Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|CORNER GAS SEASON 2|
Genres: Comedy, Television
Welcome back to everyones favorite prairie town - Dog River, Saskatchewan. Popular comedian Brent Butt returns to small town Saskatchewan to portray the life he would have led had he gotten a real job - pumping gas at Cor... more »
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Cris H. from BRUSH CREEK, TN
Reviewed on 1/10/2009...
After the first few of episodes I was hooked. It was light humor and enjoyable. I would recommend this series to a friend.
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Comedy the way comedies should be made... with intelligence
Thomas E. Hudson | West Linn, OR USA | 11/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Croner Gas, now in its third season in Canada, is the story of a gas station/convenience store owner (Brent Butt, also the show's creator) and seven other main inhabitants of the small Saskatchewan town of Dog River. Unlike many US sitcoms where there is a forces laugh track and a joke or funny face that must be made every 52 1/2 seconds, Corner Gas finds its humor in the reality of life ina small, backwater town in the middle of nowhere where such things as the biggest pile of lumber in town or the town's pothole are big things to the townspeople. It also finds its humor in how people really are... characters.
This is the sort of show that a major US network would ruin if they decided to do a US version, just as they ruined Coupling a few seasons ago. Which is a pity because this is a show that deserves to be seen down here. Maybe Comedy Central will pick it up. Or, BBC America.
For those lucky enough to live in Canada or in a border town that receives CTV or Canada's Comedy Channel, you get to watch these wonderful programs weekly. For those of us in "other" places, we have to wait until the DVDs come out. Thankfully, the first two seasons are available from amazon.ca. (...)"
I'd give it ten stars if I could
Jean Kramer | Fargo, ND | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have never seen Corner Gas, you're in for a real treat. You will get a taste of life in an remote prairie town where folks who have known each other forever and have a developed a whole nuanced culture of their own. The show has lots of low key jokes, paranoid humor and kind-hearted sarcasm...but they also have some over the top, deluded, grandious, hilarious schemes. The humor never gets mean though because they are all in each others lives for the duration. Wonderful ensemble show that will appeal to a wide age range."
The Good, Clean, Realistic Fun Continues
Richard Snouffer | USA | 04/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No sophomore jinx here! In season two, "Corner Gas" continues to deliver more of what made it great while still in its first season. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed every episode of the first 4 seasons of this show. I sincerely hope that WGN, which carries the series in the USA, will soon begin broadcasting the current season as they air in Canada. (Currently they only air reruns.)
I have heard this series compared to "Friends." However, to me, "Corner Gas" is much better than "Friends." ( . . . and I liked Friends)
This show is REAL. True-to-life characters (I KNOW some of these people!!!) and realistic, if zany circumstances. The show doesn't even use a laugh track--which some may take as amateur or unprofessional, but to my mind only adds to its realism and warmth.
The show continues to revolve around the main character, Brent and the independent gas station he owns and operates in Dog River, an extremely small (fictional) town in the middle of Saskatchewan, Canada. Personality conflicts, heavily influenced by lifelong exposure to the same small group of people add to the magnitude and scope of the hilarious stories.
Brent Butt, the show's writer and creator, is a true master storyteller in the classic sense, during an age when even average storytellers are becoming fewer and farther between. I think what I like most about his humor is that it points out the humorous side of small town life without in any way being derogative or condescending. It is more the self-deprecating humor of someone who can laugh at himself with grace and style.
Corner Gas is routinely hilarious, averaging many small laughs and about 3 hard belly laughs per show. I highly recommend it for its content as well as its comedy. Its only consistent crude element is frequent use of the word "Jack@$$" by a cantankerous curdmudgeonly character, Brent's father, also a regular on the show. Thusfar, aside from Oscar's frequent use of his trademark expletive, Lacey's frequently immodest tops have been the only common example of impurity. Overall, this is one of the cleanest shows I have ever seen--proof that something doesn't have to be immoral to be entertaining.
Season Two's DVD's are well designed. Menu navigation is fairly smooth."