Goodbye, Trailer Park Boys

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I Never thought I’d be saying goodbye to the Trailer Park Boys. Ever since 2001, the Trailer Park Boys show has entertained audiences with crazy antics like drug smuggling, petty crime, narcotics growing, kidnapping, shoot-outs, drinking, and partying. If it was wild, the Trailer Park Boys – Ricky, Julian and Bubbles – did it.

Right around the time Trailer Park Boys 2: Countdown to Liquor Day released, I was reading critics’ view as to why the Trailer Park Boys show was such a huge success. Critics argued audiences felt better about themselves watching the disenfranchised Trailer Park Boys – Ricky, Julian and Bubbles – go about heir daily lives and that we gained a sense of satisfaction knowing we didn’t live in a similar situation. Really?

I think the Trailer Park Boys show was successful because audiences 1) Enjoyed watching a depiction of trailer park life and 2) Almost wished they were living out the Trailer Park Boys lifestyle. Honestly, I’m sure many people have at least once imagined a life without bills and responsibilities. Sure, the Trailer Park Boys lifestyle would wear one out in the long term, but why not live like Ricky, Julian or Bubbles for the day?

The escape to trailer park life attracted me to Trailer Park Boys. The Trailer Park Boys show entertained me through first year university, having watched all the episodes, all the while picturing a life without responsibility and in a twisted way, reveling at the Trailer Park Boys lifestyle.

So, goodbye Trailer Park Boys – it’s been a good run.

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