*video game boss the size of a skyscraper*
"HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIGHT THIS THING"
*ten minutes later*
"that…was surprisingly easy."
*video game boss that is just normal dude with sword*
"ahhh this’ll probably be easy"
*ten hours later*
"fuck. shit. god. I can’t do this anymore. you’ve bested me. I will no longer play a game again. I have been disgraced."
Trailer Park Boys Season 8
I’m just gonna talk about my impressions — without giving away any spoilers for those of you who haven’t had the chance to view this masterpiece yet.
When I dove in to TBP season 8 I had a few reservations. Without Clattenberg directing, would the show still maintain its magnificent pacing and sharp wit? I liked The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour, but it seemed to be missing a critical bit somewhere. The humor and presentation were okay, but I found it harder to be immersed in the world presented than I did at the Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
Within minutes of starting TBP S8, all of my fears evaporated in cascades of giggles and that warm, fuzzy feeling you get after seeing some old, very dear friends that you haven’t seen in far too long.
The humor was on point, the story was well constructed, the characters (both old and new) were great and my desire for a houndstooth button-down has returned in full force.
Between a plethora of amazing Rickyisms, some inspired cat names from Bubbles (GARY LASER-EYES. SERIOUSLY. HOW GREAT IS THAT), the scheming of Lahey and Julian’s continued, wide-eyed and hopeful attitude that really, THIS time he’s got it all figured out …season 8 feels like it really did pick up right where the old show left off. Yet, none of that feels stale. None of that feels forced, or obligatory. There is PLENTY of character development in this season, these greasy recidivists I’ve come to love so much learn and grow … as much as they can, anyway.
In short, season 8 gives us all of what we loved about Trailer Park Boys in the past, but also gives us a whole lot more to contemplate and enjoy. The best I could have ever hoped for.
Let’s hope they get a season 9 under their belt, given how season 8 closed — it’s definitely on their minds. Now, to watch season 8 for a third time. To catch all the jokes that went over my head after I’d indulged in too much hash oil.