Today I chose the all-Canadian comedy from the early 2000's: Corner Gas!
Now, if you're not Canadian, you mayyy not have heard of this one. I don't know how popular it was outside of Canada. But inside Canada? Very popular.
Ok. Where to start with this one? It ran from 2004-2009, and--woah! Apparently just came out with a movie December of 2014? Huh. Learn something new every day. :)
Set in rural Saskatchewan, each episode of the show usually has 3 separate plot lines, that may or may not connect at some point(s). We laugh, cringe, and facepalm at the misadventures of:
Brent, the owner of the only gas station for miles
Lacy, the owner of the only coffee shop for miles
Hank, the town idiot (and that's saying something)
Wanda, the smart, sassy, fierce, gas station employee
Oscar, Brent's totally idiotic, grumpy, ever-complaining father
Emma, Brent's long-suffering, sarcastic, not-to-be-messed-with mother
Davis, the dumber, lazier half of the local law enforcement
Karen, the slightly less dumb, more professional half of the local law enforcement
Other idiots who live in the town
Famous Canadians as guest stars
I don't know. Maybe you have to be Canadian to like this goofy little show. Or maybe many other people OUTSIDE Canada have seen and enjoyed this show too, and I'm simply unaware. All I know is; we own all 6 seasons and are rewatching them again as we speak! Well.....not at this SECOND, as I type this, but over the past couple weeks.
Anyway, we really like this show. It pokes fun at itself, and at basically everything else, too. It's stupid and silly and funny and quirky. And stuff.
Here's the first episode, if you care to take a gander. They're only 22 minutes long.
Available on Canadian Netflix: No