Monday, 26 November 2012

MSN TV: Channel 4's PEEP SHOW (series 8)


Over on MSN TV: I review the belated return of Channel 4's PEEP SHOW for its eighth series, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as perennial losers Mark and Jeremy.
US sitcoms The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and Community are all the rage right now. However, Channel 4's homegrown Peep Show remains one of the most experimental for its unique "first person perspective" format and razor-sharp insight into the male condition. We could feasibly follow Mark and Jez into middle-age and beyond. Now in its ninth year, it's overtaken Drop the Dead Donkey as Channel 4's longest-running sitcom, and still doesn't show enough alarming signs of fatigue. While its creative peak was probably reached somewhere between series three and five, it has never dropped to an extent where you secretly hope creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong bring it to an end.

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