Peep Show's on Hulu... No, not that kind of peep show
by Annie Wu, posted May 30th 2009 10:02AM
I recently -- and giddily -- posted about Hulu.com's inclusion of Channel 4's Green Wing, one of my favorite programs. Hulu is definitely on my good side right now, as they also have the first season of Peep Show online now. Those of you that don't have this in your list of British comedies to conquer, you should. Now. I mean, once you get over David Mitchell's extra-weird, giant, almost-black eyes, it's pretty enjoyable.
For those of you unaware of what Peep Show is, it's a bit like The Odd Couple gone horribly, horribly wrong. Like, really horribly wrong. It's also filmed in a really interesting way, as every shot is from another character's point-of-view and the audience occasionally gets to hear some inner monologue from Jeremy and Mark, played by Robert Webb and David Mitchell respectively. After a few episodes, you'll probably find that your conscience has acquired one of their voices. Sometimes when I'm stuck in an extra-awkward situation, it's Mitchell's voice shouting expletives in my head. I swear it's not as scary as it sounds.
If you're a sucker for cringeworthy comedy but find The Office (UK) a little too subtle, check out the first episode (sorry, US only):