REVIEW: ‘Shoresy’ Is The ‘Letterkenny’ Spin-Off Taking North America By Storm


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You heard that correctly, Hulu’s new comedy “Shoresy” is the “Letterkenny” spin-off taking North America by storm — and for good reason.

If you’re unfamiliar with the hit Canadian comedy series “Letterkenny,” what are you actually doing with your life? Give your balls a tug, and get watching. This iconic Canadian show details the lives of hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians in the sparsely populated former Irish settlement known as Letterkenny. (RELATED: Day 5. The Cam Harless Civil War In WaPo’s Newsroom Is Getting Weird Now)

The most infamous “Letterkenny” hockey player is Shoresy, whose face we never see in the original show but whose grotesque dumps and heinously hilarious mum jokes will never leave your memory (here’s a compilation of them). My personal favorite lines from Shoresy in “Letterkenny” include “f*ck, Lemony Snicket, what a series of unfortunate events you f*ckin’ been through, you ugly f*ck” and “I made your mum so wet, Trudeau had to deploy a 24-hour national guard unit to stack sandbags around my bed.”

So notorious were Shoresy’s one-liners that Hulu has now gifted us an entire series centered on the filthy hockey player’s life, and it’s absolutely epic. Portrayed by co-creator Jared Keeso, “Shoresy” chronicles the rebirth of a northern Canadian senior AAA hockey team from a town filled with beautiful women but not much in the way of hope.

You don’t need to have watched “Letterkenny” for “Shoresy” to make sense to you. In fact, the cold open was published by the official “Letterkenny Problems” YouTube channel, which I recommend everyone watch. Oh, and don’t worry, “Shoresy” is anything but woke. There’s even a whole episode dedicated to ripping it out of diversity and inclusion quotas that featured incestuous lesbians, so, yeah.

It’s got an average Tomatometer of 100% and an average audience score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is basically impossible in this day and age. Watch the trailer here: