Thursday, January 14, 2010

Death Comes to Shuckton

I started watching The Kids in the Hall when I was in grade six. I've had crushes on all of them since, but lately -- as I've been working my way through the series box set that I got for my last birthday -- I'm really into Scott Thompson. He's such a babe!

In addition to watching their show from the get-go, I've also seen them on tour, gotten their autographs and followed their post-CBC careers.

Given this history of adoration, I should have been counting down the days to the premiere of their latest CBC series, Death Comes to Town. I wasn't, but I managed to watch it by being in the right place (Marc and Jen's apartment) at the right time (Tuesday night) with people who are in the know.

Now I'm counting down the days until the next episode. If you're interested, you should watch the trailer for the series, because I can't find the words to describe it:


Jen said...

I'm in the know! We can both thank Coronation Street for that! Those ads sprinkled throughout my daily habit really saved our bacon!

Lydia said...

Did you really like it? I'm going to watch the next episode, but it just made me remember that I don't think they excel in the long form. I didn't think Brain Candy was nearly as good as their sketches.

Erin Riley said...

It's MUCH better than Brain Candy, friend. It may not be as good as their sketches, but I think the murder mystery aspect will help tie the whole thing together. I already have favorite characters: Heather Weather? C'mon!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I'll have to check it out online as I no longer have a TV. Scott Thompson was hired last year to be the entertainment for a Ministry event. His jokes were screened ahead of time, he was given strict instructions on what sort of jokes he could tell (nothing too racey, it IS the gov't) and then, night of, he went totally off script and told the raunchiest, dirtiest, most offensive jokes possible. Not cool! He does live in my neighbourhood and I see him around - should I tell him you're a fan?

Erin C.

Erin Riley said...

Of course you should tell him I'm a fan! When I got his autograph five or more years ago, I was too shy to say anything. I just chatted about the weather or something. Der. Maybe I'll see him when we come visit this summer!!