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Netflix fans say they’ve discovered ‘absolutely brilliant’ under-the-radar Irish dark comedy series

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Netflix fans have praised an ‘offbeat’ Irish black comedy about an obituarist turned serial killer.

Released on the streaming service this month, Obituary is set in the small town of Kilraven and follows newspaper obituarist Elvira Clancy, played by Siobhan Cullen (Bodkin, The Dry).

A young woman obsessed with death, when she is faced with the prospect of having to go freelance and losing her full-time wage, Elvira takes matters into her own hands and starts getting a head start on her work and playing a part in people’s demises.

Pressure ramps up due to the fact she also needs to support her alcoholic dad Ward, played by Michael Smiley.

At the same time, new crime reporter Emerson Stafford (Ronan Raftery) is investigating a cold-case murder in the town.

After tuning in, viewers have said the unsettling story has them hooked.

A scene from Obiruary
Netflix viewers are hooked on the dark comedy Obituary (Picture: Hulu)
Siobhan Cullen as Elvira Clancy in Obituary
Set in a small Irish town, it stars Siobhan Cullen as newspaper obituarist Elvira Clancy (Picture: Hulu)

Not mincing his words, X user Richard explained: ‘If you like a laugh and murder then this Irish show could be for you.’

‘Full of black humour just as Bodkin was, and set in Ireland, we love it!’ Alyson shared.

‘If you haven’t been watching Obituary on Netflix, please for the love of god do it. It’s Irish and about death and it’s so funny and wry and more of that please,’ Aislinn added.

Meanwhile someone else said the show was a ‘brilliant dark Dexteresque story of murder in a small Irish town’.

Michael Smiley as Ward Clancy in Obituary
Michael Smiley plays her father, Ward (Picture: Hulu/Everett/REX/Shutterstock)
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Others compared it to American series Dexter, which ran from 2006 until 2013 (Picture: X)

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment last year, Siobhan said that when she first read the script there was ‘nothing I could compare it to’.

‘It just felt very unique. That’s what I found appealing – it’s a bit dark and twisted but also a lot of humour and light as well,’ she said.

Speaking about her character, she said it was somewhat strange she was considered the black sheep.

‘It’s funny because in her town, she’s seen as the oddball, the weirdo but the characters that make up the town are some of the wildest and weirdest you’ll meet.

‘So, she’s quite relatable to the audience because she is quiet human but in this town of freaks and oddballs, she does stand out.’

Obituary is streaming on Netflix.

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