little mosque on the prairie

Posted on January 10, 2007. Filed under: Politics, randomness, religion, TV |

I just watched the new CBC show, Little Mosque on the Prairie and I must say that I enjoyed the show overall. It was quite funny in parts and I loved the sarcasm (definitely my kind of humour).

The only downsides are:
1) they are advertising it so freakin’ much on CBC that it made me feel like I had seen the entire show before it aired AND nearly turned me off watching it and
2) the premiere night is not the regular night (it will be on Wednesdays, not Tuesdays) and I have class on Wednesdays. Damn. So that will be the last episode I get to see. Another check in the list of reasons why I should drop that course for this semester…okay, maybe not. BUT you should definitely tune in. Tonight’s show will be re-aired on CBC tomorrow and, if you’re in the western part of the country where 8:30 hasn’t rolled around yet…tune in and let me know what you think!

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[…] 30th, 2007 · No Comments I really enjoyed the premiere of Little Mosque on the Prairie a few weeks ago and, as this was the first Monday I’ve been home in a while, I was excited at […]

“Little Mosque” depends of offensive stereotypes for its humour.

Also, while at times funny, I do wonder about how “real” the situation is. I once saw a show about how the Nazis made two propaganda films about the conflict between the British and the Irish. The films, at least according to those who were interviewed who had seen them were quite good. The only problem was that the people in the movies were not Irish. What I mean by that was that the culture of the Irish portrayed in the films in no way reflected actual Irish culture as I guess the Germans who wrote, produced, and acted in the movies never took the time to get to understand the traditions and feel of the Irish people. It just wasn’t important to them because in the end it had nothing to do with the Irish. It was as one commentator of the movies said “Germans talking to Germans”.

And that is kind of what I am getting with the “Little Mosque” show. In the end it isn’t really about small town Saskatchewan or Muslim communities living within small town Saskatchewan. In the end what it comes down to is just Liberal Urbanite Canadians talking to Liberal Urbanite Canadians, with their political message being far more important to them than whether or not the situation portrayed reflects a real situation in the country accurately enough.

By the way, why does “The She Mayor” remind me so much of the mayor on South Park?


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