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new levels of abject futility. :D
especially 5-a-side football and the end scene, but yeah,it was good tho.
almost cringed myself into a singularity.
the end bit though...from the train onwards = comedy gold.
it was the nadir of their friendship so far, proper laugh-out-loud futility.
cant wait to watch it, enjoyed this series but it's probably been the weakest of the bunch.
but this last one had me actually laughing. like, real, no fooling, out-loud laughing.
Hadn't heard good things about preceding episodes...but this was alright. But it tailed of really badly, and Peep Show season finales have been some of the best in the past (Season 3, Season 4, Season 6, even the last one), by comparison this was average.
the end was the best bit.
I think we disagree
before they turned her into Sophie mk II
I missed the rest of this season...since when was she socially comfortable?
I've enjoyed this season tbh
this episode was just as good as the rest. david mitchell's general face scares me more and more on the close ups but that's the only down side.
consistently brilliant show.
but I feel like they've simplified Mark's character quite a lot and turned him more into a total dick rather than an insecure, neurotic loser.
That last episode was probably the strongest of the series IMO, though lacked some of the great music references of some of the others.
Good though. I'm glad it's relatively back on form.
but the end bit was the purest distillation of their pathetic loser friends thing yet.
but i think it's better when there are a few more recurring characters. like johnson and jeff only showed up once in the whole series, both of whom i think are really enjoyable characters. i also thought it was a shame that sophie's (seemingly) gone for good, although to be fair, i don't know where she would have really fit in in this series. i'd like to see mark have issues with fatherhood a little bit more to be honest, like the baby got born last series or whatever and has made a very brief appearance in like, two episodes.
also, i get the feeling the show's structure is getting to be really, really cyclical. mark engages in a long term relationship which lasts for 3 or 4 serieses while jez gets obsessed with one girl for one series. like it isn't an awful thing, but when mark literally took dobby to the quantocks to propose to her (shortly following a series where he began to realise that dobby maybe wasn't the one for him), i did get a massive feeling of de ja vu.
also, it annoyed me how dobby was (as she introduced herself) "the IT misfit" and how jeremy would think of her as a bit weird or a bit of a geek or whatever, but in this series, she was made out to be an awful lot more like sophie in as far as she was the one who always wanted to be going out while mark was really reluctant. like, did we even get any kind of hint that dobby was supposed to be a geeky character this series?
despite all that, i did enjoy it and i laughed a lot.
I love Johnson and Sophie but they've been hanging around without much to do for a couple of series now.
Sort of agree though that they've turned Dobby into being exactly like Sophie 5 series ago.
he's a solid gold character and needs to be featured way more.
also, i really liked the return of mark's sister and big mad andy.
sleeping in the corner in a bin bag had me creasing
dobby used to be a LARPing weirdo, now she's some sort of 'cool' dickhead
It's the kind of self-destructive, self-perpetuating, repeating nightmare that only Mark would have the requisite levels of disdain for himself to put himself through twice. I don't get how people think Dobby was presented as a geek, she's always been more fun than Mark (not the best barometer of jocularity, i know). How people think she's the new Sophie, I do not know.
I do agree some of the characters have been simplified. Mark is increasingly hard to give a shit about. I can't tell whether it's brave to keep distilling his character traits to their constituent parts of self-loathing and his unique brand of pathetic Machiavellianism or it's just lazy writing.
he used to be just awkward with psychotic tendencies (like when he goes screaming at the "clean shirt" kids), but this series he's just been a complete twat
didn't have a laugh in it. the snakes and getting stuck on the train were stupid plot-lines.
crap writing too- a train is on time for once, rock me amadeus.
good series apart from that, episode 5 the best.
or is there meant to be any more? pretty weak way to go out if so
that makes a bit more sense, but where does it go now?
A few contenders:
Series 2: Jeremy Makes It. Both plotlines (with Gog and Daryl) are worthy of an episode to themselves. Love the music video with Nancy's backing vocals.
Series 2: University Challenge. Just has a great selection of lines; "Do a Columbo!", "Oh well, that's all ancient history now" (especially when Jez checks back to see Mark's reaction).
Series 4: Sophie's Parents. Series 4 is almost certainly my favourite. The situational comedy is what makes this episode great, like the awkward birthday rituals for Sophie (Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday).
Series 4: The Wedding. "You should watch where you're going, you...piss-kidney".
Series 7: Nether Zone. Predictable later seasons have slimmer pickings. Many of the more "conceptual" ones aren't up to much (The Party, Seasonal Beatings) but this was easily my favourite from season 7. Probably my favourite Mark line ever; "Rinse and repeat, always rinse and repeat".
i'd never noticed until now how many more "classic" episodes were found in the earlier serieses.
i'd say "jeremy makes it" is probably my favourite of those. although i would probably have put forward the one where mark's gay for johnson and the episode where mark goes to a gay club.
so it works for me
Another question, in what way do you know her?
just through humorous observations and great comedy acting.
or maybe my expectations are too high.
This series has been pretty weak by Peep Show standards. I'm a superfan so maybe I'm being too harsh on it, and it's still one of the best things on telly, but yeah, this was the best. Didn't realise it was the last of the series though.
Not sure if it was the best ending for it, as they've not really got much ground to stand on now as to where it can go next, but the episode was really good, and the ending of the episode i thought was really funny. The paintball episode was my favourite of the series tbh.
Also, I always used to identify with Mark over Jeremy, but this series Mark has just been a complete total cunt, whereas Jeremy has generally been quite endearing.
Mark's character used to be pretty sympathetic, now he just actively acts like a prick to get his own way.
A few laugh out loud moments dotted around, but hardly any compared to Peep Show at its best, where it is pretty much constant. Still enjoyed watching it, but not as much as I thought I would. The writing isn't as good. The storylines aren't as good. Perhaps even the acting has got worse. Disappointing.
Best scene of the series was Johnson's speech. Apart from that, there weren't a lot of memorable moments.
Why do I have no idea what you're talking about?
Probably the most shark-jumpy since the dog eating.
But one thing's for sure: the third series of Him & Her which was screened, kamikaze style, at exactly the same time, has been consistently great an on an upward curve with each episode.
fuck. I never understand it when you knobs are like "this episode was good, this one wasn't, this one was really good, that one was a bit bad" THEY'RE ALL FUCKING GREAT.......except this one. This is the only episode I've seen from all 8 series that I disliked. The series was one of my favourites too. What the hell happened? It just felt so surreal and....just fucking stupid?
That's what I did!