WHAT HAPPENED TO CORNER GAS???
Watched two eps of Corner Gas
, and I feel like they've betrayed the template. In one, Lacey, a Scrabble champ, for no particular reason loses to Hank, the village idiot. Why? We don't know. Meanwhile, Davis, who lost his sense of smell in a childhood accident, gets it back in another accident. It's the sort of thing you'd expect in Gilligan's Island
. Obviously the writer's knew they were on thin ice, because when Oscar offers to help Davis lose his sense of smell again by repeating Davis's childhood accident, Davis refuses because "life isn't like Gilligan's Island." Referring to it does not take the curse off it at all.
What I loved about Corner Gas
before was that you really had a sense these were real, low-key, small town people. All of a sudden weird things are going on in Dog River. An American tourist comes around and Hank spends the episode essentially making fun of him. Is that right?
Did they run out of truthful stories to tell?
I hope it's just a few bad free lance scripts and they'll find their template again.