TV SHOW REVIEW: PEEP SHOW Series 1-7
ON DVD / STREAMING VIA NETFLIX
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Creators Andrew O'Connor, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong
Starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matt King, Isy Suttie, Paterson Joseph
Like a perverse “The Odd Couple” Peep Show is the kind of show that is sure to offend plenty of people and make every more people, like me, break into laughter just at the mention of it. It’s a series that’s so incredibly well written and performed that the comedic timing on display is truly something impressive to watch. Its distinctive point of view style, it decreases to a certain extent as the series goes by, gives it a fresh feel throughout. It’s the kind of show that feels very familiar but not at the same time. Its characters are all fairly dislikable and do terrible things to each other but like Seinfeld and its Always Sunny in Philadelphia it’s not off putting. Instead you are sucked into these characters lives and hilarious inner monologues as they go through the mundane minutia of their lives. David Mitchell and Robert Webb make a fantastic comedic duo, further proof can be found in the equally awesome “That Mitchell and Webb Look”, who just live and breathe their characters throughout the series. Mitchell has that frustrated repressed office drone persona down with Webb playing a perfect slacker foil. The supporting players are equally impressive and memorable. If shows like Arrested Development, Spaced, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia or The IT Crowd make you laugh then Peep Show is required viewing.