Peep show is a Canadian TV Series. It is a comedy programme which is produced for British Television. The writer of this programme is Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. The additional material to this is provided by Mitchelle and Webb. It used to be broadcasted on Channel 4, from 2003 till 2015. In the year 2010 it became the longest running comedy show in the history of Channel 4. This show follows the lives of Mitchell and Jez, they are two friends who share a flat in Croydon, London. Mark is socially very akward and is a loan manager where as Jeremy is a person who lack interest in his work and is an un-employed musician who lives in the spare room of Mark. The main Characters of this show are Mark and Jeremy.
Though this series did not achieve great success commercially, it became popular among the youngsters. It had 9 series and 54 episodes. Its final episode was aired on 16th December in the year 2015.
Some of the mistakes to avoid during its remake:
- Use the POV element– This time it really got to be quite different from the earlier one. They need to set it apart completely. The Galecki version in it completely removed the peep factor completely, which makes it look like other general show about two guys living together. There was no twist in the entire show. While talking about the original peep show, it was undoubtedly outstanding. The new part is expected to be very interesting and hilarious. With the use of normal camera it was not made clear about the thoughts of the character. Things seemed clumsy in it.
- Try making it different– Viewers will always like unique and different thing when it comes to entertainment. Even though the characters could be same but the concept should be different. If you completely copy some other series concept the writer cannot add his thoughts and ideas to it. Always focus on the newness of the programme. They show know the ways how to grab the attention of the public on the two main characters.
- Make them likeable– Try making the series likeable not desperate. It should be made in such a way that people would admire and love viewing them. This show had managed to walk in the constant path by creation Mark and Jeremy the root of comic attraction. Whatever rubbish they did viewers were always on their side.
- Avoid making it mean spirited– Despite of quarreling on petty matters, they really liked each other and they could not last long without each other. There is a thin line of difference between dark comedy and mean comedy. They should take a note of this thing when working on the series. The later provides a few reasons to laugh out. It will just make you feel miserable and you would this why you are watching it.
Though the earlier season was not liked much by the viewers, hopefully this season will be better than the previous one. This time viewers have much expectation out of it.
Hey there! Peep Sow is rightly referred to as a sitcom for the comedy it has provided for a huge span of 12 years; from 2003 to 2015. It premiered at Channel 4 and by far is the longest comedy sitcom in the history of Channel 4. Though to its level of comedy, it never managed to attain highest rating but definitely was considered among cult programs.