Psychoville (2009–2011)

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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," it sends their lives into a downward spiral. They include a birthing coach nurse who ... See full summary »

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 Mrs. Wren (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
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A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," it sends their lives into a downward spiral. They include a birthing coach nurse who believes her practice doll is a real baby; an alcoholic, one-handed clown; a young man obsessed with serial killers; a telekinetic dwarf; and a miserly old man with the world's biggest Beanie Baby collection. Written by jaybeebrad

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Surprisingly good!
24 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know that is a harsh title for my comment, but I felt hugely let down by The League of Gentlemen. After a hilarious, and frankly genius first series, the show went quickly downhill with a messy second series that was neither comedy nor horror, and a third that relied on a format change as a rescue attempt. As for the movie - don't get me started.

If you felt like me, then even the title of 'Psychoville' may have conjured up the idea of a desperate attempt to be funny and scary at the same time.

Thankfully, 'Psychoville' IS funny. The weirdness is there, and it still makes you feel uncomfortable, but it is always played for laughs, and after 30 minutes you feel like you actually watched a comedy show. Yes I DO understand the concept of black comedy - but the balance has to be right, and so far (2 episodes in) this show is getting it right. Where 'League' struggled to decide what kind of show it was going to be, it's successor looks set to be the kind of show the writers always wanted.


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