The League Of Gentlemen - Series 3 (2002) [DVD]
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The third series of the BAFTA Award-winning comedy finds a terrible, tragic accident bringing a conclusion to the stories of some of the strange inhabitants of Royston Vasey. Also featuring the return of transsexual cab driver Barbara and Legz Akimbo.
Contains all six episodes from Series Three:
- The Lesbian and the Monkey
Pauline is released from potting pinks at HMP Clitclink, with dreams of opening a pen shop called Her Nibs.
- The One-Armed Man is King
Joke shop owner Lance has an illicit operation to graft on a new arm, but it has a mind of its own.
- Turn Again Geoff Tipps
Dismissed from his job, Geoff goes to London to make his fortune as a stand-up comedian. Soon his face well, an identikit picture is on prime-time TV.
- The Medusa Touch
As sexplorers try out a new sex aid at Alvin and Sunny Steeles B&B, Alvin escapes to the garden centre in search of more than compost bins
- Beauty and the Beast or Come Into My Parlour
Handyman Charlie Hull is a great help at Judee Levensons new beauty parlour Spit n Polish. Especially since hes started providing special extras
- How the Elephant Got Its Trunk
Theres a new volunteer at the charity shop amateur dramatics enthusiast Keith Drop. Meanwhile, Dog Cinema boss Kenny Harris is confronted by his arch-enemy, cat crazy Dougal Siepp.
The third series of The League of Gentlemen takes the portmanteau horror approach of their Christmas Special and extends it daringly across the entire six episodes. Here, each half-hour instalment is a self-contained story featuring various familiar and less well-known inhabitants of Britain's most accursed town, Royston Vasey. But each individual tale leads--horribly, inevitably--towards a single shocking event, the full circumstances of which are only realised in a final, macabre twist. It's all far too bleak to be called comedy, just too damn funny to be anything else. This is a team who have always defined their own rules, nowhere more boldly than here.
Opening with a funky new theme tune, the six episodes feature--among others--ex-con Pauline and Mickey in a touching tale of transvestisism; Lance the one-armed comedy shop owner yearning for a new limb; foul-tempered Geoff Tipps trying to make it as a stand-up comic in "Lundun"; some eye-popping fetishist behaviour at the local B&B; seedy goings-on in the massage parlour; and, most horrendously of all, the dreaded return of Papa Lazarou. It all proved too much for some viewers--too grotesque, too offbeat, too surreal. Packed with knowing references to obscure movies and filled with the most unpleasant characters ever to grace a "sitcom", this is certainly an uncompromising series, and one that invites fascinated speculation on what dark delights await in their upcoming movie.
On the DVD: The League of Gentlemen, Series 3 two-disc set maintains the high standard of extra features established by the previous series. Here there's more raucous "Local Gossip" with the four gents on the first disc, plus a second disc of insightful background material including: a 30-minute making of documentary by Adam Buxton (of Adam and Joe); a candid video diary from Steve Pemberton; a truly dire magic tutorial from Dean Tavalouris (Reece Shearsmith); Joby Talbot's music score; an interview with costume designer Yves Barre; outtakes and deleted scenes; plus a Mike King Enterprises editing suite, enabling you to muck about with the ending sequence and ruin it completely. --Mark Walker
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Boring, no sketches, too surreal, too sick, no Tubbs and Edward.
Just a few of the initial criticisms the show faced. Maybe people weren't ready, or maybe the weeklong gap between each episode was too much to notice the links and references between each story.
Either way, I half-heartedly bought it, and I'm very glad indeed. Far surpassing purely comedy, the 3rd series also scares, disgusts, confuses, and even touches you with the variety of the stories being told, more so than the previous efforts.
In summary, if you liked the first two series for their irreverant take on comedy, then you may be interested to see the direction theyve taken. If you're a sketch show person, its probably not for you.
Personally, I hadn't lived until I saw Ross and Pauline (Oh god, its true), the Debt Collectors, Charlie providing 'extras' and the oh-so-camp Keith Drop.
The first disc carries the episodes and some commentary features, the second disc has a whole host of features such as making of, characters, out-takes, SFX footage etc..
The humour is darker, more perverse, more observant and takes you to dark depths featuring amongst other things stealing body parts, illegal operations, terrorist bombings, the asphyxiation evenings at the Windemere and no local shop! What’s it all coming too?
It is the only series that does not include a laugh track. Personally I hate ‘canned’ laughter, but this does suffer for the lack of it, unless you’re watching with others. This doesn’t really work if watching on your own as a lot of the humour is seeing other peoples reaction to it all.
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!
A) Stick to the formula that has worked extremely well for you so far and produce more of the same. After all, it's probably the easiest option and you know your fans will lap it up.
B) Dumb it down a little - tone down the more grotesque elements and obscure references and go for a more mainstream approach. After all, this will probably appeal to a wider audience and may even get you moved over to BBC1.
C) Take a risk and shake things up a little. After all, tempting as it may be to stick to familiar territory and creatively tread water, you're mindful of other shows which have done this and gone off the boil. You're not too concerned with belly laughs - they're no benchmark for real quality, and quality is what you're keen to maintain. To this end, you have a possible new direction in mind.
Go for option C. You may alienate some of your audience, but if they're going to moan about you trying something different then you're probably better off without them anyway. Who needs a laughter track? It's just annoying and slightly patronising - I don't want to be told when to laugh. I don't want a "THIS IS A JOKE" reminder. I'm intelligent enough to work that out for myself and laugh if I feel the need.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent series -good British Black comedy. Well worth a try if you haven't seen it - just go with it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by TonkLover
As a huge fan of The League of Gentlemen I eagerly awaited series 3 when it was on TV and whilst I did enjoy this series and some of the new characters, I'm torn over the changing... Read morePublished 10 months ago by carl blanchard
This has been completely ruined by the addition of loud canned laughter. What idiot decided to ruin this great show thinking this woild be a good idea deserves to be sacked. Read morePublished 11 months ago by norman d ball