The latest episode of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's Inside No. 9, which featured the black humour and horror elements of past instalments, has been praised by fans – as usual.
'Once Removed' plays out in reverse, with a series of segments that all start "10 minutes earlier…", smartly keeping each section relatively short so you're never lost by the story.
Here's what Digital Spy thought: "It's a well-constructed tale about the perils of moving house, but as it layers twist upon twist and the jigsaw puzzle of a story comes together, its devious climax will make you want to rewatch immediately."
As ever, fans agreed, with one writing: "Every week I watch Inside no.9 thinking Shearsmith and Pemberton can't pull it out again, but of course they can".
Every week I watch Inside no.9 thinking Shearsmith and Pemberton can’t pull it out again but of course they can- Steve Breakey (@stevebreakey) January 17, 2018
"INSIDE NO. 9 ain't messin about, y'all", another said.
INSIDE NO. 9 ain't messin about, y'all- Trey Hilburn (@TreyHilburn) January 17, 2018
And then, there was someone who took full advantage of Twitter's 280-character limit and wrote: "#InsideNo9....Once removed BrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliant BrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliantBrilliant Yes, I liked it!"
#InsideNo9....Once removed- Kendall Reviews (@gjkendall) January 17, 2018
Yes, I liked it! pic.twitter.com/n3qZBoNnDh
The praise was far and wide and more follows below, including words like "extraordinary", "clever", "stellar" and "superb". High praise indeed...
Well..... that was quite extraordinary #InsideNo9- Lee Mark Davies (@LeeMarkDavies) January 17, 2018
I'm gonna rewatch "Once Removed" like a million more times because THAT WAS SO CLEVER JESUS CHRIST #InsideNo9- cezna (@zeMaRoSm) January 17, 2018
Has each episode of Inside No. 9 got better than the previous one? I thought last week's was a true classic, but this week has topped it. I'm a little scared at how brilliant the show will be by the end of the series!- @MikeHollandarts (@MikeHollandarts) January 17, 2018
I can't think of anything better on right now. #InsideNo9
well staying up to catch up on Inside No. 9 was totally worth it. I wanted more.- katrina (@matthewcrxwley) January 17, 2018
First time viewer of #InsideNo9 tonight and utterly amazed by how great it was! Stellar writing and plot twists!- Max (@maxrodgers_) January 17, 2018
Once Removed was my favourite #InsideNo9 episode so far of this series. Plot put me in mind of the Brian Clemens thriller The Colour Of Blood. Superb writing & great performances from everyone. Well done.- Helen Chapman (@HC_Zedart) January 17, 2018