So Letterkenny is actually a real place in Ontairo, in the middle of nowhere between Toronto and Ottawa. The beginning of each show has overlaid text that reads "Letterkenny has 5,000 people. These are their problems." Just looking at it on Google Maps, there's no way 5,000 people live there. Maybe 500 spread in a large area. The nearest hotel is a 30 minute drive away. Perhaps a visit to the area prompted the idea for the show?
Anyway, this show is delightfully nutty and off-kilter to say the least. My best advice: watch it with the subtitles. I really wish I had a better knowledge of Canadian regional slang and dialect because, even with the subtitles on, I might get 60% of the jokes. The dialogue is pretty break-neck in some spots (I can't read it fast enough), but inevitably you catch someone say something that catches you so off-guard, and is so funny that you just bust out laughing. It's an uncontrollable response. I do find myself thinking that there is no way any actual people talk like this, but the effect is original and funny enough for me to overlook that.
The show has heart at its core, which allows for an added level of appreciation that lesser writers and actors would fail to nurture. It's sophomoric and crude, but it's still based in a dynamic of a family that loves each another. I'm only 4 episodes in, but I know I will continue to watch it.
And I rarely mention such things in my writings, but Michelle Mylett who plays Katy, wow, just a small-town goddess. Perhaps the prettiest "girl next door" type ever committed to film, and no, I'm not exaggerating. If you think I am, watch the first episode and get back to me. For extra credit watch S1E4 and notice the scene where she is framed from behind while the hockey bros are working out in the asphalt lot. That shot was assembled with care.
Also, and I know this is a weird thing to focus on, but I am 100% certain the length of her Daisy Dukes was very closely scrutinized. I know I sound crazy, but hear me out. Notice how they are on the absolute bleeding edge of the crevice zone. A millimeter shorter, and you would see so much more. Keeping it covered, but just so close, is quite brilliant honestly. It just adds to the seduction factor, leaving that slight bit of mystery and intrigue. Perhaps I'm a creep for digging in this deep, but so be it! She is magnificent.
Oh, and the guys on the show are good too. Ha ha ha. Jared Keeso is particularly fun to watch.