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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: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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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!"
Really great, weird little show
C. Carroll | San Francisco, CA | 06/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this show. I am so happy to see the whole series finally came out on dvd, and at a great price. I saw it when it was on Bravo, but not in order. As it turns out, the show, over 2 seasons, was shot more like a film, with a beginning, an end, and characters that evolve over the course of the story. That alone sets it apart from most comedies on TV.

It is about Curtis, an agoraphobic TV addict whose favorite show is Rex Reilly, sort of a Canadian Jerry Springer. His uptight roommate, loses his room (just watch the show), and Curtis and his roommate's girlfriend need to rent out the room to a series of very odd tenants in each episode. Oh, and their cat may be a re-incarnated Egyptian Goddess who can communicate telepathically (again, you have to see the show).

It is surprising how good such a basic premise ended up, but I think it's the characters that you really relate to in all their flaws (very well-portrayed by a talented cast). The series has an odd black comic tone, and is sometimes a bit sweet, and sad.

The series only lasted 13 episodes. I doubt the premise would have held up over more seasons, but there is a story arc through the episodes, with a satisfying conclusion.

My only criticisms about the dvd set are the video quality seems a bit grainier than I recall it being on cable, I'm not sure if it is the transfer or what. Also the commentary, only on a couple episodes, is pretty disappointing and doesn't add much. But these are very minor flaws, for a great show at a great price. Well worth the purchase!

Highly recommended! Buy it, watch it, give it to a friend!