Parents' Guide to

Peep Show

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Guys' inner thoughts on love are for adults only.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


age 17+

So funny. Not for children.

This is strictly adults only. There is constant swearing (s**t f**k w****r, c**k (muncher). Talk about sex a lot. Drugs feature heavily and everyone is quite blas'e about them. It's very crude (gay prostitutes, feeling regretful ), it can get quite dark (a dog gets eaten). A main character frequently takes every drug, including crack (its morish) But it's probably one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. I've watched it so many times now. It's comedy gold.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

The guys' internal thoughts (often accompanied by camera angles that offer the thinker's vantage point) are scattered through the fast-paced dialogue and add a unique element to the otherwise been-there, done-that plot. The funny views on relationships may or may not resonate with adult viewers' own experiences, but either way, they'll be laughing.

But parents should definitely watch this one closely before giving teens the go-ahead. Sexual encounters and dialogue are prolific, as is strong language. In one episode alone, there were two simulated sex scenes (nudity was limited to a woman in a bra) -- one ended in orgasm, and, in the other, a male bystander watched the action from afar. Same-sex kissing, fondling of genitals through clothing, and an erection visible under a robe were also included, making this an iffy choice for most teens.

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