Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My own little corner of the world

While in Canada this past winter and spring I came to enjoy two rather quirky, lovely shows: one of them, about muslim Canadians and their interactions with their neighbours was far too edgy (i.e. tolerant) to make it on US television. The other one, however, has been picked up by WGN out of Chicago. The show is called Corner Gas and is about life in a small town in the middle of nowhere in Saskatchewan: it ought to appeal, I would think, to many midwestern prairie communities, and as such stands a chance of remaining available. I just noticed tonight that there are a bunch of episodes being played over the next few days: if you get WGN, do check out this show. It is an absolute quirk.

Yours, amused,

1 comment:

Carmi said...

Ah, Corner Gas. One of my favorite shows of all time. It has such an innocent quality about it - swwmingly a story about nothing in the middle of nowhere. But beneath the surface, it's a complex, fascinating exploration of some wonderfully built, written and acted characters.

It is, simply, the very best of Canadian television.

The DVDs for the first four seasons are now out...and they're gems. Definitely on my must-buy list.