Thursday, September 13, 2012

The League Of Gentlemen review

The League of Gentlemen review
The League Of Gentlemen is a British comedy of epic proportions. Like most shows from the UK, it only ran for a short time (3 seasons) with a low amount of episodes each time (6). It is the creation of four very talented individuals, 3 of whom star in the show. They each play a variety of odd characters in the fictional small town of Royston Vasey.

The first season is my favourite. It is jam packed with the best characters and jokes. The second season gets a little more story based with the introduction of new characters. The third is a mixed bunch as the creators try to keep things fresh with individual stories in each episode. The one about the arm transplant is perhaps my least favourite episode in this final season.

There is also a selection of additional material available including a Christmas special which is similar in format to the third season. Then there is the movie which is a fantastic concept where the characters realise they are in a TV programme and their world crumbles. There are also 2 live shows available on DVD which are excellent. The pantomime format is a brilliant light hearted concept.

This is a classic comedy and one of the best I have ever seen. The writers deserve credit for creating something which is completely unique and groundbreaking. Although it isn't perfect, especially in the latter parts, the characters are amazing and the comedy hilarious.

My rating 4.5 stars out of 5.

 

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