10 Dark British Comedy TV Shows That Must Be Seen

9. Nighty Night

Nighty Night follows the sociopathic, self involved Jill Tyrell as she uses those around her by milking her husband's recent cancer diagnosis for sympathy. She tries to break up the marriage her wheelchair bound neighbour Cathy and flirts with her son all while pretending that her husband has died of his cancer, despite him responding well to the treatment. It's very dark stuff from the outset but if you're a fan of pitch black humour you'll be right at home with the show. The show as written by its star, Julia Davis, who plays the part of Jill terrifyingly well. You actively despise her throughout the narrative but you can't help but watch to see what new low she'll reach next. The story twists and turns through murder, abuse and greed while still managing to bring the laughs. The show is a must watch for any fans of dark comedy. It has all the hallmarks of the genre, from the despicable protagonist to the difficult themes it not only approaches, but outright mocks. It may make you uncomfortable at times, but that's all part of the fun.
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