Kids in the Hall cast, now older, but still funny as hell, decided to do a "mini-series". Eight half-hour episodes. Serialised story (not sketch-oriented), slightly dark comedy. Very much Kids in the Hall style though, with the guys playing all the major roles. I think it's great.
Marathon tomorrow (Sun 9/12) on IFC, starting at something like 9:00AM or noon ... depending on what feed you get. DVR it if you can.
I watched the CBC version shortly after it - ahem - became available to me somehow, and thought it was pretty good! Kim was worried that they would look all old and stuff, which I think sufficiently lowered her expectations such that SHE really enjoyed it as well (and she's the big KitH fan in this house). So....there you have it.
Boy, I enjoyed it a lot. The mystery itself kind of peters out (though I found the solution satisfying), but there are just so many funny bits throughout.
* The kindly town abortionist * The mayor 'reading the video will' * The news team's intro playing over and over, plus their special intro for somber news * The near-total wrongness of Scott's town coroner character
I saw this and... it was okay. It beat my expectations but it still was a far cry from their original sketch comedy show. Worth seeing the once, but I didn't buy the DVD and I doubt I ever will unless I get really hung up on completing my KitH collection.
Heck, forget NYC, forget the USA, even. Why is this being set on Earth? That was part of the hook of the original, that it was something happening on a planet far away, with all kinds of unusual stuff on and around it.