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TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2003–2015)
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.
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Series cast summary:
David Mitchell ...  Mark Corrigan 54 episodes, 2003-2015
Robert Webb ...  Jeremy Usborne 54 episodes, 2003-2015
Matt King ...  Super Hans 36 episodes, 2003-2015
Olivia Colman ...  Sophie Chapman 33 episodes, 2003-2015
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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.

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

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Channel 4 [UK]

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English

Release Date:

19 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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P.O.V. See more »

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Objective Productions See more »
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16 : 9
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During series 3 the advert cut outs were labelled 'end of part one' and 'part two' this technique was not used throughout the remaining course of the series. See more »

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Remade as Peep Show (2008) See more »

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Dry humour that'll make you laugh...
11 June 2007 | by garydiamondSee all my reviews

...and also consider how strange your own life can be, how unusual your own thoughts and reasoning seem when viewed through the eyes of another. The idea is much more than a gimmick; it forms the backbone and provides a lot of the most hilarious and often shocking moments of the show.

Like all good concepts that are given a successful platform to work from, you wonder why the idea wasn't more popular beforehand. Webb and Mitchell have a dark, dry sense of humour that will appeal only to certain individuals not so bound by convention, somewhat bohemian if you will. People not afraid to admit that their own thoughts and actions can seem completely bizarre when given a different perspective.

To really appreciate the show you definitely have to put yourself in the shoes of the two leads. You have to share in their shame, humiliations and triumphs - literally getting out what you put in. This is no soap opera that you tune into so that you can tune out, this is one that demands your full attention.

Webb and Mitchell have a lot of calibre as actors as this show is obviously very difficult to film, being as it is almost entirely filmed through the eyes of the duo. A lot of tricky close camera situations and complex edits are used and work seamlessly.

It certainly won't appeal to everyone - if it did it wouldn't be a very good show would it? - but those ready for challenging, dynamic television should buy the first two seasons on DVD and enjoy.


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