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Corner Gas (2004)
Best Show Canada's Ever Had
I am greatly proud and happy to know this show is from the same country I am. It is absolutely genius and could end up being my favourite show of all time. There are laughs around every corner with this show and some of the humour is especially smart where you have to really pay attention to get it. It's been called "dry humour" but it is plenty juicy believe me. This show works best for people who can relate to its small town humour but I reckon anyone can get amusement from it. I think it contains something for everyone.
All the main characters are great with some being more memorable than others but all very good nonetheless. My favourites are Oscar, Brent and Hank which is almost half of the main cast. They (as in anyone and everyone) often make big deals out of nearly nothing and find things to do that most people would never think of. I would classify it as similar in some aspects to Seinfeld but yet still much different. I like that there is no laugh track which is one of the many things that make it different and unique from other shows. It truly is a gem and one of a kind.
Here is a summary of the show: Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job - pumping gas at Corner Gas. Each episode of Corner Gas delivers a half-hour of comedic voyeurism in a place where everyone knows everyone else's business. The series is set in the fictional town of Dog River Saskatchewan, and focuses on the life (or lack thereof) of gas station owner Brent LeRoy, coffee shop proprietor Lacey Burrows and the folks who populate the area. Dog River is a nice town, but far from the quaint and idyllic little burgs we're used to seeing on TV.