At first, I figured this BBC 4 show had earned its title due to the fact you were often looking through the various characters' eyes and hearing their thoughts, but quickly realized that in fact the monicker is well earned because more often than not you are covering your eyes in sheer uncomfortability. Peep Show at times makes the Office look positively cozy: it's the depiction of two London flatmates Mark (portrayed by David Mitchell, a human being with seemingly no irises and the most massive pupils) and Jeremy (Robert Webb) living in pure dysfunction. The former is a Type-A office drone, the latter a would-be Chemical Brother slacking off and spending too much time with his brainless collaborator "Super Hans". They're clearly the Bizarro World "Friends" revelling in passive-aggressive antics towards each other (show 1 opens with you-through-Jeremy's eyes pissing all over the toilet seat) and despite the sleazy, loathing (and self-loathing) nature of their out-loud thought balloons, they're strangely dependent on each other. Whereas the Office often remained mired in the sheer depth of horror its characters achieve (with faint rays of light) Peep Show harvests the characters' boneheaded tendencies with more occassions to cheer them on for one reason or another. Though, yeah, it's usually the depth of horror thing. Mark's continued pursuit of his co-worker Sophie brings out his more bizarre behavior; leaving his daily office cartoon post-it for her he decides to get "kooky" and "out there" by inexplicably drawing a swastika inside the valentine heart. It's dark, twisted stuff, and needless to say the episode Mark grapples with his feelings for a male business partner who has taken him on as an apprentice while Jeremy struggles to find out what awful thing happened to him before a drug binge blackout is simply one of the most insane things ever on a so-called "edgy" TV series. Up there in my book with Chris Morris' Paedophilia special on Brasseye. CSTB put it the best: "Cringe City has a new mayor."