Nerys Myk wrote:
While set in America, would Its a Wonderful Life qualify? Lots of quirky towns folk who band together.
Not to mention every single episode of Northern Exposure
and Gilmore Girls
Seriously, Northern Exposure
is very much the Alaskan taken on this genre, completed with the befuddled newcomer who gets sucked into the community more or less against his will.
There's also a bestselling series of novels by Patrick Taylor set in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo, which is full of eccentric characters. (Full disclosure: I've written the jacket copy for all of the books so far.)