I know, in the spirit of carrying this little competition of mine over the finish-line, today’s the day I’m supposed to choose between
…But, hey, what the hell do I know? You tell me!
The real, obvious truth is that they’re both great. As is also true of, for example, Frasier, The Inbetweeners, Arrested Development, and I’m Alan Partridge – all of which I’ve somehow figured less good than Seinfeld since the last time a Sunday rolled around.
So: how about I wrap this thing up two different ways, such that YOU can pick the final outcome that feels right for you. It will be a bit like me trying to sell you insurance – only without the requirement of me turning into a massive douche-bag first.
Outcome A: Take a bow… Peep Show. According to my calculations (just finished) the greatest modern sitcom ever made.
Outcome B: We’re all winners. There’s a very large amount of very good sitcoms around and, give or take the odd complication (seasons of Peep Show available on DVD in America: a pitiful one), they’re all readily available to watch. Thanks to the miracle of consumer capitalism, we don’t have to choose between them… (Even better, suggests Peep Show Mark – season 3, episode 5, since you haven’t asked – it’s also ‘the only reason we’re not lying in our shit, dying at 43 with rotten teeth.’)
Special Bonus Outcome [C]: Who gives a fuck?!
Anyhow. Hope this has all been a fun read for you this week (‘View Stats’ very promising – maybe enough for a second-series someday…) But enough of all that: stick a fork in me, I’m done. Now here’s a tiny bit of Peep for you: