It’s a rough and hilarious look back at simpler times and a complicated age – and at two young rebels determined to stay true to themselves, and to fight against the scratchy caftan of conformity.
Ian McKay and his best friend Shinky are two young punks searching for their great destinies in the back alleys of Calgary Alberta, circa 1980. Together, these friends will face down cowboys and oilmen, hockey goons and movie snobs, odd-jobbers and hairdressers… and through it all they’ll find a way to grow up without selling out.
With the help of Ian’s flawed, but loving family (father Lloyd, mom Helen, and his outrageously outgoing sister Belinda), Ian and Shinky find new opportunities to blow minds every week, exporting their special brand of offbeat revolution for the 80’s – seeking out love and working to change the world, one young drunk punk at a time.
Cast: Bruce McCulloch, Tim Carlson, Atticus Mitchell, Tracy Ryan, Allie MacDonald
Executive Producers: Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, Susan Cavan, Bruce McCulloch
Producer: Paula Smith
Writers: Bruce McCulloch, Garry Campbell, Kurt Smeaton, Scott Montgomery, Jonathan Sobol, Jason Filiatrault
Directors: Bruce McCulloch, Ron Murphy, Kelly Makin, Jonathan Sobol