I'm feeling a lot of negativity in this thread. X-D
1. Angus Deayton is great! His script for this show is quite rubbish, but he still keeps his fantastic deadpan delivery. I can understand why people don't like him though.
2. I really can't understand how anyone can dislike David Mitchell. Elaborate, Shyamz.
I think he's wonderful! He's really funny on this show, he's quick witted and he is extremely talented at humourous banter with anybody. What's wrong with him?
And the fact that I'll never see Stephen on it again just because TV's so-called "Mr Sex" (!?) isn't there makes me howl at the ******* moon!
Oh, and Peep Show = teh awesome.
The "Mr Sex" thing refers to the fact that this is what he used to be called(?)
Apparently, when the poularity of H.I.G.N.F.Y was at it's peak, Deyton could be found riding quite high in the "Top Sexiest Men" polls that some magazines insist on running. (Deyton? Surely some mistake?!?) Something I will never be able to understand.
Although I feel my reasons for hating Angus are jusified still, I'll happily elaborate on Mitchell, (much though it pains me to think about him).
The general consensus seems to be that Peep Show is a work of original genius.
This is not the case.
The idea of a comedy about social embarrasment and the "Two flatmates spend their time trying to get through a crap job and pull a bird" idea is far from original. But it seems that people, (and I don't mean you, obviously) took one look at that pile of over-rated rubbish and said "Ohhh look!! P-O-V camera angles!!! It's SO innovative my pants might get sticky just watching it!!!!" Christ.
As for him in general, I really find his presence on any show an unbearable embarrasment.
If we actually listen to him, we find that he has nothing terribly original to say.
But it sounds as if he does, because he cannot speak normally. (slow DOWN you twat!) He shouts all his points, I cannot be the only one to have noticed this. But I did. And this is why I cannot watch him.
Here is a translation of a typical David Mitchell quiz show contribution, (typical in that it could really be ANY David Mitchell contribution).
Nervous, speedy delivery included:
"ohmygodi'mSOmiddleclassandnervous, i'mterrifiediwon'tbefunny,andimustbe,iwenttocaimbridge! butidon'thaveanythingtosay, soi'll SHOUT THE END OF MY LINE, SO PEOPLE THINK I'M SAYING SOMETHING REALLY FUNNY OR IMPORTIANT!"
(Thinks): "ohmygoditworked! They'relaughingatme! horray!! IwonderifIlookassmugasIanHislop? ihopesoireallylikehimhe'ssocleverandhisattemptstosoundknowledgeable
myployofplayingtherepressedenglishfopisworking! theyloveme! that'llteachallthegirlsatscoolwhousedtolaughatme!
ohdear,it'smyturnagain! i'dbettersaysomething. iwishiwasstephenfry,iwishiwasstephenfry,iwishiwasstephenfry! buti'mnotandihatethati'mnotandiwishiwasasgood, buti'mnotandi'msoangryaboutitsomeonelookatme!!! loveme!!!
I'MFUNNY!!IWENTTOCAIMBRIDGE!!! I'MNOTATWAT,LIKETHEKIDSATSCHOOLUSEDTOSAYIWAS!!! LOVEME!!! I'LLSHOWTHEM,I'LLSHOWTHEMALL!!! LOVEME!!!
"Obviously it's B, Angus"
Not easy to read, but then he isn't easy to listen to.
People probably think that mine is a rare, and unpopular opinion...but it's far more common than many people realise. (Try cookdnbomd.co.uk and you'll see what I mean...and will hear from many more people who don't let the general sheep-like consensus tell them what is good and what isn't) Be warned though...some of them there are a bit twattish).
And before anyone leaps on me for saying that above, may I add that I'm NOT calling anyone HERE a SHEEP, I'm just saying that for every one person who loves something, there will be another one (or two, more likely) who hates it, and they are just as entitled to their oppinion as others, even if people like to tell them they are wrong, and wether people like what they say or not.