Trailer Park Boys Season 9 [ Netflix]
The boys are out of jail again and they’ve got brand new perspectives on their lives, thanks to Julian’s love for books and Ricky’s love for his family. As usual, things have changed at Sunnyvale while the boys were in con college, and adapting to the new Sunnyvale Villas Retirement Community isn’t going to be easy - especially for Ricky who finds himself banned from the property by Lahey.
Season 9 introduces a new character in ex- war veteran Colonel Leslie Dancer. His job is to keep order at Sunnyvale, and that includes keeping booze off the premises. Like Lahey, Colonel Dancer has an insatiable lust for the liquor, however there’s a mutual agreement to keep each other sober for the greater good but, as we’ve found out in the past, booze is more powerful than any agreement! This season plays out in much the same as the previous ones, with Julian concocting a scheme to make money so that he can buy the park, while Bubbles is doing his best to live life on the straight and narrow, and Ricky is struggling more than ever to get keep up with, well, everything. The birth of his grandson means that Ricky is trying to put his family first this time around and create a “stable environment” - he’s even accepted Jacob Collins as part of the family - but things are destined not to go according to plan, as usual, and he’s too stupid to understand his shortcomings. As a whole, Season 9 of the Trailer Park Boys is one of the most creative to date, with the writers coming up with some fantastic new plotlines, often taking the caracters to never before seen lows ( quite an achievement in itself), and upping the grease factor to no end. It’s fantastic to see a homegrown show continue to excel in the way TPB has, and I’m already counting down the days until Season 10 hits Netflix.