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(TV Guide)   Americans and others: What, if any, Canadian TV shows do you watch and enjoy?   (tvguide.com) divider line 300
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2014-03-29 10:50:57 PM  

jso2897: Da Vinci's Inquest. One of the best shows on TV period.


Agreed. Not because it's a Canadian police procedural, but because of it.

DA VINCI
There's more of this tainted heroin out there. You need to get into that warehouse, warrant or no warrant, or there are going to be a lot more dead kids on my table, you understand?

SHANNON
We're not allowed to enter private property without a warrant.

DA VINCI
GODDAMMIT! You're right, we need to work within the system.

SHANNON
I think that would be for the best.

DA VINCI
Sorry I got a little weirdly non-Canadian there for a second.

SHANNON
No, I'm sorry.

DA VINCI
Sorry.

SHANNON
Sorry.

DA VINCI
No, really, I'm sorry.

SHANNON
I'm sorry too.

 
2014-03-29 10:51:13 PM  
Red Green, Rep of Doyle, Kids in the Hall, and I'm totally not going to admit YCDTOTV.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:02 PM  

loonatic112358: Real Canadian shows or secret Canadian shows, cause so many tv shows are filmed in Canada it's hard to tell what's not Canadian


Many of them are co-productions with foreign networks as well, just to make it more complicated.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:06 PM  

PunkTiger: Canadian animation REPRESENT.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-29 10:52:21 PM  

Son of Thunder: Since most of the thread is shows that are no longer on the air:

Forever Knight.


I have the box set of that.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:29 PM  
Though it's cancelled now, "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" is one of my favorite tv shows ever.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:48 PM  

loonatic112358: Real Canadian shows or secret Canadian shows, cause so many tv shows are filmed in Canada it's hard to tell what's not Canadian


Where does that put Battlestar Galactica? Filmed in Canada, set (mostly) outside the solar system.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:49 PM  
Used to watch Red Green on a regular basis.
 
2014-03-29 10:52:52 PM  

semiotix: Agreed. Not because in spite of the fact that it's a Canadian police procedural, but because of it.


FTFM.

Also, Wheels Ontario is really good.
 
2014-03-29 10:53:02 PM  
Canadian humor is painful.
 
2014-03-29 10:53:06 PM  

LtDarkstar: Oh and I miss this...

[img.fark.net image 208x160]

Aired in both the US and Canada, but Canada got the better extended-edition of the episodes *shakes tiny fist*

*sigh*... I wish they would have made a movie.. had a huge cult following in it's day.


As I recall, that series had a wonderful, Disney-esque closing to it.
 
2014-03-29 10:54:25 PM  
The only good Canadian show is My Left Sneaker but I'm sure you never heard of it.

It's an indie show filmed in an underground cave six miles east of Vancouver and shown on an encrypted web site.

I like to watch it while drinking my favorite Canadian beer - Canuck Anthrax Triple D.

They only make fifteen bottles a year but it tastes like ambrosia compared to those piss water Moosehead, Molson, and LaBatts.
 
2014-03-29 10:54:29 PM  
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2014-03-29 10:55:49 PM  
For some reason, I remember reading a review of "Flashpoint" on MetaCritic that called it "the most average television show ever made." Always made me chuckle.
 
2014-03-29 10:56:13 PM  
Royal Canadian Air Farce, You Can't Do That on TV, Red Green...
 
2014-03-29 10:56:25 PM  
SCTV and Red Green back in the day. Newer ones would be Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie. I'll have to check out Trailer Park Boys. I never got into Kids in the Hall.

Is Dead Like Me a Canadian show? It feels Canadian. I liked Kenny vs Spenny, but that show just doesn't seem Canadian at all.

/Rowsdower!
 
2014-03-29 10:57:08 PM  
i18.photobucket.com

"Fark gay boner"
 
2014-03-29 10:58:11 PM  
Motive
Cracked
Murdoch Mysteries
 
2014-03-29 10:58:11 PM  
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (cancelled too early)
Canada's Worst Driver
Canada's Worst Handyman
Don't Drive Here
 
2014-03-29 11:00:26 PM  
The Artful Detective is one of the best shows on television right now.  Try it, you'll like it.
 
2014-03-29 11:00:36 PM  

LtDarkstar: Oh and I miss this...

[img.fark.net image 208x160]

Aired in both the US and Canada, but Canada got the better extended-edition of the episodes *shakes tiny fist*

*sigh*... I wish they would have made a movie.. had a huge cult following in it's day.


They did, sort of. Nick Knight (1989) was intended to be the series pilot, but wasn't picked up at the time.  When it was made into a series in 1992 it got all new cast, except for John Kapelos (Schanke).

Nick Knight was played by Rick "Jessie's Girl" Springfield in the 1989 movie.
 
2014-03-29 11:01:27 PM  
On Air Continuum

Off Air FlashPoint, Defying Gravity
 
2014-03-29 11:01:32 PM  
Yeah I watch that, uh, that poutine-based reality show. Poutine House.
The one where six contestants compete for a year's supply of poutine while making their own poutine behind each other's backs. Yeah, it's just as good as Big Brother or any of those shows.
Oh and that one about ice hockey.
But I guess that was just a hockey game.
 
2014-03-29 11:01:59 PM  
Masterchef canada
 
2014-03-29 11:04:08 PM  
I'm pretty sure, "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?", was Canadian, so that and "The Red Green Show".
 
2014-03-29 11:04:26 PM  
Lost Girl, despite or because it's cheese factor, not sure which. Continuum because it's really digging into the shiat now with the third season.

Used to watch Forever Knight, You Can't Do That on Television, and Red Green back in the day.
 
2014-03-29 11:06:19 PM  

CavalierEternal: I'm pretty sure, "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?", was Canadian, so that and "The Red Green Show".


I heard pretty soon that there's a chance the Browns pre-game show will be produced in Toronto.

Cheap shot, I'm ashamed.
 
2014-03-29 11:06:33 PM  
i.imgur.com

img.fark.net

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-29 11:06:44 PM  
Any Mike Holmes show.

Holmes inspection, Holmes on homes, etc

/gotta separate the warm zone from the cold zone with that plastic barrier in Florida
 
2014-03-29 11:06:52 PM  

strife: I remember 'Kids in the Hall' during my college days between 2000 to 2004.


I loved KITH.

While today it may be commonplace, back in the early 90s it was groundbreaking for someone from the cabbage-headed community to be seen on television.

2.bp.blogspot.com

"I'm a pioneer."
 
2014-03-29 11:06:57 PM  

kombi: On Air Continuum

Off Air FlashPoint, Defying Gravity


Forgot about Saving Hope. Wish it was still on down here.
 
2014-03-29 11:07:51 PM  
I used to watch Today's Special when I was a kid. That show was awesome!


www.johnnorrisbrown.com
 
2014-03-29 11:07:54 PM  
Lost Girl, and I'm shocked more guys don't watch it. Bitten is a favorite as well.

Saving Hope, because... well...

ilarge.listal.com
 
2014-03-29 11:08:27 PM  
The only one from Canada that matters for me.
Like the fist of an angry god I would.....

georgespigot.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-29 11:08:31 PM  

jso2897: Da Vinci's Inquest. One of the best shows on TV period.


This.
 
2014-03-29 11:08:41 PM  
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2014-03-29 11:09:06 PM  

semiotix: semiotix: Agreed. Not because in spite of the fact that it's a Canadian police procedural, but because of it.

FTFM.

Also, Wheels Ontario is really good.


Ya, can't believe Mikey's in a wheelchair now eh? And wheels is a crack whore...
 
2014-03-29 11:09:30 PM  
I think How It's Made is made in Canada? I like to watch that sometimes.

Just discovered Trailer Park Boys, what a riot.
 
2014-03-29 11:10:03 PM  
Hockey and Ice Pilots NWT
 
2014-03-29 11:10:38 PM  

zimbach: Aren't nearly all the shows on HGTV and DIY Canadian?


Pretty much.  My better half watches Love It or List It incessantly, and that show has single-handedly destroyed the stereotype that Canadians are polite people.  Apparently dealing with anything related to real estate makes you an asshole.
 
2014-03-29 11:10:49 PM  
www.vancouversun.com
 
2014-03-29 11:11:05 PM  
Forever Knight was good.
 
2014-03-29 11:11:45 PM  
There was an eatery that did a 24x7 of their roasting chicken I had that up on the monitor as a bandwidth waster on every monitor at my company.

Other than that, in the past, "you can't do that on television" was great.
 
2014-03-29 11:12:30 PM  

Tarkus: Continuum

 
2014-03-29 11:13:39 PM  
some_beer_drinker - no Chez Hélène ?
 
2014-03-29 11:13:41 PM  
SCTV by a wide margin!

So much talent came out of that show:

John Candy
Eugene Levy
Rick Moranis
Harold Ramis
Martin Short
 
2014-03-29 11:14:21 PM  
Murdock Mysteries aka The Artful Detective (it is broadcast in the US by this name on at least one channel for some reason), Orphan Black, Continuum and Lost Girl, because despite its continuing slide into stupid and cheese....Anna Silk's boobs. I can't deny them. Plus, Kenzie!
 
2014-03-29 11:14:24 PM  
www.911dvd.net

/Discontinued, of course.
//Original UK version was better
 
2014-03-29 11:16:49 PM  
Rick Mercer Report.
 
2014-03-29 11:18:42 PM  
Red Green. Trailer Park Boys.
 
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