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Series / Crazyhead

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Deal with your demons, or they'll deal with you.

Crazyhead is a 2016 Netflix and Channel 4 co-production television show. It was created by Howard Overman and stars Cara Theobold and Susan Wokoma.

The show kicks off following Amy, a young bowling alley employee who has recently been seeing a psychiatrist on the grounds of seeing strange things. Things take soon take a turn when she meets Raquel who informs her that she is a seer - someone who can see demon-possessed humans walking amongst ordinary people. Hilarity ensues as they try to navigate their way through supernatural encounters more than a little out of place in their otherwise mundane lives.

This show provides examples of:

  • Ambiguously Bi: Amy is shown as this throughout the series. Comes to a head when she kisses Raquel in the final episode. She denies it whenever it's brought up.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Averted. Most demons are shown as incredibly violent and destructive for the sake of violence. However, demons show quite the nurturing side to their children as seen in Mercy and Sawyer. Harry also starts to show this after he falls in love with Raquel.
  • Back from the Dead: Suzanne, thanks to Raquel serving as a bridge between worlds.
  • Bad Boss: Callum, given his propensity for battering his henchmen.
  • Big Bad: Callum serves as this, particularly concerning Raquel.
  • Blatant Lies: In a show where not everyone is aware of the supernatural, these are abound.
  • Book Ends: The series starts with Amy pissing on her friend who was recently possessed. It ends with her pissing on Jake as he's been possessed as well.
  • By the Eyes of the Blind: Only Seers can see demons - responsible for the premise of the show.
  • Came Back Wrong:Suzanne does this, much to the dismay of Amy.
  • Demonic Possession: Naturally, given the premise of the show.
  • Doing Research: Whenever a problem arises, Raquel takes to the Internet for answers.
  • The Dragon: Mercy is this to Callum.
  • Glamour Failure: All demons to Seers.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Raquel reveals that she is this after her father dies.
  • Hollywood Exorcism: Complete with Ritual Magic. Unusually, it seems to also result in the death of the host.
  • In Love with the Mark: Harry is this despite working with Callum to use Raquel as a portal to hell.
  • Not Quite Dead: Suzanne survives her fall and shows up at the end of episode six with her head sewn back on.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Accompanies the show's Ritual Magic
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. Jake's list of potential party-goers includes two Petes and several Simons.
  • Our Demons Are Different: So far, demons have only appeared while possessing humans. Only Raquel's father is seen to have any sort of supernatural powers otherwise. Oddly enough, it seems that exorcism leaves the host dead as well, though that may be due to Amy and Raquel's inexperience.
  • Power Incontinence: When Raquel is upset, she causes electrical appliances to go crazy.
  • Ritual Magic: How the show's Hollywood Exorcisms are performed.
  • Run or Die: What Raquel's father urges his daughter to do if Callum or his henchmen ever come after her.
  • Urban Fantasy: The show features demons in an otherwise mundane, modern city in the UK.