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Twitch City - The Complete Series
Twitch City - The Complete Series
Actors: Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     5hr 0min

Tony-winning writer/director/actor Don McKellar created this quirky non com (neither sit nor dot) that explores our collective addiction to television.

     
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Actors: Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker
Director: Bruce McDonald
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Video Service Corp
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/20/2007
Original Release Date: 08/16/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/2000
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 5hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 7/15/2018...
All 13 episodes from both seasons of this cult Gen X series. Ran 1998-2000. The show is mostly about the life of Curtis, an agoraphobic television addict. The premise of most episodes is this: Curtis' roommate Nathan gets nicked for something ridiculous and is thusly imprisoned. Subsequently, Curtis and Nathan's girlfriend have to find ways to rent out Nathan's room, all of which are ludicrous.

This is rather black comedy, some of it fatuous, and some of it plain depressing. I also love the fact that the producers chose to not include a laugh track. Let viewers choose when they want to laugh, or what they find funny. A show not to be missed.

Movie Reviews

The viewer is the smart one
Eric | Midwest | 12/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was initially drawn to Twitch City by the reviews it had received, as well as the fine comedic talent Canada has produced in the past. This comedy has no laugh track, so the viewer is responsible for deciding what is funny, making it a unique "anti-comedy". The series only has 13 episodes, which probably helped prevent it from "jumping the shark" like many shows have done. I liked the characters so much that I am searching out other projects that the cast members of Twitch City have done."
Cult Gen X Classic!!!
Mark | USA | 11/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been waiting for the Twitch City DVD since watching the show on Bravo years ago. The show is about a couch potato named Curtis (actor/director Don McKellar ) who spends his days eating fruit loops and watching TV. To support his slacker lifestyle, Curtis rents out his extra room out to a revolving cast of strange characters.

Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney from "Kids in the Hall" take turns guest staring as crazy chat show host Rex Reily.

Fans of smart comedy like "Arrested Development" and "The Office" will appreciate this well written comedy."
Great Canadian comedy finally on DVD
Jen | Madison, WI, USA | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally, this great (but short-lived) Canadian series makes it to DVD. This is one of those cult classics that actually DESERVES to be a cult classic. It's a deadpan spoof of pop culture for people who enjoy pop culture (it satirizes without being smug). Writer/director/star Don McKellar and his castmates Molly Parker and Daniel McIvor (among others) are a pleasure to watch. I saw this on tape several years ago from a friend who had taped it off A&E -- now it's great to own the whole thing on DVD even though the picture quality could be better. Not to be missed if you like comedy that manages to be both goofy and smart!"