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Inside No. 9

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Inland Empire, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. 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.
  2. Loved the Psychoville crossover. It was a great episode and inspired me to rewatch all four series of Inside No 9.
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  3. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    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.
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  4. Agreed. Last night was just perfect and what I love about No 9 when it gets it right. It was perfectly paced with some mystery but not too much and based around heart - loved it.
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  5. I was waiting for the big twist and then... it just stopped.

    Feel like I must be missing something but I didn't get it.
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  6. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    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.
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  7. Well that’s 0/3 for me now, considering how strong previous seasons have been. What a shame.
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  8. 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.
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  9. It was the best episode so far, but the twist was weak. All very well acted and everything, but the bloom is definitely off the rose for this show.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    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.
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  12. I’m just catching up on episode 2...
  13. Episode 4 has been a huge return to form for me. Reminded me a bit of The Riddle Of The Sphinx, but with some more engaging personal beats.
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  14. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    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.
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  15. I must be thicker than I thought, but I understood very little of last night’s conclusion.
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  16. 2014

    2014 Staff Member

    This episode was so great!! I love both of them but Reece in particular is magnetic. And I love Jill Halfpenny!
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  17. Me last week!

    Much better episode this week and a return to form after the disappointing start to the series.
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  18. I just can’t connect the loose ends in last night’s episode!
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  19. 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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  20. That was a really interesting episode. It was like Alan Bennett's Talking Heads on acid.
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