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Tales From Dog River: The Complete Corner Gas Guide
With an average audience of 1.6 million fans nationwide viewing each episode, CTV's Corner Gas is, without a doubt, the most watched TV comedy in Canada. Now, for the first time, fans of this true Canadian success story can meet the cast and crew responsible for their favourite show, peek behind the scenes as filming takes place, go on a guided tour of Rouleau (the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Penguin Canada
(first published November 3rd 2006)
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Jan 25, 2016 Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it
I've recently gotten addicted to watching Corner Gas every day - if you want real Canadian culture that isn't just the same stupid poutine and "eh"/"aboot" jokes, that show is as close as you can get. Anyway, I decided to buy this book, and it was very interesting, a look at the cast and crew who make this hit CTV show possible, not to mention the included photos of set designs, actors/actresses, info on how the idea for Corner Gas came about, and a few quotes here and there. :)
Even though it only covers the first 3 seasons of the best sitcom in North America, this book is a great read. It gives the reader a lot of interesting background information on Corner Gas, along with how Canadian television works (hint: Much better than the US version of it). If you're a fan of the sitcom, you'll want to read this book!
Covering the creation and the first three seasons of the hit show, this is a serviceable but by no means revelatory collection. All of the actor related sections read like they came right from corporate PR, the behind-the scenes trivia was repetitiously prop related (and if the question being begged involved 'how did you make X' the answer was always 'Styrofoam'), and the plot recaps are nothing that IMDB doesn't do - and was doing a decade a go when this was published.