It’s clever, well-written, creatively put together and very imaginative.
But it doesn’t grab me by the proverbials. I’m just kind of…[shrugs, wanders off to find Argos catalogue and browse storage solutions]
I can understand that. I love the show and have enjoyed every episode; but it’s curiously unengaging. If I missed the last one I wouldn’t be unduly worried and I don’t think I’d give a thought to how it all turns out.
I guess what I’m saying is I like the style more than the substance.
I’ve just worked out the problem I have with it. Just *one* of those characters would be enough to make a good ol’ dark comedy drama thing. But there’s, what, 7 or 8 of them?
Too much of a good thing. Not enough contrast.
Did you feel the same about The League of Gentlemen?
No, because it felt less like a single unified story. I could see the sketch show roots.
The League of Gentlemen was hell to Little Britain’s heaven. I’m sure greater minds than mine have already made that comparison.
Admission: I never saw all that much of TLoG. It didn’t click for me.
Brilliant characters, though. And what I did see unnerved me.
I think that’s what I like, being unnerved.
Ho yes. I watched two hours of Psychoville and wasn’t unnerved once.
When the whole world is weird, weird is normal.
I haven’t seen it yet. If you have any views on the lack of Psychoville-related data in my brain, then by God I’d love to hear them.
I strongly suspect the first statement is the cause of the absence of data in the second.
I like it. You might too. Or you might not.
Does that help?
This has made things much clearer, thank you. I might watch it. Or I might not.
I like it – and I find I need to know how the different stories resolve…. Love the disturbing characters and their goals.
(But this is fiction. If any of these people were real and I met them in the street I would RUN AWAY!)
I didn’t click the same way with TLoG.
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