mark kept stalling the car (he failed to pass his driving test, then lied about it) and drunk friend Jez almost crashed it.
Instinctively, the thought of the same incompetent buffoons helping at the birth ...Read more
We have to admit, we aren't the most ardent Peep Show viewers. Don't get us wrong, we like the show--we just don't always remember to sit down and watch it.
If, like us, you're an outsider, then it might help you to think of the humour in Peep Show being a bit like The Office. That's not to say the shows are similar, they aren't at all, but in both there is a reliance on making the audience feel fairly uncomfortable. This kind of humour can work well, as long as you can get past your discomfort. With Peep Show, we think the writers manage to tread the line expertly, you never feel so utterly mortified that you have to switch off the TV. It's certainly got a much lower mortification factor than The Office and it's also a walk in the ...Read more
There were surprises a plenty today as nominations were announced for this year's British and Film Television Awards. While former TV winner The Thick of It received the most nominations--including two for its leading actors--popular shows such of Doctor Who and Glee were omitted altogether.
Doctor Who, which is often included in the best drama section, received no recognition this year, due in part to the fact its only entries came in the form of several one-offs as part of David Tennant’s long farewell. Instead, Being Human, Misfits, Spooks and The Street compiled the catalogue of best drama series. Previously the popular sci-fi show has won three awards, the most recent for editing in 2009.Read more
The 2009 British Academy Television Awards gave nods to stars including Harry Hill, David Mitchell and Anna Maxwell Martin; however, their wins were unexpected by the voters of the TV.com Bafta polls who pitted other celebrities and shows as their favourite for the awards.
Below are this year's Bafta Television Award winners and a comparison with the preferred choice of TV.com users--and you didn't agree with the academy on a single award! Did the right people win?
BAFTA winner The IT Crowd came second in our online poll with 25 percent of the total vote, while The Inbetweeners came first with a massive 43 percent.
Gaining 31 percent of the TV.com BAFTA votes, David Mitchell was the second choice ...Read more
Harry Hill was named the UK's best entertainment performer for the second year in a row -- the third overall -- for his ITV comedy show Harry Hill's TV Burp.
On collecting the award Hill said: "I never thought I'd get three Baftas for a clip show. Ridiculous." The comedian lost out in the entertainment show category, however, which was awarded to Simon Cowell's reality hit The X Factor.Read more
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.moreless