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Little Mosque On The Prairie: Season 1 [Import]

Carlo Rota , Debra Mvgrath    DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Little Mosque on the Prairie, an unabashedly comedic look at a small Muslim community living side by side with the residents of a little prairie town.

At its heart, Little Mosque on the Prairie is a humorous look at relationships, family, love, the generation gap and balancing Muslim beliefs and traditions in a prairie setting.



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4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for Little Mosque! Sept. 26 2007
Format:DVD
I am basing this on having seen the CBC TV series. If I allowed for how new and risky the attempt at something like this is then it's 5 stars. And this is the first season with no experience behind it. Just the fact that it portrays muslims as real ordinary people with the typical flaws people have, with a sense of humour, and with all the same congregation problems that other religions have, especially in small towns - it's great! By the way, if the setting seems unrealistic (a mosque in a small town on the Canadian Prairies), bear in mind that the first mosque in North America was built in a very rural part of North Dakota. It has recently been re-built near Ross ND. Settlement by Lebanese muslims goes back to the late 1800s and relatives visited each other between North Dakota and Saskatchewan. So it's not unrealistic at all. Recently the first year of the series was picked up by Dubai, Turkey, the Palestinian West Bank & Gaza, Finland, and Israel! How about it, Americans?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mercy Me! So Much Merriment! Aug. 22 2008
By Breyel
Format:DVD
Little Mosque on the Prairie is a remarkably novel way to show Muslims and how their religion is practiced. Set in the fictional prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan, Canada, you see Muslims with liberal and conservative views; how they have assimilated into the dominate society (small town Canada); and how they interact with their fellow non-Muslim neighbours who can be just as broad or narrow minded.

While Little Mosque on the Prairie tries to neither dramatise nor make political commentary, it does show through humor that Muslims and non-Muslims all have their funny idiosyncrasies and share much common ground. Through laughter, the show makes an effort to break down prejudices and hopefully foster a better understanding and tolerance between cultures.

The comedy is family-oriented, lighthearted and fun as sitcoms go. It looks like some of the characters are still developing. Am anxious to see how they grow in Seasons 2 and 3. I find Muslim feminist Rayyan Hamoudi (Sitara Hewitt), conservative Nigerian immigrant Fatima Dinssa (Arlene Duncan), divorced college economics professor Baber Siddiqui (Manoj Sood) and bigot DJ Fred Tupper (Neil Crone) to be the most well-rounded characters. Baber?s daughter, Layla Siddiqui (Aliza Vellani) is quite interesting in that she represents the average teenage Muslim girl struggling to balance her life between being a good Muslim and a regular Canadian teenager who's into music, clothes and boys.

What? You?re still not convinced it?s a good sitcom? You haven?t seen it yet? Do what I did. Watch some of the episodes on YouTube.

There were eight episodes in Season 1:

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5.0 out of 5 stars great Nov. 2 2008
By elfdart TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
i really enjoyed this show, i watched the season as it first came out on tv. it was really entertaining. it's basically a sitcom about this mosque in the prairies. i loved how the first episode started, and is very much why i started watching the show. it begins with the new imam for the mosque, amaar, is flying over to the town, mercy, but gets stopped at the airport because he's muslim. and the security guards believe in earnest that this guy could be a terrorist and ask him questions and treat him like he's mental, and amaar replies sarcastically to their questioning, not really taking it seriously. basically responding like anyone would to a ridiculous circumstance. it's great though, maybe look up the clip on youtube.

the mosque has an interesting collection of people. both conservative and liberal. the show is funny and fast paced. what's also interesting to look at is the relationship between amaar and the christian priest they share the building with. they're very charitable towards each other, making the point that the religion doesn't really matter.

it's a pretty good show, and came at a pretty good time to combat some of the negative and illogical stereotypes some people hold towards muslims. its a great sitcom.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just Alright June 7 2008
Format:DVD
Little Mosque on the Prairie... hmm! I don't know quite how I feel about this show. I borrowed the first season from the library and watched the episodes over a few days. I think that I was expecting it to be funnier and perhaps that's why it felt a little flat to me. Too preachy, too cliche. It's a really good idea for a show, and it has a lot of potential once it grows into the giant shoes it created for itself! The Little Mosque on the Prairie team is attempting to address huge issues in society, and doesn't quite have the panache to pull it off. With that sad, I grew attached to several of the characters and there were a few brilliantly funny moments. Just not clever enough to get me hooked.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Box Set!! Nov. 15 2007
Format:DVD
I picked up the Little Mosque on the Prairie season 1 dvd box set and it's a home run. The first season only had 8 episodes (I think this season that's currently airing has 20) but the box set has great added extras including inside the writers room and some interesting interviews with the show's key actors. If you love the show than you'll luv the dvd. I have alot of friends who love the show and will be getting this dvd from me as a christmas/hannukah/eid present. Look forward to seeing when season 2 comes out in box set as well. Little Mosque on the Prairie ROCKS!
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