A take on the 'odd-couple' sitcom, Peep Show revolves around the lives of two twentysomethings, Mark and Jeremy, who share a flat.
Mark is an office worker, with a bleak outlook on life. who obsesses over his co-worker, Sophie. Jeremy in contrast, is a lazy, shallow guy trying to make it in the music industry.
A unique twist that immediately sets the show apart form other sitcoms is the use of the first person view point [nb. the original show title was POV], where we get to see from the characters own eyes. We also get to hear internal thoughts and opinions which reveals stuff they wouldn't say out loud.
Can you love two people at the same time? Jeremy believes you can, and his gorgeous new American girlfriend puts his taboo bashing beliefs to the test. Mark believes you can only love one person. Besides, he and Sophie, the object of his unrequited love, are getting on really well, especially since he starting hacking into her emails.
Jeremy is hired by an old school friend to make a soundtrack for a film he's making. Mark makes a new friend at work who turns out to hold a fair amount of prejudice. Meanwhile, Sophie spends time with Jeff.
Jeremy wants to get closer to Nancy so he tries to impress her by joining in her volunteer work which involves working in a soup kitchen for the homeless.
Mark manages to get Johnson to think he is an alcoholic.
Mark, determined to forget Sophie, makes an effort to go out with April - but manages to blur the line between enthusiastic new boyfriend and stalker. Jeremy joins a new band, Executioners Bong, but insists that he is neither a roadie nor the equivalent of Bez.
Mark becomes depressed about Sophie living with Jeff, but Jeremy is not sure that self-mutilation is the answer. Besides, Jeremy and Jeff are getting on horribly well.