3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The LoG have never been afraid to push the boundaries as far as comedy goes (which is why they are so brilliant), and this Christmas special from 2000 just serves to prove that point perfectly (unlike Little Britain, which I swear used to be funny.)
Beginning in Vasey,this takes its structure purely from the hammer horrors of the 70s, Tales from the Crypt in particular. Charlie and Stella do line-dancing, a young boy thinks that Herr Lipp is trying to suck him (because he's a vampire obviously), and we discover the root of Chinnery's curse.
This is brilliant, and if new to the League probably not the best place to start. You need to adjust to the macabre humour and surrealism that… Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I am so very ashamed that it took me until last year to discover the sheer excellence of the League. I had to watch this box set all the way through before going to see the film and can honestly say that this box set was more than worth my hard earned cash!
From the bizarre insanities of the Denton family to bitchy vicar Bernice Woodall, teen horror fanatics Henry and Ally to the superb Legz Akimbo (There's no age limit on dealing with issues...), once you enter the macabre twisted world that is Royston Vasey, you really will never leave!
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are three outstanding actors,and with anyone else it wouldn't be nearly as good. And… Read more