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Peep Show: 21st-century angst summed up in six Mark and Jez memes

Channel 4 will finally bid farewell to Jeremy and Mark in the sitcom that defined a generation

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The last-ever episode of Peep Show, hailed as the "cult sitcom that defined a generation", will air on Channel 4 next week.

The success of the series, which first started in 2003, is partly down to the paranoia and anxieties of Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb), which are both painful and entertaining to watch.

The show captures "vastly more about the truth of what it's like to live in the 21st century than any religion has so far managed", says David Berry at the National Post.

The El Dude brothers of Croydon might go one step further than the average person – pretending to be a student in a distant town to woo a woman or eating a dog to avoid upsetting a new love interest. But many of their excruciatingly awkward moments reflect the real-life pressures of the 21st century…

On trust

(Channel 4 /via lolsnaps.com)

On loneliness

(Channel 4 /via dudeinpublishing.tumblr.com)

 On fear

(Channel 4/via fatherspliffmas.tumblr.com))

On dating

(Channel 4/via Amossyworld)

On fitness

(Channel 4/via now-here-this.timeout.com)

On optimism

(Channel 4/via giphy)

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