Life sucks and then you die ... Then it sucks even more.
Roadside Deadguys is a dark comedy that lampoons the absurdity of life by looking at the absurdity of life after death. In a reality where spirits remain in the spot of their death for eternity, Robbie and Patrick are unfortunate enough to have crashed in the same spot of a lonely road 25 years apart. Given their situation, the two disparate souls must learn how to stave off the boredom of eternity. Or at least how to get along with one another. Each episode is a short glimpse into the world of Robbie and Patrick. Whether they're arguing with one another, pondering the futility of it all, or interacting with people who are sill alive, it always promises to be absurd, hilarious and thought provoking.
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Patrick’s just an unlucky kid who died in a car crash a few months ago. As he’s still getting used to being a Deadguy, the weight of his situation hasn’t really sunk in yet. Plus, he still gets visits from his family and friends which makes him feel loved (and makes Robbie crazy). Patrick wants to make the best of the situation and buddy up with Robbie, but that’s not going to be easy.
Robbie’s been alone for a while now, having crashed and died 25 years ago. Being by himself for so long has turned him a bit cynical and, naturally, he’s having a tough time adapting to Patrick’s arrival. You’d think you’d be happy to have a partner to share the rest of time with, but Robbie doesn’t see it that way.
Robbie and Patrick couldn’t have any less in common: one’s given up all hope, the other is annoyingly optimistic. The only thing they have in common is that they’re both dead on the side of the road. And unfortunately for this odd couple, they’re stuck together for the rest of time.
Roadside Deadguys takes a minimal approach to production design - allowing the bleakness of our location to do most of the talking. Since Robbie and Patrick are stuck on one part of a road, there’s only one location, and since they stay preserved as they were when they died, there’s only one costume for each character.
The crosses for Robbie and Patrick speak to their characters. Robbie’s is worn out, its paint peeling. It clearly hasn’t been paid attention to for decades. The same can be said for tired, cynical old Robbie.
Unlike Robbie's, Patrick's cross is surrounded by flowers and gifts from the ones who still love and care about him. There's even a box of his favourite chocolates that his mom brings him out regularly. It drives Robbie crazy looking at the symbols of love and affection that surround Patrick's cross, but he's sure that as time goes by, people will stop visiting Patrick. Just like they stopped visiting him.