An ex-blue-collar city employee tries to blow the whistle on corruption but when he loses his job over his righteous zeal, he goes from a life of honesty to a life of screwing the system. The whole family adopts this attitude. The whole title of the show is "Les Bougons, C'est Aussi Ça La Vie" Which translates into "The Bougons, This Is Also Life"
The first season is mainly set inside Dubois' dark blue taxi, a Ford Crown Victoria, and the comedy unfolds through his interactions with the guest stars and other passengers who ride in ... See full summary »
In 2005, I came across an episode of this French-Canadian TV series playing on a San Francisco area PBS station under the title "Emergency Call: Hospital Code 66." The bad news: it had been dubbed (very badly) into English! If the performances had any verve or personality, the dubbing certainly obscured it. If the US importers of the show are aiming at a PBS market, do they really think the viewers would prefer dubbing over subtitles?
As for the show itself, it's pretty much a generic hospital drama. The setting is Montreal. Since "ER" debuted in the US in 1994, and "Urgence" began in Canada in 1996, it's not hard to postulate a bit of Canadian copycatting.
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