Peep Show Reviews & Ratings

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Peep Show is a BAFTA award-winning British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb themselves. It has been broadcast on Channel 4 since 2003, and finished its fourth series in May 2007. It was recommissioned for a fifth series before the fourth was screened,and will begin on May 2, 2008.
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Nov 2, 2016 4:56PM EDT
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Channel 4 does it again with Peep Show, glad we got a good few seasons for this one. For me it wandered about a bit in the last few seasons, but the final was purely great!

Channel 4 does it again with Peep Show, glad we got a good few seasons for this one. For me it wandered about a bit in the last few seasons, but the final was purely great!

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Feb 9, 2016 11:24PM EST
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Great show. I can't believe it's over.

Great show. I can't believe it's over.

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Jun 22, 2017 3:00PM EDT
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Brilliantly funny at times.

Brilliantly funny at times.

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Nov 30, 2015 7:18AM EST
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one of the best shows ever!

one of the best shows ever!

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by Lucy
Mar 5, 2017 12:39PM EST
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Peep Show is a very honest and character driven comedy, using a unique POV camera to tell the entire show from Jez and Mark's perspectives. Their inner thoughts voice overs provide some of the best comedic moments and give us a great insight to exactly who Jez and Mark are and what they're thinking (even if at most times it's horribly cringeworthy).

You feel like rooting for Jez and Mark to be successful in their endevours as well as disliking them when they're mean, spiteful or just plain stupid. Having access to their inner thoughts drives the plot forward as well as getting to know each character intimately. By the end of the first season, you feel like you really 'know' each of the characters and why they make the decisions they do (and in future seasons not be surprised by their often ridiculous escapades).

Both Jez and Mark are unsuccessful, lazy, silly and cringeworthy at trying to live a life where they have money, jobs and romance BUT we can all relate to some of the things they do or think which is really Peep Show's main draw - as much as you can dislike Jez and Mark, they represent us all at some point in our lives! Inane things such as watching The Apprentice and stiring a coffee mug quietly become key plot points as the show mostly focuses on the challenges of living an everyday, normal life.

A series that focuses on 'normal' life has some drawbacks; the plots are reused as Mark and Jez make the same mistakes repeatedly, the same cast of characters is used and reused without having huge character developments, and the final season was pretty dire as all the best ideas had been used up previously!

However, the series is brilliantly funny at times, with Mark and Jez's dry, dark humour and they do find themselves in some hillarious situations (e.g. running over a dog, burning it and eating it for reasons...) and the camaraderie between the two is enjoyable to watch. Overall, this is a uniquely British and honest comedy with solid acting from a wide range of comedians, and in the earlier seasons at least, a refreshing take on how two middle aged men live in Britian.

Peep Show is a very honest and character driven comedy, using a unique POV camera to tell the entire show from Jez and Mark's perspectives. Their inner thoughts voice overs provide some of the best comedic moments and give us a great insight to exactly who Jez and Mark are and what they're thinking (even if at most times it's horribly cringeworthy).

You feel like rooting for Jez and Mark to be successful in their endevours as well as disliking them when they're mean, spiteful or just plain stupid. Having access to their inner thoughts drives the plot forward as well as getting to know each character intimately. By the end of the first season, you feel like you really 'know' each of the characters and why they make the decisions they do (and in future seasons not be surprised by their often ridiculous escapades).

Both Jez and Mark are unsuccessful, lazy, silly and cringeworthy at trying to live a life where they have money, jobs and romance BUT we can all relate to some of the things they do or think which is really Peep Show's main draw - as much as you can dislike Jez and Mark, they represent us all at some point in our lives! Inane things such as watching The Apprentice and stiring a coffee mug quietly become key plot points as the show mostly focuses on the challenges of living an everyday, normal life.

A series that focuses on 'normal' life has some drawbacks; the plots are reused as Mark and Jez make the same mistakes repeatedly, the same cast of characters is used and reused without having huge character developments, and the final season was pretty dire as all the best ideas had been used up previously!

However, the series is brilliantly funny at times, with Mark and Jez's dry, dark humour and they do find themselves in some hillarious situations (e.g. running over a dog, burning it and eating it for reasons...) and the camaraderie between the two is enjoyable to watch. Overall, this is a uniquely British and honest comedy with solid acting from a wide range of comedians, and in the earlier seasons at least, a refreshing take on how two middle aged men live in Britian.

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Jul 11, 2016 7:38PM EDT
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Absolutely hilarious show. First few seasons were great, to the point where I'd say it was one of the best British comedies, but I think with the last few seasons the storylines and jokes were just repeating and getting very stale.

Absolutely hilarious show. First few seasons were great, to the point where I'd say it was one of the best British comedies, but I think with the last few seasons the storylines and jokes were just repeating and getting very stale.

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Jan 2, 2016 4:19PM EST
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It's hard to make "unwatchably cringey" sound like a compliment, but in this case it really is. A triumph and a masterpiece.

It's hard to make "unwatchably cringey" sound like a compliment, but in this case it really is. A triumph and a masterpiece.

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by Infowun
Nov 22, 2015 2:08PM EST
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This show is comedy gold. Brilliantly written and side splittingly hilarious. However 9 seasons does seem to be about enough of a good thing.

This show is comedy gold. Brilliantly written and side splittingly hilarious. However 9 seasons does seem to be about enough of a good thing.

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by TiaDP
Mar 10, 2015 11:31AM EDT
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Funny. Silly. Hilarious. Not well written. Lacked plot. But funny...

Funny. Silly. Hilarious. Not well written. Lacked plot. But funny...