How has it taken me so long to watch this show?
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian-made mockumentary series that follows the chaotic and scumbag lives of a group of trailer park residents living in Nova Scotia.
Revolving around ex-convicts Ricky (Robb Wells) and Julian (John Paul Tremblay), as well as their partners in crime Bubbles (Mike Smith), Cory (Cory Bowles) and Trevor (Michael Jackson), the gang wreaks havoc everywhere they go. From stealing car stereos and opening up a trailer park bar, to robbing stores and growing pot, the duo and their accomplices try, largely unsuccessfully, to raise their social standings and get ahead in the world.
With Julian as the brains and Ricky as the, well, tag-along, the characters get into a whole mess of trouble with both the law and the trailer park supervisors Jim Lahey (John Dunsworth) and Randy (Patrick Roach).
What’s most impressive is that the show is barely scripted; although, I can’t see it being too hard to act like an uber unintelligent lowlife. The acting in the Trailer Park Boys has been so believable that there’s an ongoing myth about the show actually being nonfiction. The cast certainly fans the flames by not breaking character during public appearances.
The Trailer Park Boys had seven seasons from its premiere in 2001 to its finale in 2007. Netflix, my knight in shining armor, came through for all fans by renewing it for an eighth (aired in 2014) and ninth season.
I highly, highly suggest watching this show if you love stupid humour and watching people deal with their train-wrecked lives. The characters are raw and unique, which makes the show really incomparable to any other program.
7.5/10 – cure for self-pity in the form of TV. You can’t help but to feel like the godamn Queen after watching it.