rcf1105: Though it's cancelled now, "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" is one of my favorite tv shows ever.
Jim_Callahan: ilikeracecars: Does Supernatural count?That.Albeit the fact that all the sets are in Canada near Vancouver when the show is ostensibly set in various US locations with widely variant flora, fauna, and climate can sometimes be a little jarring for anyone that's actually driven around in either place.Still a fun show, though.// Sometimes catch myself humming the "Ghostfacers" theme to myself randomly for no reason, not sure why that's stuck with me for four damned years or whatever even though they got displaced narratively by the one-expression Dr. Horrible chick and her "Caliban from Narbonic lifted wholesale" storyline.
I watch Almost Human which I hope they retitle Almost Naked for
Jorn the Younger: StreetlightInTheGhetto: KithThis hour has 22 minutesInsecurity (which... Did anyone else see that? We stumbled on it and it was awesome)Curling!Growing up Red Green/Michigander//no cable growing upI _loved_ Insecurity. Having been reminded of it, I just looked it up to see if there might be a third season, but found it was cancelled, in part due to low ratings and in part because the province where they filmed disconinuted tax credits they utilized. That's too bad.Spaced Lion: [31.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]BRING IT BACK!/Wesleyth↑sI miss it.
Rixel: yukichigai: Let's see...Shows no longer on the air:Blood TiesDaVinci's InquestForever KnightF/X: the SeriesSCTVThe Kids in the HallTodd and the Book of Pure EvilTrailer Park Boys (yes yes, I know it's coming back)You Can't Do That on TelevisionShows that are currently airing:ContinuumThe ListenerLost GirlMurdoch MysteriesSaving HopeAnd on a side note, I've figured out what it is about Canadian TV I like so much: the producers generally don't give up on a show unless the core concept is just bad. The Listener is one of many where they did a fairly significant retooling between the first and second season because certain things just didn't work, yet the premise itself was good. If a US network had been producing it the thing would have been dropped like a rock, which is not just conjecture since NBC was co-airing it at the time and dropped it after 7 episodes. CTV however decided they could fix it, and sure enough they did: right now the show is preparing for its fifth season.If US networks would spend the same kind of effort on shows that Canadians do then we'd have a lot more great TV shows here. Instead not only are shows dropped for being just marginally iffy in some areas, shows frequently get cancelled for "low ratings" that were caused by things completely unrelated to the show. The debacle with the Babylon 5 spin-off Legend of the Rangers springs to mind: TNT didn't pick it up due to "low ratings", completely ignoring the fact that it was due to the West Coast airing having been bumped by about an hour and a half from a basketball game running over.I think it has more to do with the Canadian Content laws. There has to be Canadian shows for there to be a Canadian network (20%. I believe), so the suits aren't so worried about the shows right out of the gate. Hell, they probably don't care if you just show Canadian women in wet bathing suits jumping on trampolines, as long as it satisfies content laws (as an aside....producers, I totally have a more expanded concept about the trampoline thing.....product placement and plus.....double plus even!)Miss Relic, though
macadamnut: What? Nobody else liked[images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x480]?
Herr Flick's Revenge: Due SouthMade in Canada (in US as The Industry)Slings & ArrowsInsecurityEndgame(nice to know Canadian TV execs are as stupid as US ones and cancel great shows)Billable Hours
JeffWB311: Kids in the Hall, Bomb Girls and 19-2 (the 2014 English language version).If you like gritty cop dramas you might like 19-2. It's like a Canadian Southland.I wish Wheels Ontario was a real show.
SirEattonHogg: Had a bit of a thing for Moose when in middle school.[bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com image 320x254]
elvisaintdead: optikeye: [iamtalkytina.com image 500x416]there's still nothing better.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Secret Agent X23: Well, over here at my house, we were watching Bomb Girls a few weeks ago. There aren't many episodes, so it went rather quickly, but I liked it.Seconded. Bomb Girls rocked.feckingmorons: Little Mosque on the PrarieThis, too.redoctober65: The Red Green ShowYep.libranoelrose: kids in the hallOf course.This Hour has 22 Minutes, The Rick Mercer Report, The National, Hockey Night in Canada and Curling on TSN round out my viewing.
Silvara: Oh, and I guess I didn't know Lost Girl was Canadian, since I watch it on a US channel. So add that one. Need to give Orphan Black another chance I think, I only got a couple episodes in and couldn't get into it.
AlternateRefrain: I used to watch Today's Special when I was a kid. That show was awesome!
beakerxf: Silvara: Oh, and I guess I didn't know Lost Girl was Canadian, since I watch it on a US channel. So add that one. Need to give Orphan Black another chance I think, I only got a couple episodes in and couldn't get into it.My dad was the same way. He bailed halfway through episode two. I asked him to give it one more chance and now he's hooked. When I recommend it to people, I tell them to stick it out to episode 4.The first couple eps are setting things up, eps 3 and 4 are where things take off. If you're not hooked by episode 4, then it's not a show for you.
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