Just now working our way through Season 2. Such a treat to not know how each episode will play out: comedy, horror, drama, mystery... The twists (or perhaps more properly 'resolutions') themselves are often predictable, but this is offset by being totally ignorant of what kind of tale you're watching until you're 5 or 10 minutes in, and then by the sheer pleasure of watching the story play out. Even little things like waiting right to the end (in vain) for Pemberton to appear
in Season 1's The Harrowing
and reverse the horror conceit with some comedy twist was exquisite...
Watched 12 Days of Christine
on Saturday, and it had us both dabbing at the eyes and generally going to bed upset, and that's without anything like Flippo's excuse. Despite being a fairly obvious setup it's very powerful and completely gripping stuff, and Sheridan Smith is even better than she was in the Harry Hill Movie (I kid, she's a bit of a revelation after vanilla TV roles for years).
Does anyone else make these sorts of things at this level of invention and wit?