Peep show

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  1. fellatio_Martinez

    fellatio_Martinez Well-Known Member

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    Yes, series 1-2 are classic.
     
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    I went to a pup quiz night hosted by Big Mad Andy where the questions were all Peep Show themes and the prizes were things like McCoys, Ribena & a Twirl, or coupons for Pringles.
     
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    Fools and Horses is like Royle Family where they were fantastic but then the poor Christmas specials started to dilute the quality. The Office intentionally avoiding doing the same was a masterstroke, although I did like the Brent film
     
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    Peep Show is excellent. Doesn't make my Top 5 though..
    1 - IT Crowd
    2 - The Office
    3 - Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    4 - Bottom
    5 - Early Doors
     
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    I thought the Brent film was utter dross and undid all the good work 2 series and a Christmas special did.

    It's no wonder Stephen Merchant didn't want anything to to do with it.
     
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    Benidorm anyone?
     
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    Certainly, I really do think though most of the stuff post 1990 was pretty poor and the 2003 comeback an embarrassment. First 4 or 5 series were the best.
     
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    Thats class
     
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    I didn't mind it but I don't consider it as part of the Office canon, it was more like a tribute act to David Brent than the actual character from the show.
     
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    I think many programmes fall into that bracket - try to milk a successful formula within an inch of its life. Comebacks, spin-offs and Christmas specials are usually (in my view) crap. The best programme makers know when to call it a day.
     
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    John Sullivan lost the ability to write sitcoms. Only Fools... was kept afloat longer than most of his by the strong characters.
     
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    Well if you're viewing it completely outside of The Office TV canon then I suppose it's tolerable.

    My biggest issue was how David Brent was mocked and disliked by everyone, including his band, for the majority of the film before a sudden and completely unrealistic turn around near the end when he became the hero and everyone loved him. It just felt shoehorned in and was basically the Finchy "fuck off" moment all over again.

    That's Gervais one trick pony move. He did the same in Afterlife but with even less nuance.
     

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