April 10, 2009 1:17pm CST
Last night, I finally caught Trailerpark Boys on channel 101. I have Direct TV satellite, and they show some programs from channels such as HBO or Showtime. I'd heard about Trailerpark Boys from some friends, and they liked it. I wish I could say the same. This show was a comedy, but I didn't laugh at any time during both half hour episodes. This show is set in a trailerpark in Canada and they used reality type filming; the characters, predictably, are coarse, stupid, and have no morals. It's a pity that people think that people who live in trailerparks are any of the above. I lived in a trailerpark for about ten years, and while there are those who don't care about others(Yelling, public drunkeness, etc.) you run into these people just about anywhere, not just in trailerparks. The show's premise is set around a bunch of characters who don't work, have just gotten out of jail, and play ground hockey, smashing their pucks into people's homes. The trailerpark manager is a drunk who used to be a cop, and lives with his gay lover, who calls him Mr. Lahey. The first episode I watched had to do with the losers stealing b-b-ques from the park, painting them, and selling them. It's typical of first show episodes, having no plot, just introducing the main characters. None of the characters are likeable, including the woman cop. The second episode was about the losers harrassing the trailerpark manager. The losers want to get three thousand dollars for a downpayment on cruise tickets. They manageto get the money by extortion on the trailerpark manager at the end of the episode. Warning-there is lots of profanity. Lots of it. I don't know why. It doesn't do a thing to advance the plot, in my opinion. I couldn't help but notice that the Canadian government subsidized this program. Holy moley, if this is the kind of stuff that gets subsidized by socialist goverments as 'entertainment' to their citizens, I feel sorry for them. I've never been a fan of Canadian humor, anyway. It's just not funny.