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This review is from: The League Of Gentlemen - Series 3 (2002) [DVD] (DVD)
I, like so many, am a dedicated fan of The League Of Gentlemen & have been since the radio series. The first two series of the televison show were hilariously funny & gained an even bigger legion of fans. However, I've come across many people who find this 3rd series to be a disappointment. Believe me, this is not the case.
Granted, The League have done something different. They're far to innovative to want to just do more of the same & instead opted to do this - an ultra-dark, intelligent, inspiring, hilarious & original comedy series.
Each episode follows a main plot & has two smaller plots running along side it. It all happens over the same time period & ends in the same place. Every episode exposes a little bit more of the climax & you're treated to many twists & turns on the way.
Gone are the days of the laughter-track which results in the whole experience feeling a lot darker & at times horrific. The stories themselves cover three catorgories; hilarious (Geoff Tipps), dramatic (Puline/Mickey/Ross) & sheer horror (Papa Lazarou).
The DVD itself is packed full of extras & features the ever-present Local Gossip (commentary) which is as entertaining as the show itself! There's also a few easter-eggs hidden away which I'd recommend you finding because they're well worth it.
Perhaps with the exception of the Christmas Special, this is the best thing The League Of Gentlemen have ever produced. The word 'genius' gets used to often & is usually aimed at undeserving targets (Little Britain anyone?) but Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton & Jeremy Dyson are truly deserving of the title - Geniuses. Superb!