Saturday, December 23, 2017

Peep Show (2003) TV series

Creators: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Writers: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andrew O'Connor

Composer: Daniel Pemberton

Starring: David Mitchel Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman, Neil Fitzmaurice, Isy Suttie, Paterson Joseph, Sophie Winkleman, Jim Howick

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Welcome to the private world of Jeremy and Mark - two very ordinary weirdos.

Plot: 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.

My rating: 9.5/10

Will I watch it again?  And again, and again...

I don't have enough words to describe how much I love this show.  It was only a few short years ago that I got turned on and I never want to tune out.  It was hilarious from episode one.  The gimmick, if you can call it that, is that it's filmed in first person (hence Peep Show) but it's not just a gimmick.  Very quickly you get used to the filming style.  The comedy and chemistry between Webb & Mitchell takes care of that.  All of the characters on the show are wonderfully funny and creative.  Outside of M&W, two of my absolute favorites, though I love them all, are Matt King as Super Hans and Paterson Joseph as Alan Johnson.  I've never seen characters like them and what those actors bring to the characters is priceless.  When Season 9 debuted in November 2015 I was so pleased and I've been hoping for a season 10 ever since.  But, when on YouTube looking for a suitable clip for this post, I found a video from two years ago of an hour long interview with the two guys saying season 9 was the last one.  Now I'm sad.  At least I've got 54 episodes (27 hours) of fun whenever I'm ready.  I've already watched it at least twice through and I'm about ready to start again.  I'm just sad that there probably won't be any further adventures of the El Dude Brothers.  Here's hoping for a special every once in a while.

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