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Telly: PSYCHOVILLE – double u tee eff? 

 September 7, 2016

By  NickLitten

Pschoville is very reminiscent of A League of Gentlemen – not the movie, but its dark and twisted telly cousin. I love it.

Psychoville is weird, humorous, silly, serious and still scary but funny and sometimes disturbing…. confused enough? I sure was. The Clown is pure genius. The Silent Dancer is somehow super scarey. The blind old man, serial killers, porno dwarves and crazy nurse make this satirical comedy series something very special indeed. Pour yourself a stiff glass of WTF and enjoy it.

After creating the kind of northern town nightmares are made of, The League Of Gentlemen’s Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton are looking for a new place to settle down… welcome to Psychoville.

Written by the Leagsters for BBC Two, Psychoville is a dark character comedy mystery featuring characters from all over the UK, who each receive a mysterious letter.

They include a blind man with a curious collection, a midwife with a very odd child, a dwarf who’s in love with his panto Snow White and a one-handed clown and children’s entertainer with a hook.

Yet despite having different backgrounds, different interests, and coming from different parts of the country, every one has been sent an anonymous, black-edged card which reads: “I know what you did…”

If you dont get it then just dont watch it… but if you like dark humour and can imagine a cross between a monty-python, the shining, Stephen Kings IT and days of our lives then you might just enjoy it. Or if you are a confirmed nut-job then you will deffo enjoy it.

NickLitten


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

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