In fifth season of the Peep Show the balance of awkward and funny is back to around half and half. What I didn’t realize before, is that there is actually a third element – one that can be tentatively called nasty: it was represented in the previous season by the dog killing, and there were some instances of it in this season as well. It doesn’t play a determinant role, more like adds a peppercorn to the series in general.
There’s not much I can say about this season, because there were no drastic changes: the heroes’ are developing the way that is not conflicting with the previous story; the show evolves steadily, and is just as curious, and sometimes wild, as we became accustomed to; and only the confidence of the writers, actors and other members of the crew grows stronger and stronger with time. So far there were no feeble ideas, or poor implementations, which is probably one of the reasons the show is so long-living (it doesn’t happen that often). All in all, it’s a great entertainment, and a decent work of art. Up till now, anyway.
Created by: Andrew O’Connor, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
Directed by: Becky Martin
Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Performed by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matt King, Paterson Joseph, Neil Fitzmaurice, Isy Suttie, Jim Howick, Sophie Winkleman, Paul Clayton, Niky Wardley
Time: 6 * 24-25m (+~25m in specials)
Entertaining quality: 5- out of 5
Art quality: 5- out of 5
Links: (website) | (wiki)