Inside No. 9

I love Psychoville - it was my first introduction to their work - so this episode was a gift. Seeing David and Maureen back on screen was a massive treat. But yes, the new couple storyline felt a bit wasted.

If anyone hasn't seen Psychoville and doesn't want to delve into both series, just watch Series 1, Episode 4. If I'm right, its actually where the idea of Inside No. 9 came from and its one of my favourite episodes of television ever.
 

Inland Empire

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Well I thought tonight’s episode was great! I’m glad we got something more restrained and down-to-Earth after the clusterfuck that was last week’s episode, and that it didn’t try and force in a twist which didn’t feel earned. The advent calendar format worked surprisingly well for the short time slot, and it added a nice dash of dread with the mystery around the 9th door.
 
It was a bit more subtle this time. I think the implication was that
the mum ran over and killed the guy the son was indebted to.
I see! I felt so thick when it just abruptly ended but I was waiting for it all to build up to something. I did even wonder if it was something to do with that "do UFOs exist" red button that popped up.

Sad to say this is the weakest season of Inside No 9 for me now that we are at the halfway point.
 
I get the feeling that the twist was meant to be that there wasn't one. Or at least it was meant to keep you guessing. Which it didn't really, because I didn't care enough.
 

2014

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I liked this episode and it was easily the best so far, and the acting was great, it was nice to not have such a twisty twist - their ability to cram in so much into half an hour is still immaculate.
 

Inland Empire

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I honestly preferred it to Riddle of the Sphinx. That was a great episode of course, but it felt like it was trying a bit too hard to be extra clever and twisty. This one felt totally effortless.

And seeing more of Fionn Whitehead is difficult to complain about.
 
I honestly preferred it to Riddle of the Sphinx. That was a great episode of course, but it felt like it was trying a bit too hard to be extra clever and twisty. This one felt totally effortless.
Exactly my point, it sacrificed some of the twistiness to put more time into exploring it's not 100% dissimilar story and was better for it.Or maybe I'm just saying that because I find magic more interesting than cryptic crosswords.
 
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