Watched Peep Show for the first time last night...started with series 1 obviously...made me chuckle to myself, can definately see me getting to appreciate it more!
You definitely need to watch it sequentially from series 1 onwards if you're going to get the most out of Peep Show. It has its great one-liners, but it's really a character comedy at heart and (IMO) it's at its funniest when you've come to know and love Mark, Jez and the rest.
First episode of the new series is free off iTunes. It was very good. Bodes well for the rest of the series.
Yeah, I really liked it. Some classic stuff in there that will instantly work its way into the leagues of the very best bits of the show. The Megatron was a particular highlight, I thought! ;D
Also, from a personal point of view, I'd like some form of royalty payments from Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong for basically stealing my life and putting it on television. The series 5 opener had yet another Mark line that could almost directly be cribbed from my mouth:
"Is she sexy, Jez? She's not too sexy, is she?" Laughed my tits off at that, I've been thinking along similar lines in the past so many times! Mark Corrigan is a legend. ;D
Hey, for people outside the UK there's no disgrace in not knowing about Peep Show, it's not like it's as famous as The Simpsons or anything!
It's a UK comedy that is mainly about the life of two guys in their late 20s/early 30s, and it's shot so that all the camera views are one of the characters' literal points-of-view. The regular dialogue is also interspersed with voice-over's that tell us the real thoughts of the main characters (which are often very different to what they say!), and they basically use this to pack more jokes in. If you are familiar with the UK comedies The Office or I'm Alan Partridge, there are elements of both within Peep Show.
Given that you write very good English, wouldn't be surprised if your spoken/aural English isn't half bad as well, and if it is then the show can be torrented in English from:
Would normally recommend that people watch the show on the 4OD service if they can't buy the DVDs, but since 4OD doesn't work outside the UK, torrenting it is probably your best bet if you're interested in checking it out.
I tried to download series 1 from piratebay right after I wrote here, but it never 'took off' - don't understand why. Sounds real good so I'll try it again. It'll take ages though so don't expect me to comment on it tomorrow... or the day after
They've actually showed The Office on Swedish TV and I like it a lot. English comedies are way better than American - drier, more wit. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to get it all, like when they refer to 'well known' people/things that I never heard of (when I found out what marmite was, I just couldn't believe it) - but it's not that common.
Given that you write very good English, wouldn't be surprised if your spoken/aural English isn't half bad as well .
Thanx! I am very sloppy sometimes, but since most books I read are in English I should be able to write ok English - if I try hard enough . And I've lived together with a British boyfriend for some years so I do understand most - if the dialect isn't too odd. I began learning English in school at the age of nine and, obviously, there I did learn 'proper' English, not the way ordinary people really talk. So when I met 'real' people that spoke normal English it did change the way I talk (and write) a bit . Written English is different - like here, on this forum - you people often write so 'neat', so perfect - it makes me wanna go and hide somewhere. Then I remember that English is just my second language and I feel alright again. And now your flattery made me feel great
If we can choose, like when watching DVDs, we use English subtitles. It's really frustrating to read bad Swedish subtitles (some things you just can't translate) and at the same time hear what they really did say in English. Using subtitles is really just us being lazy
I'm not that bothered about format (never heard of 4OD), but PerPer (my fiancé that has studied film) will know and he cares. On the other hand - free is nice and if I don't pay I usually don't complain, not a lot anyway. PerPer is the one that buys loads of DVDs and gets the ones that he already has if they are in a 'better' format, a new version or whatever . Torrenting is fine by me, at least most of the time.