If you live in the UK, congrats! Wednesday night you can legally start watching the ninth and final season of “Peep Show,” the long-running Channel 4 comedy about odd couple friends/now-former-roommates, uptight Mark (David Mitchell) and nincompoop Jez (Robert Webb). Since its debut 12 years ago, the two have been locked in crippling co-dependency. The last episode, which aired three years ago, found them finally on the outs, though we knew they’d come grumpily together.
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But viewers in America waiting to legally watch it can tide themselves over. The whole thing resides on Netflix Instant, after all. And “Peep Show” — whose gimmick is that’s shot entirely in POV shots, with accompanying, often grouchy narration beamed from our antiheroes’ deluded brains — has high rewatchability factor. Like “BoJack Horseman,” it’s fun (if you will) to stew again and again in Mark and Jez’s failures, including, but not limited to, their inability to form lasting relationships apart from each other. As such, cobbling together a heaping handful of favorite episodes is not a bother.
Here, then, is our highly subjective (though totally spot-on) list of picks for “Peep Show”’s eight best episodes: