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« on: February 03, 2013, 11:22:49 PM »

I know the show ended, and it is Canadian so it was mostly available online over here, but did anyone else ever watch Little Mosque on the Prairie?
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:35:47 PM »

So much potential, such poor execution.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 11:36:27 PM »

Is this a joke? Fess up!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 11:47:37 PM »

Is this a joke? Fess up!
It's a real show.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/362933
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 12:07:55 AM »

I once wrote a short story called "Little House on the Freeway Median". (VERY short!)
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 12:12:26 AM »

Yeah, I watched the first two episodes and was so disappointed.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 02:05:27 AM »

I once wrote a short story called "Little House on the Freeway Median". (VERY short!)
Haha  laugh

In all seriousness, I saw the last episode about 10 months ago. Saw nearly all episodes.  The did a good job keeping the suspect about the relationship between Rayyan and Amaar going.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 03:39:12 AM »

They should have had an Orthodox priest instead of an Anglican one  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 09:32:20 AM »

They should have had an Orthodox priest instead of an Anglican one  Grin
I'm not sure how long an Orthodox priest would have gotten away with renting his parish hall as a mosque.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 10:52:35 AM »

I know the show ended, and it is Canadian so it was mostly available online over here, but did anyone else ever watch Little Mosque on the Prairie?

Yes! As a South Asian with Muslim relatives, I l enjoyed watching the cozy little show. But at some points it made absolutely no sense and was a little chessy at some points.   
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 12:21:49 PM »

They should have had an Orthodox priest instead of an Anglican one  Grin
I'm not sure how long an Orthodox priest would have gotten away with renting his parish hall as a mosque.

Well, it is a TV show.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 09:59:10 PM »

They should have had an Orthodox priest instead of an Anglican one  Grin
I'm not sure how long an Orthodox priest would have gotten away with renting his parish hall as a mosque.

Well, it is a TV show.
What about a new show idea, Little Synagogue on the Prairie (renamed slightly for new locations but still keeping similar name and theme). A Rabbi rents out a room at an Orthodox church, or an Orthodox church needs a new church while their building is rebuilt, Little Orthodox on the prairie...

oooh! Little Orthodox on the Palestine: A Palestinian church must find a new place to practice after an encounter between Hamas and the Israeli forces destroys their building. This small Orthodox church ends up using space in an Israeli Orthodox synagogue under the agreement that they do not proselytize the Jewish congregation. A few on each side blame the other. One episode reveals how the Orthodox approach evangelization. Several episodes reveal common traits between these two groups, but as God-worshippers and as members of humanity. Some episode reveals that friendship can exist between Christians and Muslims or even Jews and Muslims but also recognizes that there are those that simply want vengeance, violence, and absolutely no compromise (including both sides), but also that not all are like that. A few episodes reveal nuances of both sides of the conflict in Israel.  Meanwhile, Orthodox Christian practices and beliefs are spread out in the dialogue and adventures of the cast, and perhaps even OT scripture as it relates to Jews. The show can also have visitors from different places, of different backgrounds, etc. revealing that not all Middle Eastern people are Arab Muslims or Orthodox Jews. If a cast member needs to leave, you just have a suicide bomb. Instead of a Rayyan/Amaar romance building, initially shakey friendship builds between groups/individuals representing groups in some way. Instead of a "We're all the same" idea though, it ends with a respect for the life that God has given each on of us. I doubt it would last more than a season, but I think it would be cool.
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 09:59:45 PM »

I once wrote a short story called "Little House on the Freeway Median". (VERY short!)
Haha  laugh

In all seriousness, I saw the last episode about 10 months ago. Saw nearly all episodes.  The did a good job keeping the suspect* about the relationship between Rayyan and Amaar going.
*Meant suspense, not suspect.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 10:00:55 PM »

So much potential, such poor execution.
I heard there were talks for an American remake a while back. I think I'd be okay with that, just to give the premise another shot.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 10:02:03 PM »

So much potential, such poor execution.
I heard there were talks for an American remake a while back. I think I'd be okay with that, just to give the premise another shot.
I can't imagine how it would be that different, except maybe not QUITE as small of a town.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 10:46:15 PM »

Different actors, different writers. Start off in a similar place, but take it in a bold and exciting direction.
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