Ostensibly a comedy, this bizarre BBC import is unquestionably one of the most creepy and disturbing things you will see on TV. Ever.
The three in the “League of Gentlemen”, creators Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, portray various psychos, lunatics, freaks, jerks, and other grotesques in the sinister country side town of Royston Vasey (fourth creator Jeremy Dyson writes on the show but doesn't act).
Taking their cues from horror films (and in the third and final season, action films), they create jet black dark sketches that will make you laugh, but will also stay with you like a nightmare. This is one show I would never let a child with a vivid imagination watch. Just look at our favorite unsettling characters – Papa Lazarou.
Definitely not a show for everyone, but its unconventional style has earned it a devout legion of fans and cult status.