The fifth series of the gloriously un-PC comedy PEEP SHOW finds Mark and Jeremy returning from Mark's honeymoon in Mauritius and into the aftermath of his wedding day 'jilting'. As Mark is thrown reluctantly back into the dating scene--with predictably cringe-worthy results--Jeremy's lack of cash sees him turning back to his mother. The show's refreshing lack of 'lessons being learnt' and characters 'growing up and moving on' is present as ever, with Sophie, Jeff, Big Suze and Johnson all returning to complicate matters further.
What makes PEEP SHOW stand out from the comedy pack is its finely honed script and strong lead performances by David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The fact that viewers are able to hear the innermost thoughts of Mark and Jeremy as they encounter various problems makes their characters all the more vulnerable, sympathetic and often just plain pathetic. The result is a well-observed comedy for anyone who spends life at the mercy of their own hesitant thoughts.