A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan
30min (2001-2018) Comedy, crime
Ricky: I love all creatures like gophers and deerts, and those things that fly and everything else, but fuck seagulls. I got no time for those cocksuckers.
In honour of the 12th season coming out today, I have not seen, I am going to write a review for seasons 1 to 11. The show is about three petty felons having a documentary made about their life in a trailer park. Sounds short in an overall description but, it is so much more. Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian comedy show directed by Mike Clattenburg. The main characters of the show are called Ricky, Julian and Bubbles. All three main characters have their own original quirks and presence.
The comedy in the show knows how to add depth to an episode and has interesting comedy concepts perfect for the type of show. A running theme of the show is the boys being in jail at the beginning of a season, then spending the rest of the episodes committing crimes and evading police, only to end up back in jail in the season finale. A different tradition in the series is that Ricky will wear the same shirt for the entire season. This show has many more ideas and concepts to make all seasons worth watching.
Facts about the show:
- A lot of swear words in every episode
- A tradition in the series is that Ricky will wear the same shirt for the entire season.
- Although the show is scripted, the actor, Rob Wells has said many of the memorable moments on the show were ad-libbed by the cast.
- The character of Jim Lahey is shown to be a severe alcoholic in nearly every episode of the show. In reality, John Dunsworth does not drink, and the liquor that Jim Lahey drinks during the show is cola mixed with water.
- Julian is seen carrying a glass of rum and coke with ice clinking around in it. Even in situations where the drink should have spilt he seems to always recover it. The boys flip a vehicle and a trailer hauling weed. When Julian climbs out of the crashed car his drink appears to have not spilt a single drop.
- Celebrities that made an appearance on the tv show include, Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg, Sebastian Bach, Tom Arnold, And many more Canadian based celebrities.
- The actor who plays Jim Lahey has recently died
- Many more interesting facts about the show!
Due to the popularity of the show, the main actors have done comedy tours in character, where they will perform on stage and act out skits or other such antics on stage. They tend to remain in character at all times even backstage, or out in the crowds when getting drinks or food. They have also been known to attend concerts of bands like Rush or Helix. Trailer Park Boy has also created a few movies based on the tv show.
Writing this review I am excited for season 12. The dumb criminal’s gimmick is done to perfection. My favourite character of the main three will have to be either bubbles or Ricky. Then the other characters in the show like Jim Lahey, Randy, J-Roc, and more bring something interesting to the trailer park. Highly underrated show with humour you will not see anywhere else. I recommend this show to everyone that is an adult and looking for humour.
PS – I do not recommend the behaviour the actors in the show do. I know how they do it is funny!
Ricky: Fuck, I missed jail this year. Was it awesome?
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