Today on #WebSeriesWednesday I watched the sketch comedy series ‘Bill & Sons Towing.’ Bill and Sons Towing is a web series about a dysfunctional group of brothers – from another mother – and their crotchety, sickly old man. Together they follow one moto: Bros before tows.
The show is a traditional single location sketch comedy series that runs about 80 minutes. The production values are high with completely professional camera work and acting. The actors in question form the Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe ‘The Imponderables.’
The cast also features Daniel Kash who played Pvt Spunkmeyer in the movie Aliens. Here he plays a homeless security guard who we all hope doesn’t end up biting a man in the dick. The role of Bill is played by Gemini Award winner Nicholas Campbell from DaVinci’s Inquest. His character in this show is absurdly flawed, to the point of being near death, but I’d love to see him stumble through another season in the future.
The heart of the show comes from the almost hateful banter that goes back and forth between the brothers. They are all rivals to some extent yet they know they are all in this together. In that sense this is a very realistic – if not exaggerated – portrayal of a family, which is something that a lot of highly successful shows, like Arrested Development never really achieved in my opinion. Episode seven is where this really shines through. Bill just wants a day off from his bland life – he just wants to have a little fun with his sons.
I love the location they used. Almost the entire show is filmed inside this garage. It’s nice and colorful and well lit – just perfect for the story. The writing here sets just about every scene inside the shop which saves tons of money on going out on location. I suppose that’s my only real negative comment about the show, you never seem them actually go out and tow someone. In that light there is a lot of room for the series to grow if there is to be more in the future.
All in all a very enjoyable series, and I hope to see more from these guys in the future. You can check out the series over at http://billandsonstowing.com