Psychoville: DVD Review
Released by BBC and Roadshow Entertainment
To those in the know, the League Of Gentlemen are comedy icons.
So when it was announced two of their founding quartet
were shooting a new dark comedy series for the BBC, there was much to celebrate
- and be afraid of.
Described as a dark character
comedy mystery featuring the weird and the wonderful, this 7 part series
involves 5 sets of characters - the majority of which are played by Reece
Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton; as well as a career changing dark turn from Dawn
This quintet appears unconnected but each
of them receive a letter which simply states "I know what you did" and they all
set out to try and track down who the blackmailer is.
As all of their paths cross, it becomes clear they share something in
common - and that the blackmailer may be a lot closer to home than they first
Psychoville is brilliantly psychotic -
it's once again proof that these British comedians are the best and darkest the
country's ever turned out. The show is mesmerising and will suck you in with its
gallows humour and macabre view of life.
scores highly for episode 4 which sees the entire League of Gentlemen team
reunited in one episode, an homage to Hitchcock, which plays out in just one set
- sheer genius.
Commentaries on all episodes, interviews and behind the scenes all add to the
wealth of material on this two disc set