Friday, November 06, 2009

Peep Show

Peep Show is easily one of the best programmes on TV. It's just finished it's 6th season so it's a testament to the show's popularity. It's sharp, witty, genuinely funny, and shows not sign of slowing down. Ricky Gervias describes it as the best show on tele, and he knows a thing or two about being funny.

It's told from the point of view of each character, so the camera of always at the level of their head and you see what they see, hear what they say and even better, hear what they think. It's a bit strange to get used to it, but after a while you can't imagine the show done any other way, and its what makes the show unique.

In a nutshell, it's about 2 guys who live together and are very different to each other. One dry and cynical, the other witless and niave. The contrast and the clash is what makes it entertaining to watch their misadventures and escapades.

Series 1 - 6 is available on DVD and it's worth checking out. Each season is roughly about 6 episodes of about 25 minutes each. Yes, you'd go through them quickly, and probably want to watch them in one sitting! Highly recommended.


Hey, life has it's ups and downs. You have to find distractions you keep you entertained...

Spotify is one of them that does keep you entertained. If you haven't heard of it yet, it's basically online audio streaming in a slick user interface. Virtually anything that's been released on CD is available there, and a handy way to access loads of music wherever you are connected to the internet. There's an iPhone app too, so it's like having access to a huge library of music wherever you have signal.

It's only available in a few countries in Europe, but hopefully will catch on in other places. It's free, and the catch is that in between tracks, you would get an advert of some sort. For buying a premium subscription, it gets rid of the adverts, but for a free service, a few ads every now and then isn't so bad.

Could this be the future of how people listen to music? Possibly. So many people illegally download music, 'giving' it to them, sponsored by adverts and generating income for the artists income is better than piracy. I'm loving it.

Today, Robbie Willams new album was released on Spotify, 3 days ahead of the commercial release. Way cool.