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Excellent

“"I WANT TO SPEAK TO DAVE"”

published 15/09/2005

Hilariously funny, very clever

May be too dark, disturbing and offensive for some...

In my humble opinion, The League of Gentlemen is a comedy masterpiece. Conceived and performed by Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss, together with their writing partner Jeremy Dyson, it is set in the fictional town of Royston Vasey (a homage to the Gents' favourite comedian, Roy...

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“Out there on Planet Tharg”

published 30/12/2000

Not of this planet

Some of it is a bit too gross

It's very out there isn't it? The League of Gentlemen is one STRANGE little thing where all the major parts are played by just three individuals, who write the whole thing in conjunction with one other who's too ugly to be on camera - wait a minute look at these three - no, make that he's too...

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Excellent

“Good most of the time”

published 05/12/2000

Very funny

Occasionally not

The League Of Gentleman is an enjoyable programme, although sometimes the sickness and peculiarity overpower the humour, and there are one or two episodes that leave you disappointed and puzzled. However, the series as a whole is great. The idea is certainly original, and the fact that there are...

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Excellent

“NO NEED TO BE RUDE DEAR”

published 21/01/2002

funnier than most modern comedies

sometimes very very very dark

The League of Gentlemen captures the darker side to a generation. It is comedy at its most extreme, discouraging half of the televisual audience from tuning in regularly through its vulgarity and black comedy, and creating a cult-like troop of followers who will forever more be quoted the many...

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Excellent

You won't have seen anything like it before

A little to gruesome at times

The league of Gentleman is a programme you either love or hate. I personally find it one of the funniest programmes on tele, but I know people who can't stand it. Set in Roston Vasey, it is basically a sketch show that uses reacurring characters to create a loose plot. This works better than it...

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Excellent

You'll never be short of a catchphrase again

It helps if your deeply disturbed when watching it

Not since the Fast Show has a programme had so many catchphrases. The great thing about this show is that because it's not got the biggest viewing figures in the world, you can repeat "you're my wife now" to your hearts content, and no one has the foggiest. I first came across The League Of...

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Excellent

“Are YOU local...”

published 03/02/2001

VERY funny, VERY well made, comedy genius, brillia...

Not for some, people who insist on wearing out the...

Aah...The League of Gentlemen, one of my favourite television comedies. Pure comedy genius. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton and written by the three plus the camera-shy Jeremy Dyson. The quartet really kicked off by winning the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in...

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Excellent

“Brilliantly executed comedy”

published 23/07/2000

Superb sketches, memorable characters, great actin...

The warped humour that is occasionally displayed i...

It has been a long time since a comedy that had such an ambitious and surreal vision appeared on TV. Admittedly it is not to all tastes but those who can see beyond the aesthetics will find brilliantly executed sketch comedy that masquerades as a sitcom (although it has been called 'broken...

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Excellent

“Check Out the Stage Show”

published 24/01/2001

Classic comedy, if it's your sort of thing!

Christmas special, in my view a bit disappointing

I developed into a big fan of the League of Gentleman after watching the end of the first series and thinking "what?!?!?!", then being so curious that I started watching the second series and wished it would never end. The whole show is based on a ficticous village called Royston Vasey, the...

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“In a league of its own”

published 19/07/2000

This has got to be one of my all time favorite comady shows. I don't think that the second series was really as funny as the first series which is it hasn't gained full marks. However the "gentlemen" who wrote this must be geniuses. I love the whole thing. The way it is set in a small "Local"...

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Excellent

rebelling against your parents tastes

the second series had awful canned laughter

i have never in my whole 17 years of existence seen anything as addictive and remarkable as this surreal but oh so laudible comedy thriller. the greatness of edward and tubbs - their relationship, their weird, murderous and twisted ways that display a contradictory innocence, and of course their...

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Excellent

Funny, good characters

limited material

The League of Gentlemen is an hilarious show which is very original. It is about a small village by the name of Royston Vasey and follows several eccentric characters struggling to cope with life and do so in strange ways! Some of he characters and their situations provide wonderful, funny...

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Excellent

Very original, excellent acting, very *very* subtl...

Very subtle - some may not like the lack of 'obvio...

As I said you either love it or hate it - and I love it. This has to be one of the most original comedies to come out of British television for years. The sheer breadth of different characters is part of what makes it so great a comedy I think. That, along with the addictive pull of the sinister...

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Excellent

“Whats all this shouting”

published 03/01/2001

Loads of characters. Unique and side splitting.

Only 6 episodes per series (two series so far)

The League of Gentlemen is already fast becoming a classic series, in my opinion. The second series has recently finished being repeated on BBC2 and unfortunately I missed some of those. However I did receive a video of Series One for Christmas. The vast majority of the cast is played by three...

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Excellent

“Welcome to Royson Vasey”

published 23/03/2001

Fabulous characters and a plethora or catchphrases

Gets very warped!

It's worrying how us Brits can find the strangest things funny. Where else in the world does the public find it funny to see a butcher give an entire town nosebleeds, toads roasting on an open fire, and animals pinned to a crucifix. Only in a little town called Royston Vasey could this sort of...

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