OK, so I searched the forum and this has not been discussed since 2003, but are there any fellow fans of the Canadian Showcase series Trailer Park Boys out there?
The show follows the adventures of Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, and it is kind of an acquired taste. I have introduced a lot of people to it and usually people are either bent over laughing, or completely expressionless, ergo you love it right away or hate it. I love it.
They are currently in their seventh season, and with the exception of the lackluster movie from last year (basically a recreation of the first two seasons) and the really depressing fifth season, the show has just continued to get better, and better.
You can download the shows through bit torrent. There is a site called Digital Distractions that has all of the episodes, I have also found them on Mininova.
This season is the best. Was anyone else aware that Sebastian Bach was huge into the Model Train scene and has a huge rivalry with Patrick Swayze?
The show really reminds me a lot of “Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. It is about a bunch of guys that live in a trailer parks, scheming to get by, getting into trouble, and generally being hilarious. It uses the same formula of having ridiculous archetypal characters getting into hilarious situations and doing stupid things. Just good t.v.
The only difference is that this show has no budget (for the first 2 seasons) and then goes on from there. Season 3 has an awesome Rush cameo.
I caught the movie on Netflix and thought it was OK for amusement while otherwise engaged, but the jokes seemed to fall back too often on speeches about smokin’ dope, gettin’ wasted, etc.
There’s something about the little elements which, I’m not sure if they’re ad-libbed, but are funnier to me for drawing less attention to themselves than the blunt expletive trauma.
One that stuck with me was the guy who always has a mixed drink with him asserting that he brought his drink from home when accused at the strip club of stealing it. Those little bits of weirdness are what make it work for me.