Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"The Apex of the Comedy-of-Humiliation"

"Constant access to Mark and Jeremy’s inner monologues—their fears, their rationalizations, their judgments of themselves and others—creates wickedly satirical contrasts with what they actually observe and say. It’s a perfect skewering of the million tiny lies we all tell ourselves and others daily to reconcile how we perceive ourselves with how we perceive the world. And it’s an amazing device for televised comedy, as even ordinary dialogue is turned into a series of self-effacing jokes."

In Slate, Chris Wade looks at Peep Show, ten years after the show's premier.

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