Essentially, 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.
Mark has asked Dobby to move in with him, and Jeremy is faced with the prospect of moving out to make way. But Jeremy has been dragging his heels and Mark is increasingly worried that Dobby will move in with his rival, Gerrard instead.
Mark gets a lucky break when his book, 'Business Secrets of the Pharaohs', is accepted by a 'publisher'. Jeremy, in an attempt to kick-start his career, enrols on a life-coaching course.
Simon, Dobby's ex-boyfriend, invites Mark, Dobby, Jeremy and Superhans to join him and his friends for a paintballing weekend. Mark is convinced that Simon is using the weekend as a cover to get back with Dobby, and Jeremy is convinced he can life coach Neil, Simon's best friend.
Jeremy finally agrees to leave the flat and move in with Super Hans. Mark employs a decorator, Andy, to repaint the kitchen, and Jeremy helps out by giving him free 'life-coaching' advice. Meanwhile, Mark enrolls on a business studies evening course and meets Stephanie an attractive older woman.
Jeremy, desperate to avoid living with Superhans, sparks up an old relationship with Mark's siser Sara, and moves in with her and her five-year-old son, Joshy. Mark, meanwhile, in an attempt to deal with a damp patch on his bedroom wall, launches a campaign to be elected chairman of the freehold committee of Apollo House.
Mark and Jeremy are at the hospital awaiting the birth of Mark's baby. Sophie is determined to have a natural birth and doesn't want Mark to transfer any of his anxiety to the baby. Meanwhile, Jeremy is convinced he will never get over losing Elena, until he meets Zahra, whose boyfriend is in a coma.
Dobby, the object of Mark's desires, is now dating a graphic designer named Simon. Both Gerrard and Mark are determined to win her affections. Ben offers Jeremy the ideal job as head of development for his music web site.
Jeremy holds a book group at the flat in an effort to try and impress Zahra but apart from Mr Nice, Jeremy has never read a book. Mark is concerned by not being able to satisfy Dobby's sexual needs and decides to get some help for the problem.
Mark's baby's christening day arrives and he arranges to take Jeremy to the church with him. The duo end up getting locked in the hallway of Zahra's flat though.
Mark has invited his parents over for Christmas dinner. Everything has been planned down to the last detail but Jeremy has become over excited and Dobby and Super Hans show up as unexpected guests.
Mark is intent on winning the woman of his dreams, regardless of the fact that she already has a husband, and goes to some extraordinary lengths to do so - including a joint trip to the skin clinic for mole-mapping. On the other hand, Jeremy is determined to get his life on track and not ruin his new relationship. However, trouble seems to follow him around, and when Super Hans asks him to help out a friend, it could spell the end for the El Dude Brothers.
Jeremy and Super Hans come to blows over the rights to a tune they wrote back in the noughties, while Mark's play date with his son doesn't quite go to plan.
Jeremy is turning 40 - and it's hitting him hard - while Mark makes an audacious attempt to win the woman of his dreams.
Mark and Jeremy are reunited in the flat, Super Hans prepares for his wedding day, putting Mark under pressure as his best man. But there's a perk - Dobby will be there.
As Jeremy's love life takes a surprising turn, Mark deals with his own matters of the heart. A girl he has had a crush on since university is launching her new book, so he seizes the opportunity to see her, telling himself it is endurance, not stalking. He invents a fictitious dinner party to get her into the flat, but things do not look good when she calls to ask if she can bring her husband. In an effort to bolster numbers, Mark gets Jeremy and his friends on board last minute, and by the end of the night the truth about Jez's new romance is revealed to all.
Time has not healed the rift between former friends Mark and Jeremy. When Jeremy has to ask for a loan, Mark sees his chance for revenge...
Mark continues to dread the impending doom of his wedding day, still questioning his actions from the previous season. Both Mark and Jeremy meet Sophie's parents and brother- leading to disaster with arson, sex with a parent and drunken arguments.
Jeremy takes Mark on a stag weekend, with a rented canal boat. There, they meet two sisters, Aurora and Lucy, and their father. Jeremy falls in love with Aurora, whilst Lucy becomes sexually attracted to Mark. The father offers Mark a job in India, a way out of his impending marriage to Sophie, whilst Jeremy accidentally kills, and then eats a bit of Aurora's dog.
It's Mark's wedding day. He is torn about whether he should go through with it or not. Jeremy discourages him but Mark continues. On the way to the reception, Sophie breaks down and runs away. Jeremy comforts Mark as the 'El Dude Brothers' are reunited.