15 years after their iconic, seminal series The Kids in the Hallreturn to the air with this much awaited 8 part mini-series. It just started this Tuesday and stars and is written by all 5 of the original Kids: Dave Foley, Bruce McColloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, & Scott Thompson. If you love weird, twisted comedy then you already worship at the altar of the Kids. If you don’t already love them you owe it to yourself to check them out.
This new series is a murder mystery mixed with the Kids comedic characters, both new and old. This is what fans have been waiting for. The plot is that Death, the grim reaper comes to the small town of Shuckton where there isn’t much but they Mayor had given them hopes they’d get the 2028 olympics. Of course this doesn’t happen. Most of the first episode has us getting a feel for the town and a whole bunch of wacky characters. This is classic Kids stuff. It’s not a sitcom and not a sketch show, but something in between. Each scene is sort of a sketch but not really. You just have to see it. And if you live in Canada there’s no reason not to. It’s airing every Tuesday at 9 on the CBC. If you are unlucky and live somewhere else in the world for now you’re out of luck (unless you know how to use google).
I really loved the first episode but I may be biased by my deep love of KITH, but still after all these years I’m laughing and that’s saying something. Welcome back boys. I’m just sad this is for only 8 half hour episodes.