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 Sheldon Blecher / ... (42 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Josh Blecher (41 episodes, 2008-2013)
Wendel Meldrum ...
 Anne Blecher (40 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Clara Fine (40 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Miriam Goldstein (39 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Shandra (27 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sam Blecher (26 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Danny Lubbe (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Mr. Lubbe (19 episodes, 2008-2012)
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15-year-old Sheldon Blecher is overweight, with a self-destructive driving instructor father and pyromaniac mother who never quite seem to fit into their community. His egotistical failed-actor brother has just returned home and taken up residence in his bedroom after marking the territory. His family business is on its way down the toilet, and under investigation for tax evasion. AND, on top of all this, he lives in Winnipeg. Written by Breakthrough Films & Television

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An epiphany during his delayed Bar Mitzvah reveals to 15-year-old Sheldon Blecher that his life sucks.

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7 June 2009 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

I was bored and flipping through the channel guide one day and saw this show was set in Winnipeg, so I gave it a try. Went online to read more about it while I was watching it. Was shocked when I saw online that this was supposed to be a comedy. Shocked because I didn't detect any moments where the show was even trying for a laugh, let alone trying and failing. I know Mark McKinney has said his style is similar to Weeds, which at least has a variety of sources of its humour. Character-driven stuff only regular viewers will pick up on, snappy one-liners, and physical comedy. This show, on the other hand, plays like a bad indie movie where the writer is so satisfied with himself for having created a family of wacky characters, he doesn't feel the need to put them in situations or make them do anything that is particularly entertaining. After Malcolm In The Middle became a hit, I remember there were a bunch of rip-off shows in the U.S. that all failed for this same reason. This show is just 8 years too late. It's possible I just happened to tune into a very sub-par episode, but I get the impression this is one of those shows Canadians embrace, but would rightly dismiss if it filmed in LA and aired on Fox.


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