Talk about getting the most bang for your entertainment buck. LOW budget? Try NO budget! Looked like it was videotaped inside an authentic GO Train and the actors often seemed like they are actual commuters. The first time I saw it, I had to ask if this was a real thing, or if these people were actors. The producers got not only the effect they wished by doing it this way, but saved them a trainload of toonies.
Overall, I was amazed they made the idea work as well as it did and I thought Train 48 was largely successful in its goal of portraying a realistic view of southern Ontario commuters. My favorite shows were the ones with comedian Gary Pearson, but the entire cast did a great job of doing improv, with a skeleton script. And then again, I am still waiting for the DVD release of Global Television's "Night Ride" series from the 1990s.
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