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Trailer Park Boys on Netflix; please, don’t be awful

- March 6th, 2014

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Is this really a good idea?

True, the Trailer Park Boys never have been known for good ideas. It was their non-stop bad ideas that made them funny in the first place.

But sometimes things get to a point where you just think to yourself, “OK, guys, too much.” And I must admit, that was my first reaction to the news that two new “seasons” of Trailer Park Boys are coming to Netflix.

Season eight, consisting of 10 episodes, will be on Netflix this fall. According to the release from Netflix, Ricky (Robb Wells) recently harvested an enormous weed crop which he successfully has hidden in the walls of his trailer; Julian (John Paul Tremblay) has opened a bar and gym in his trailer; and Bubbles (Mike Smith) is in the process of opening what he calls a “Shed and Breakfast” business.

In addition to the series, Netflix will debut three stand-alone specials: Community Service Special, Swearnet Special and Trailer Park Boys Xmas; and two all-new feature films: Trailer Park Boys 3: Don’t Legalize It, and Swearnet, which will come to the service following their theatrical premieres this year.

That’s a LOT of new Trailer Park Boys content, especially given the massive amount of existing Trailer Park Boys content from their Showcase days that you can access on Netflix, too.

Hey, have the Trailer Park Boys made me laugh in the past? Yes, very hard. I went from being shocked by the series when I first saw it to being a big fan. And if the Trailer Park Boys have cut this deal, good for them. The entertainment business is tough, people gotta work.

But as a content consumer, I am wary of this. Sometimes comedy is “of its day.”

We can’t miss the Trailer Park Boys if they keep coming back. I just don’t want this to be awful, you know?

Bill.harris@sunmedia.ca

@billharris_tv

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2 comments

  1. steven | March 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Cant’ wait

  2. Mr. Bawkbagawk | March 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

    TPB is already on Netflix. what are you smoking?

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