Introduction To The League Of Gentlemen

Did you hear that they want to make another series? I have everything I can cross, crossed for more from the bizarre town of Royston Vasey.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, The League of Gentlemen is a black comedy television created by Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Jeremy Dyson. It's cringe-worthy hilarious, with such memorable characters (JUSTIN! I can I can't?! This is a local shop, for local people, there is nothing for you here).

Obviously, with all comedies, it's not to everyones tastes, but it tickles my fancy in such ways that can only be replicated with the likes of The Inbetweeners, IT Crowd and Black Books. After re-watching all three series in the space of a week and quoting it to all my friends (Twelfty! Hello Dave) I had to share with everyone else.

It's also really fun to see the old job centre branding from the nineties and how Reece Shearsmith has the ability to look beautiful no matter how he is dressed up. (On a related note, Shearsmith and Pemberton collaborated to create Psychoville, which was also black and dark and hilarious). There is also a film called The League of Gentlemen Apocalypse, which is bizarrely magical, with the characters meeting the actors that play them.

Many years ago I even got to visit Hadfield, where the League was filmed, and it was as ridiculously exciting, despite not really being anything like the fictional Royston Vasey. If you're looking for a parody of small-town/village British life, this is a must, but as I said before, it's not for everyone, and if you're offended, it's not my fault.

"You're my wife now, Dave"

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