Friday, 1 March 2013

15 Second Review: Peep Show Series 8

Since series 4, Peep Show has been floundering. Series 8, however, is the most lacklustre effort in the show's run. Although the characters have little motivation per se, their lack of momentum has been slowly eating at the series for some time. At least earlier attempts to impose stimuli (Sophie's pregnancy, for example) provided some forward motion for the scripts, even if it felt forced. In this most recent series, there are one or two laughs, but do not expect more. Mitchell and Webb go through the motions, but the series is missing the awkward, slightly hideous quality that made it enjoyable in the first instance.  One day, the series might find its feet again, but I am not sure that I'll still be watching when it does.

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