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It's just a blast seeing the guys doing what they do best. KITH sets the stage and introduces an array of new characters with that great humor with a dark edge. What's great about their brand of comedy is they really never held any punches. This can be seen throughout the series. The interactions really cracked me up: the Mayor and Marilyn, Marnie & Ricky, Crim & Sam Murray, Death and...everybody else! How about the Breaking News crew...Levon's facial indifference is priceless (thanks to Dave of course). And how can you beat a name like Rampop! The only downside with this is it's brief length of 8 eps...but I'm not complaining. Bruce really shines as Ricky Jarvis who's probably my fave character. Crim in his hazed out germ gel state is also a blast.
Hey KITH, keep them coming!
KITH should be writing comedy all the time. It is innate for them. I always have trouble trying to decide which one of these five amazing guys makes me laugh harder. Any true KITH fan will love the Death Comes to Town series. It made my Friday for those weekends the new episodes aired. Yes those episodes are taking up space on my DVR and I don't care. Please give me more KITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's the ultimate indignity when ANY entertainer doesn't know when to call it a day, but this many? Neither the cast, nor their brand of humour, have aged well.
Puffy, bewildered and lost; virtually every scene made me cringe in embarrassment for the once edgy Kids. They certainly can't be accused of vanity. To see a cut of this program and say to yourself, yep, this is good, let's show it to everyone; that takes balls.
Horrible beyond imagining.
I had my concerns that this would be some crappy half-hearted plot with a bunch of cameos from Kids in the Hall characters no one had seen for 15 years. Sure, a couple characters make cameos and I did roll my eyes at them, but the show still had a very fresh feel to it.
There's no point in me trying to dissect the series here, to be honest. If you're a KITH fan and you just found out this thing even existed (especially if you're in the States like me and it took you 4 years to stumble across it) then you need to watch this. The guys (especially McKinney) are in their old form. While there aren't a lot of laugh-out- loud moments, I sat through 4 episodes in a viewing without getting bored or feeling like the show was wearing thin.
If you've never seen KITH, you should probably watch the original show first or this might put you off. Personally, I felt the guys aged well. It didn't feel like a bunch of tired old has-beens trying to make a come back. It felt like a group of friends and talented comedians doing their best to keep putting their work out there.
Kudos to the guys and here's hoping they keep making more!
This show is about a small Ontario town called Shuckton (all of the town's inhabitants are played by members of the Kids in the Hall sketch troupe and they do a great job like they always did). The mayor is murdered in the first episode which sets up where the rest of the mini-series goes.
A lot of laughs and a decent story, as I said good performances from an older Kids in the Hall troupe. The writing isn't quite up to snuff to where the original series used to be but it's obviously a very different show.
Worth seeing! You can watch it online.