This Movie Sucks! (2010– )
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As a Hamilton born and bred girl I grew up watching the classic shows on CHCH like Smith and Smith Comedy Mill and then Red Green and I still remember all those great campy Hilarious House of Frightenstein episodes that I am lucky to have found DVDs of in a pawn shop this summer.
This Movie Sucks is in the same tradition of great Canadian comedy shows that are great even though they have a small budget and are not in a very big city. In fact they are throwing the small budget right back in our face and reference it all the time with Ed saying how they don't have money to do things.
I love this show especially compared to how bigger budget Canadian shows try too hard to be American style with more money and just fail miserably (I can't begin to describe how much I don't like a lot of Canadian TV) so this show is a breath of fresh air.
I won't give it full marks cuz it is walking in the footsteps of one of my other fave low budget shows Mystery Science Theater but it is unique in its own way. I see others say this show got better since it started, not sure how many episodes I missed but I have seen four weeks straight and the quality seemed consistently good to me, maybe I missed some bad ones to start.
They lines they did sometimes weren't so funny and lots of the time what they were doing in between the movies was just wasted time with nothing entertaining going on.
This show is obviously done now it is 2014 and when a show goes off for like two years it is not coming back for a new season sorry to break it to you. Lucky for us we can still watch bad movies and cut them up ourselves. Too bad everything else on CHCH is hella awful.
They clearly don't have even as much of a small budget as MST3K did but the best episodes they did were special ones like when they had the telethon to raise money because their bosses were such cheap bastards. That's one place this show was great because they could do and say things that they couldn't on MST3K because Canadian TV has looser rules and regulations about that stuff.
The host Ed the Sock is someone you either love or hate and I always loved him. The big downfall in this show is it just had a really cheap look and sometimes just looked boring. Ron Sparks is maybe the best sidekick ever and my biggest laughs were from his comments during the movie. I always liked the movie part better than the part where they just talked about the movie because that stuff got boring, the good stuff about these shows is when you watch a really bad movie and just trash it.
Hamilton's CHCH has come up with a lot of these. Smith & Smith is not on in reruns any more but Red Green came from that and lasted for decades. Big Top Talent was so good they made a new version of it now. This Movie Sucks was hilarious and looked like it cost about twenty bucks to make it and it's all because of the talent and natural funniness of the people on the show. Ron Sparks made me shoot beer out my nose twice in the same show. Who also can forget Hilarious House of Frightenstein and Billy Van?
CHCH made a big mistake by stopping this show, like I said it could not have cost much and was beloved by the local TV community. Not sure why they did it but it is gone and won't come back. Ed the Sock is never on TV at all any more. I hope this channel gets back to what it did well because I hear it is in financial trouble and the new shows they are doing just are not very good, like the stupid game show they have with the wheel. The new Big Top Talent just does not have the magic either. Both of those shows have bad hosts.