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“Crammed with sly menace and even slyer wit. Taking itself seriously when you least expect it and undercutting the nastiest of stuff with seaside postcard humour, it's the most exciting thing on telly.” Evening Standard
Strip clubs and seedy hotels, intrigue and deception, unspeakable secrets and unbelievable depravity--this is Blackpool, where you can be whoever you want to be, however fantastic or bizarre. But always at a price. Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to avenge the death of his mother. Without a penny to his name, he carries only a fragment of paper containing the words ‘Ambrose Chapel’. Also in town are the Suttons, Dudley and Lola, hoping a dirty weekend at the Shangri-la Guesthouse will spice up their marriage. They are about to find themselves caught in a nightmare rollercoaster ride driven by the dysfunctional Woolf family.
The Woolfs are at the heart of everything that happens in Blackpool. There’s Shirley Woolf, nightclub owner and borderline psycho, his foolhardy wife Connie and his mother, the evil and manipulative Mercy, a vicious matriarch who runs every racket in town: protection, intimidation and extortion. Twisting and turning, the story unravels with surprises, shocks and dark, dark humour, plunging into mystery and menace--because once you’ve visited Funland, there’s no going back.
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- Deleted Scenes
- Commentaries by the Writers, Simon Ashdown and Jeremy Dyson
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But that's not all. Two more stangers arrive in Blackpool at the same time; a young couple, Dudley and Lola Sutton, trying to spice up their marriage. For Dudley the problem is lack of sex. For Lola the problem is Dudley, and he gets them both in the most awful mess with his stupidity as they too become involved with the Woolfs and their money-grabbing schemes
These are the normal characters by the way; the minor ones are straight out of The League of Gentleman, as is the humour - dark, grotesque, absurd, often very funny. There is no shortage of sex in this series either, so if you are easily offended best steer clear
I found the first episode difficult to get into. Lots of characters are introduced quickly; the story jumps about a lot before we get to know them; its stylistic and strange and a little alienating, mainly because so many of the characters are odd or dislikable. All I can say is, you must stick with it. By the end of the 2nd episode I was totally hooked and watched the whole 11 episodes over 3 nights.
The writing is funny, crazy, tongue-in-cheek, with twisting, turning plots that keep you guessing until the end. Some of the plot twists and character revalations are a bit silly and unbelievable but the story gets away with it. Its not meant to be taken seriously; something which you are reminded of often
Best thing about the series has to be the wonderful cast. Daniel Mays gives his usual power-packed and energy fuelled performance as the sympathetic but fearless Carter. Kris Marshall is hilarious as the inept Dudley. My favourite however was Ian Paulston-Davis as Shirley Woolf. Shirley is the most interesting character and Paulston-Davis totally nails it
Has to be seen by anyone who liked Twin Peaks or League of Gentleman. Or those who don't feel too attached to Blackpool
The one proper sex scene (that i remember) is neither out of context nor particularly explicit, and the strong language isn't gratuitous. What more could one want? A re-run on prime time and a second series please.
Product arrived in good time, well packaged and in perfect condition.
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3 words to describe Funland. If you liked The League of Gentlemen you will liked this as well without a doubt.Read more