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Old 02-13-2014   #1
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Inside No. 9

New anthology series of dark comedy from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton of The League of Gentlemen and Psychoville fame.

Two episodes in and no supernatural elements so far, more Alfred Hitchcock Presents or Tales of the Unexpected than The Twilight Zone. But even if the supernatural doesn't turn up it doesn't matter, this is still dark and edgy. It's also very funny.

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Re: Inside No. 9

Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. Somebody told me about this recently but they didn't know the title. I believe Reece did some readings of Robert Aickman stories recently, for radio I think. Hopefully they'll be available somewhere.

I enjoyed Psychoville for the most part.
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Re: Inside No. 9

Did you watch Utopia? Seems to have slipped through a lot of people's nets that one. Much like Black Mirror in that respect.
Both very good indeed and they make me hopeful about British slipstream/horror/sf on TV.
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Re: Inside No. 9

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Ah yes, thanks for the reminder. Somebody told me about this recently but they didn't know the title. I believe Reece did some readings of Robert Aickman stories recently, for radio I think. Hopefully they'll be available somewhere.

I enjoyed Psychoville for the most part.
I believe he narrated three audio books by Aickman. I think I saw them at Audible.com.
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Re: Inside No. 9

vapidleopard, I heard about Utopia but never got round to seeing it. Black Mirror is fun, as was Brooker's Dead Set.

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Re: Inside No. 9

Well, series one has now finished and the general consensus from the people I've spoken to is that the quality of the episodes was a bit variable. Although no one seems to agree which were the good episodes and which were the not quite so good ones.

What everyone does agree on is that overall the series is well worth watching and they're looking forward to series two, which has already been commissioned.

Btw, the series did turn out to contain some supernatural elements, but I won't say in which episodes so as not to spoil it for anyone who hasn't watched them yet.

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