Thursday, November 15, 2007


I'm not sure two entries in a row about t.v. or movies is the best precedent to established here at Tewkesbury Place, but I'm sitting in front of the telly right now watching some good material. So much for better content tomorrow, eh?

For some odd reason, we get SuperStation WGN out of Chicago. Can't get WBAL out of Baltimore, but we get t.v. from the Windy City. The good thing about that is, we get a Canadian show called Corner Gas. It's the Northern Exposure of 30 minute sitcoms.

Set in Saskatchewan, Corner Gas is "forty miles from nowhere and way beyond normal." The characters are quirky and nuanced. Whilst watching it, you can't help but get pulled into the silly plots and adventures of the people of Dog River. Oh wait, the best part: the show is produced and written by the star of the show whose name is... wait for it... Brent Butt. Yep, that's his real name.

Definitely not highbrow, but an amusing story that perks up the midweek! Beyond that, it's Canadian t.v. There's not much more to say, except that, like the Canadians it portrays, it's nice. Eh?

Here's a clip for your viewing enjoyment and edification.

And once again, here's hoping for better content tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

"Butt" (giggle) :)

Sounds like a good show; I loved Northern Exposure's quirky people.

- Phoebe

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Phoebe: It's a fun show. My favorite character is a woman named Wanda. Droll and hilarious with a massive dose of sarcasm thrown in!

Cele said...

I want to know how did that woman got her husband to going grocery shopping with her? I bet he was just hanging in the store scanning Maxim when she came in. Gotta be.

This is on WGN? I'll have to find it and catch an episode.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Cele: You're so funny! ;-) Actually, the husband and wife are coming out of the convenience store that are part of the gas station. The station is owned Brent Leroy (Brent Butt), which he inherited from his parents, Oscar and Emma--the couple you see coming out of the store. Oscar's a dingbat, while Emma is the long-suffering, sarcastic one who kicks Oscar's butt up around his ears. One of the funniest episodes with the two is when Oscar, who is retired, gets a paper route. Definitely a show worth watching!