I was a total League of Gentleman fanboy. Best thing on telly on years. There’s been plenty of decent comedy over the years but it’s just that added twist of the macabre that really made it. And the characters were brilliant, otherworldly yet all too familiar. I did this little project a few years ago using a scene from the League of Gentlemen movie, and while this photo was taken I uttered the revered catchphrase You’re my wife now. So I’ve earned my fanboy stripes.
Well they’re back! With Psychoville. Well, two of the three gentlemen are back, it’s a pity Mark Gatiss is absent. The first episode was on last night it was off to a good start. It’s the same style as League of Gentlemen, great characters, great set design, with just a dose more ‘murder, mystery, suspense!’. Of the new characters, I think the scary clown is a bit obvious – my favourites are David and Maureen, a mummy and her special little boy in an altogether wholesome relationship.
The first episode was a good opener for a long running story and I can’t wait to see where it goes.
BBC2 10pm Every Thursday.
June 20, 2009, 12:32 am
I loved the radio show, never seen the television version.
Been hearing some terrible things from some people with great comedic taste(but very low tolerance). They got me End of Part One, so I’m gonna trust them.
June 20, 2009, 1:18 pm
Not sure if you’re talking about psychoville or League of Gentlemen. Couldn’t possibly call them people of taste if they didn’t like the latter!
June 21, 2009, 12:15 am
Oh no, it’s Psychoville they’re slamming.
June 24, 2009, 4:06 pm
If they don’t like ‘Psychoville’ then they can’t have “great comedic taste”. Its absolutely brilliant & the best thing on television in ages. IMHO.
Surely you should make up your own mind? ‘Psychoville’ has the same comic sensibility as ‘The League of Gentlemen’, but has is original and distinctive in its own right.
June 25, 2009, 5:47 pm
They’re just a little bit too convincingly scary.