The Excellence of the Peep Show → FIND ←

Sunday, 25 October 2009 11:18 am
tags: peepshow television

We're well into the 6th series of the Peep Show now and I wanted to post in recognition of how good this show is. What makes the Peep Show so good, in my opinion, is how consistent it is, series after series. If you've seen and liked an episode, you're guaranteed to like every other episode. And I think it's for this reason why the Peep Show has gathered so many loyal followers. Myself included.

The Peep Show

If you haven't seen the Peep Show I'll explain the format of it briefly. The perspective of the show is always through the eyes of one of the two main characters - Jez and Mark. Through a clever use of camera angles, you almost feel like you're a part of the awkward and embarrassing situations that Mark and Jez always seem to find themselves in. This is what make the Peep Show so real and uniquely funny at the same time.

The difference in personality of the two main characters means you can certainly relate to at least one of them. The clash in personality almost seems to compliment each other at times. The other times, well, let's just say Mark's rants are a work of genius.

The Peep Show has found that small window of unique greatness that all comedies strive for.

Credit to Channel 4 for the image, and for bringing us the bloody great Peep Show.

P.S. I've fixed the commenting system, so that should work now.

P.P.S. If you're in the UK, the clocks went back an hour last night. I enjoyed my extra hour in bed this morning.