The Best Show You're Not Watching: Letterkenny

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Created as a web series by Jared Keeso and then developed for television by Keeso and Jacob Tierney (who co-writes with Keeso; both act as well as executive produce, with Tierney directing all the episodes), the series is set in the remote town of Letterkenny in Ontario, and opens with a simple onscreen declaration:

 "There are 5,000 people in Letterkenny. These are their problems."

Those problems are mostly contained within the "hicks" (farmers), "skids" (drug addicts), hockey players, church people and the neighboring reservation. Confrontation of all kinds is a key comedic element of Letterkenny.

Keeso, the driving force of the series, plays Wayne, the toughest (but also, weirdly, the nicest) guy in Letterkenny, who is a hick and runs a produce stand outside of the family farm, which is basically just a setup for sitting around and talking. He does that with best friend Daryl (Nathan Dales), often shortened to "Dary". Wayne and Daryl often riff with Squirrely Dan (K. Trevor Wilson), who adds an "s" to just about every word that comes out of his mouth.

Wayne's sister, Katy (Michelle Mylett), is not to be messed with. She's also, much to the chagrin of Wayne, in a relationship with Reilly (Dylan Playfair) and Jonesy (Andrew Herr), two members of the Letterkenny Irish hockey team who are, generously, dull butter knives, who live to work out and flirt with hot girls (aka "snipers"). There's also a clutch of addicts and drug dealers who are part goth, boy band, spastic dancers and mostly frightened and displaced nice guys; a clearly gay pastor who might or might not be confused about it; the world's filthiest female bartender; and, well, the most eclectic and mostly angry and sometimes perverted batch of locals you'll ever see.

Each season grows this group while making the core group more relatable, likable and funny in their distinctness.

The first two seasons of Letterkenny can be streamed on Hulu right now in the states.

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