October 22, 2014

End of an Era


Wonderful, if bittersweet, news: the ninth and final series of Peep Show will air sometime next year.

I am going to miss these characters (all of them, including the writers) but of course all of those involved will continue to do stuff, so there's still more to come in that sense.

In so many ways this show was, for me, the absolute pinnacle of comedy, as well as the a.p. of other things, like writing and acting. It "spoke to" me in a way that pretty much nothing else ever has. I can't think of a bit of art of any type, musical, literary, visual, that has meant as much to me or had as much impact on my life as this series, strange as that may sound.

But wanting to end at the appropriate time, and while the premise still makes sense, as explained in the article, is a fair point. And it's true that things already seemed to be winding down in the last series, if not earlier.

Hail Mark and Jez, et al. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 22, 2014 04:33 AM