Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Series Synopsis

The Squirrel King is an upbeat tale of Robin, a young woman with an inexplicable need to take action. Brainwashed by pipe-cleaner wielding Aliens into ridding her small town of squirrels, she ropes in Justus, her inept, climbing-bum boyfriend, as her missions' accomplice.

Over the course of 12 five-minute episodes she is helped and hindered by the town’s municipal-one-man-show, cat burglars, gypsies and the desire to be part of something serious.

Amidst the chaos of it all, Robin gradually discovers a truism of life embodied by Ed (the fire chief, police chief, animal catcher, forestry head ....). Simply put, she comes to understand that beyond personal responsibility, life is not about being part of something "important" or to be taken too seriously; life is about partaking and enjoying the absurd world.

As for exactly who the Squirrel King is, and why the Aliens are doing what they are doing, ... well those are questions that remain until the first season's finale.

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