Little Mosque on the Prairie, Revisited

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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.


  1. Oh man. The premiere was last night and we missed it. I had intended on watching it this evening and I missed it again. Dang it.

    I wonder if it's available online anywhere? CTV broadcasts some of their shows on broadband, but I don't think CBC does.

    Shoot. I'm sorry I missed the premiere.

  2. I watched it last night, and I wasn't impressed. Most of the humour consisted of poking fun at impossibly cartoon-like small town western redneck yokels. There were a couple of smiles, but no laugh out loud moments for me.

  3. Too bad some of the show was taped in Toronto...


  4. Missed it too. The TV was on but not that and I could have gone to another but totally forgot. I wanted to catch that too.

  5. Loved it. Its time the good Muslims got some airtime. Would just help remind us that 99.999% of the Muslims are just like you and me.

  6. Really liked the show. Hope the imam looked more like a real imam does though. Really funny, and the show may help heal the world we live in to some extent.

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