Little Mosque on the Prairie, Revisited
Well, we watched "Little Mosque on the Prairie" tonight, and our conclusions?
A very well written show with humorous dialogue. I laughed out loud a couple of times, and it kept me watching for the whole thirty minutes.
I like how it treats some of the stereotyped perspectives we have of Muslims. It tries to use humour to diffuse some of those preconceived ideas. What it may end up doing is helping Muslims get a better understanding out here in the west. And that's a good thing.
The only part I didn't like about the program was that again and again it was spoken of as a "small town." But the sets didn't seem small town at all. Big newer houses on well developed, paved streets, a radio station, and daily paper with a reporter and new taxi all were a constant reminder that I had to leave a part of my brain at the door.
But then again, where on the prairies are you going to find a small town with a group of practising Muslims...
I'll watch for this one again.