Death Comes to Town
From the Kids in the Hall
I have been a Kids in the Hall fan since high school. I used to watch their sketch comedy shows on Comedy Central on Saturday afternoons when nothing else was on TV. I even saw them live at the Ryman a year or so ago, so when I heard about Death Comes to Town I was excited. New Kids in the Hall comedy? Sign me up.
And then I sat down to watch it. The first scene has Mark McKinney dressed as Death in a man thong and reaper cape and I thought “What have I gotten myself into?” Then someone dies – which makes sense, given the name of the miniseries. But who did it? So the whole miniseries is one arcing story line, instead of the old short sketch format.
It might start off a somewhat questionable, but once it gets going it becomes a little addictive. But addictive like reality TV, not like, say, Glee.
The main cast of characters are all new – being residents of the fictional town of Shuckton, Canada. But some old favorites show up to make us feel right at home: McKinney and McCullough’s cops, the Chicken Lady, and even the naked guy in the towel that I can’t remember his name has a cameo. There is also plenty of cross-dressing, just in case you were worried about that.
So to recap – starts slow, but definately picks up. My favorite character? Dave Foley’s nurse who takes care of Kevin McDonald’s cat. She is am awesome (watch it, you’ll get it).
Check it out. Watch it. Let me know whatcha think.
PS Feel free to look away whenever Death McThongy is on screen. After all, you don’t want to burn out your retinas, or you’ll never find out who dun it.