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2014-03-29 07:20:12 PM  
Republic of Doyle is cheesy but fun
 
2014-03-29 07:24:28 PM  
I like Rookie Blue, mostly just because of Missy Peregrym. There's a guy on that show that was also in the fu king amazing but far too short-lived Flash Gordon reboot on the Scifi channel.
 
2014-03-29 07:25:24 PM  
kids in the hall
 
2014-03-29 07:26:27 PM  
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.
 
2014-03-29 07:28:54 PM  
Trailer Park Boys, Corner Gas, Degrassi
 
2014-03-29 07:29:01 PM  
The Red Green Show
 
2014-03-29 07:33:54 PM  
Wait, I thought Canada melted already due to the global warming pseudoscience truthers.
 
2014-03-29 07:35:45 PM  
sp1.yimg.com
 
2014-03-29 07:37:42 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


IamKaiserSoze!!!: [sp1.yimg.com image 350x313]


Those. And hockey.
 
2014-03-29 07:38:09 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


Yeah, that's the only one I even know of offhand, I think. I haven't seen it in years but I remember it being seriously hilarious.
 
2014-03-29 07:38:38 PM  
Psych was filmed in Vancouver I think... does that count?
 
2014-03-29 07:39:05 PM  
I f*cking hate samsquanches.
 
2014-03-29 07:40:08 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


That too.
 
2014-03-29 07:40:41 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: [sp1.yimg.com image 350x313]


i61.tinypic.com

 
2014-03-29 07:41:47 PM  

libranoelrose: kids in the hall


This and You Can't Do That on Television. That's also basically how long it's been since I've actually been able to watch television.

Not because I don't have one, though. I'm not that awesome.
 
2014-03-29 07:42:06 PM  
Sometimes I watch episodes of the littlest hobo on youtube with my dog on saturday mornings.
 
2014-03-29 07:42:23 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


This
 
2014-03-29 07:45:45 PM  
 
2014-03-29 07:47:51 PM  
Actually, I'd watch 10 hours of Trailer Park Boys just for 10 minutes of J Rock

sp2.yimg.com
 
2014-03-29 07:51:01 PM  
I see Kids and Red Green and HNIC are listed.
 
2014-03-29 07:51:58 PM  
Hmmm, what was I thinking?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N68t7NvuTgQ

Ten minutes of the best of J Roc
 
2014-03-29 07:54:28 PM  

www.csd.uwo.ca

 
2014-03-29 07:56:10 PM  
I really enjoyed Little Mosque on the Prairie.
 
2014-03-29 08:13:36 PM  
Don't ever watch Corner Gas. It's horrible.

Kenny vs. Spenny is good.
 
2014-03-29 08:16:13 PM  
There's Canadian tv shows?
 
2014-03-29 08:22:49 PM  
Red Green

Chopped Canada (although Dean McDermott and his squinty eyes can go get stuck on an ice floe)
 
2014-03-29 08:28:15 PM  
Little Mosque on the Prarie
 
2014-03-29 08:30:32 PM  
You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada
 
2014-03-29 08:33:37 PM  

fragMasterFlash: antidisestablishmentarianism: And hockey.

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I know he gets the suits cut to fit, but he must get some of the fabric custom-made as well.

Trailer Park Boys is hilarious.

Lost Girl is amazing.  Watch it if you haven't seen it yet.
 
2014-03-29 08:34:29 PM  
I liked Kids in the Hall, I liked Corner Gas, I enjoy the Rick Mercer report (but can only watch on youtube), I confess that "Lost Girl" is my "sinful pleasure" show (it's technically Canadian) and so far have enjoyed Continuum.
 
2014-03-29 08:38:16 PM  
iamtalkytina.com
 
2014-03-29 08:38:38 PM  
Orphan Black

Season 2 starts April 19th
 
2014-03-29 08:52:51 PM  

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 Prarie


This, too.

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


Yep.

libranoelrose: kids in the hall


Of course.

This Hour has 22 Minutes, The Rick Mercer Report, The National, Hockey Night in Canada and Curling on TSN round out my viewing.
 
2014-03-29 08:54:15 PM  
I watched all three seasons of Bomb Girls and I quite enjoyed Orphan Black.
 
2014-03-29 09:01:02 PM  
I've been watching that Master Chef Canada thing, it's kinda dumb but seems watchable.

I also have a soft spot for Rick Mercer. Oh, come on...grow up. Franchement!
 
2014-03-29 09:03:21 PM  
Nature of things with David Suzuki
 
2014-03-29 09:10:57 PM  
i149.photobucket.com

/And of course YCDTOT
 
2014-03-29 09:12:40 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-29 09:14:36 PM  

optikeye: [iamtalkytina.com image 500x416]


there's still nothing better.


drbristol.files.wordpress.com

bobanddoug.com


sorry for the ginormitude of the images
 
2014-03-29 09:26:13 PM  
Continuum
 
2014-03-29 09:31:09 PM  

Nefarious: Orphan Black

Season 2 starts April 19th


what_now: Orphan Black.


Thirded.

I tried "Lost Girl" for a season and a half. At that point the pretty could no longer counteract the stupid and I had to give up.
 
2014-03-29 09:33:27 PM  
Republic of Doyle is entertaining sometimes. Rick Mercer Report, duh. And Hockey Night in Canada. That's about all I can think of that I watch regularly enough.
 
2014-03-29 09:34:54 PM  
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.
 
2014-03-29 10:00:37 PM  
Durham County
 
2014-03-29 10:20:02 PM  

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.


Bomb Girls is Canadian?

Hm. I thought it was British, since I had to order the DVDs from the UK.

/haven't gotten around to watching it yet, but glad to hear its worth it.
 
2014-03-29 10:25:02 PM  
They're not Canadian per se, but a LOT of American written and scripted cartoons are voiced and animated in Vancouver.
 
2014-03-29 10:25:07 PM  
Does Supernatural count?
 
2014-03-29 10:25:08 PM  
"gags" I love that show
 
2014-03-29 10:26:19 PM  
Do we count the ones that are filmed in Canada by American networks...?
 
2014-03-29 10:26:43 PM  
Back in the day
Ralf Benmugi
The show with the remote control
KITH
This hour has 22 mitutes
Royal canadian air force
3 dead trolls in a baggie
dina petty [the pears soap girl]

I don't watch tv any more
 
2014-03-29 10:26:50 PM  

ilikeracecars: Does Supernatural count?


No, neither does Psych, Stargate, etc., etc.
 
2014-03-29 10:27:41 PM  
oh.
and the rez
frankie fencepost rocks
 
2014-03-29 10:28:15 PM  
Everything on Scyfy
 
2014-03-29 10:28:29 PM  
I really loved Corner Gas. Wish we could still get the reruns.
 
2014-03-29 10:29:16 PM  
Jacob Two-Two is the only one I can think of.
 
2014-03-29 10:29:45 PM  
Red Green, Kids In the Hall, Trailer Park Boys, Fraggle Rock, You Can't Do That on Television.   Used to watch Edgemont mostly to look at Kristin Kreuk, and Degrassi Next Generation or whatever it's called for the hot chicks.
 
2014-03-29 10:29:55 PM  
Red green
 ann of green gables
pit pony
 
2014-03-29 10:30:38 PM  
Yay!! I can finally publicly declare my enjoyment of the Jon Dore Show. Quite fun.
 
2014-03-29 10:31:35 PM  
Corner Gas is awful.I watch all the Canadian HGTV shiat like Holmes on Homes
 
2014-03-29 10:31:39 PM  
Had a bit of a thing for Moose when in middle school.

bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-29 10:32:06 PM  
Da Vinci's Inquest. One of the best shows on TV period.
 
2014-03-29 10:33:06 PM  
Canada smells of wet dog and feet.
 
2014-03-29 10:33:14 PM  
Since most of the thread is shows that are no longer on the air:

Forever Knight.
 
2014-03-29 10:33:25 PM  
Currently:
Arctic Air

In the past:
SCTV
jPod
Being Erica
Da Vinci's Inquest
 
2014-03-29 10:33:26 PM  
Do they still make new Red Green episodes?  I haven't seen any in years, but I would love to Netflix it from day one to whatever the latest is.

Also, Due South was good.  Great theme music (the instrumental version at the end).

\Don't really know if that was actually Canadian or not.
\\http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpURXoldIi8
 
2014-03-29 10:33:43 PM  
Red Green, You Can't Do That on Television, and SCTV. Nothing recent that I'm aware of though.
 
2014-03-29 10:33:44 PM  
Hey whats that show about CSIS called? It was a two season Canadian version of The Wire featuring a tiny dude and the Canadian Chris Penn lookalike. The unintentional comedy was off the charts.

/"save it for the bureaucrats in Awwtawa"
 
2014-03-29 10:33:53 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-29 10:34:26 PM  
I went through a phase where I was obsessed with watching every single episode of Corner Gas on youtube. And I've seen Little Mosque on the Prairie a couple times.
 
2014-03-29 10:34:53 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: [sp1.yimg.com image 350x313]


this, oh so much
 
2014-03-29 10:34:54 PM  

nanim: Do we count the ones that are filmed in Canada by American networks...?


No
 
2014-03-29 10:34:58 PM  

optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada


^^^ This.  What qualifies a show to be considered "Canadian"?

Just about everything on the SyFy channel is filmed & produced in Canada, do those count?
 
2014-03-29 10:35:08 PM  
Trailer Park Boys may just be one of the funniest TV shows ever made

/makes me almost want to drive to halifax to eat donairs and drink some swish
 
2014-03-29 10:35:41 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


This.
 
2014-03-29 10:36:01 PM  

bhcompy: Corner Gas is awful.I watch all the Canadian HGTV shiat like Holmes on Homes


Holmes filled with righteous indignation over unethical contractors is a thing of beauty.
 
2014-03-29 10:36:03 PM  
22 Minutes, Rick Mercer, and David Suzuki,  still plugging away at "The Nature of Things."

Americans can't make nature / science shows for people with IQs above 80 or so. Canada seems to cater to non-morons.
 
2014-03-29 10:36:21 PM  
I REALLY enjoyed Iceberg Hunters on TWC!

I DID!

I REALLY DID!

I'm an educated man!

www.dm-tv.tv
 
2014-03-29 10:36:29 PM  
x-files but you gotta go back a while for it at this point.
 
2014-03-29 10:36:57 PM  
Orphan Black, Continuum, Lost Girl, Vikings...
 
2014-03-29 10:37:24 PM  

Secret Agent X23: Bomb Girls .


Tarkus: Continuum


Nefarious: Orphan Black


Yes, yes, and very much yes
 
2014-03-29 10:37:32 PM  

DLinds: I really loved Corner Gas. Wish we could still get the reruns.


Fark meme is Corner Gas sucked because.....Everybody Loves Raymond sucked, too.

I like that Brent Butt looked like a Brent Butt.

I'm sure someone told him to change his name to Frankie LaFleur or Larry Messier but he said no, I'm Brett Butt dammit.
 
2014-03-29 10:38:23 PM  
My vote is for Corner Gas, may not have been flashy but it was a fine ensemble with good writing and a (sometimes) subtle humor.  Made me want vacation in Saskatchewan.  Hank was great.
 
2014-03-29 10:38:48 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I like Rookie Blue, mostly just because of Missy Peregrym.


This.

As far as I know, that's the only Canadian show I watch. I've been watching a lot of Australian shows on Hulu lately though.
 
2014-03-29 10:39:28 PM  

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


seconded.  also liked Flashpoint.  Still watching Republic of Doyle.  Makes me want to move to Newfoundland.  Really.
 
2014-03-29 10:39:40 PM  
Continuum, Lost Girl, Republic of Doyle, Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Bitten, Remedy, Spun Out, Package Deal. Those are the ones that are still on the air that I can think of.
 
2014-03-29 10:42:50 PM  
I have a confession to make: I can't tell the difference between Canadian and US shows.
 
2014-03-29 10:44:08 PM  

Lava Lamp Repairman: IamKaiserSoze!!!: [sp1.yimg.com image 350x313]

[i61.tinypic.com image 606x609]


LOL

That reminds me ... I've been playing South Park stick of truth and whenever you visit Canada in the game, most of the time you end up with "Dire Aids"...  Thanks Canada!
 
2014-03-29 10:44:17 PM  
Corner gas
 
2014-03-29 10:44:27 PM  
Slings and Arrowsis one of the best TV shows, Canadian or otherwise, there has ever been.   The Yard is good for a chuckle, too.
 
2014-03-29 10:44:47 PM  
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-03-29 10:45:11 PM  
There were a couple of cool shows on PBS that were canadian exports (and yes, William B. Davis was in both). MythQuest was aimed at the tween audience but was pretty cool and I loved Murdoch Mysteries
 
2014-03-29 10:45:12 PM  
I remember 'Kids in the Hall' during my college days between 2000 to 2004.
 
2014-03-29 10:45:26 PM  
Lots of good ones, but yes, TPB is probably the greatest television that's ever televisioned.
 
2014-03-29 10:45:54 PM  
Canadian animation REPRESENT
 
2014-03-29 10:46:06 PM  
Aren't nearly all the shows on HGTV and DIY Canadian?

I don't enjoy them but my mom is glued to them all day when I check in on her.
 
2014-03-29 10:47:36 PM  

MrEricSir: [i.imgur.com image 500x370]


UN ANANAS NE PARLE PAS CE N'EST PAS POSSIBLE !
 
2014-03-29 10:48:10 PM  
Let's try that again...

fc00.deviantart.net

Canadian animation REPRESENT.
 
2014-03-29 10:48:29 PM  
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
 
2014-03-29 10:49:54 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


If it takes place in America, and the streets are clean, it was filmed in Canadaland.

\American, embracing the stereotype.  Like I have a choice.
 
2014-03-29 10:50:10 PM  
Oh and I miss this...

img.fark.net

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.
 
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  
img.fark.net
 
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  
img.fark.net
 
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.
 
2014-03-29 11:18:49 PM  
Continuum
 
2014-03-29 11:19:25 PM  

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


Wow. You were late to the party. The show started in 1988 and was canceled in 1995.
 
2014-03-29 11:20:44 PM  

semiotix: 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.


I love the fact that it's quiet, and calm, and dark, and slow. It's in color, but it feels like black and white.  It's a welcome relief from CGI drenched procedurals and shoot-em-ups.
 
2014-03-29 11:21:11 PM  

some_beer_drinker: [www.vancouversun.com image 620x400]


This too.
 
2014-03-29 11:21:16 PM  
Kids In The Hall and SCTV were already mentioned (I loved Dave Foley's comment on "The Middle" that mentioned the kids out in the hall.)

No love for "How It's Made"?  That show did so much on hockey-related products!  And the blow mold episode focused on TPI, the Canadian manufacturer.
 
2014-03-29 11:22:19 PM  
I've been watching the recommendations come in and I watch some and I don't watch others but there was this one show that apparently only I thought was fantastic that was on about 10 years ago called This is Wonderland.  Dramedy about the criminal justice system in Toronto.
 
2014-03-29 11:22:58 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: 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.


Ya, I know.. I really don't count that as a movie based on the series tho... the original "pilot" with rick springfield was just so lame. Geraint is much better :D
 
2014-03-29 11:24:15 PM  
Kith
This hour has 22 minutes

Insecurity (which... Did anyone else see that? We stumbled on it and it was awesome)

Curling!

Growing up Red Green

/Michigander
//no cable growing up
 
2014-03-29 11:24:28 PM  
Did watch KITH regularly, saw one Air Farce sketch, and I've been watching Undercover Boss Canada when there are reruns for the American version.

Wished I was born earlier so I could watch SCTV.
 
2014-03-29 11:25:04 PM  
I'm watching Corner Gas, good show not flashy just enjoyable.
 
2014-03-29 11:26:25 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-29 11:26:53 PM  

supayoda: 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 image 850x1273]


Could be because when Syfylis channel started airing commercials for it here in the US, it seems kinda like a chick show. I've learned better since then, and prefer to find a way to watch the Canadian version nowadays. Plenty of reasons for a guy to watch it.

2.bp.blogspot.com

i.imgur.com

media.showcase.ca
 
2014-03-29 11:27:21 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com

BRING IT BACK!
/Wesley
 
2014-03-29 11:27:29 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Canadian humor is painful.


They always apologize in a passive aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism*. It lends itself to comedy quite well.

* Colin Macharie

I also used to watch Mercer at the gym with 22 Minutes, but now I'm in a city that doesn't get CBC on basic cable.

Also, if people didn't see Buddy Cole on Colbert... Twas awesome.

/trees bien
 
2014-03-29 11:27:52 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: There's Canadian tv shows?


Airwolf!
 
2014-03-29 11:28:04 PM  

spunkymunky: Red Green. Trailer Park Boys.


Forgot trailer park boys, dammit!
 
2014-03-29 11:29:20 PM  
Canada's Worst Driver

Man that one blond chick... I still don't think she's real.
 
2014-03-29 11:29:49 PM  

Spaced Lion: BRING IT BACK!
/Wesley


It wasn't Canadian... Was it? It aired on MTV in US but I know it aired in Canada a bit longer from the torrent rips.

/sees pool
//flips the biatch
 
2014-03-29 11:29:50 PM  
Let's see...

Shows no longer on the air:

Blood Ties
DaVinci's Inquest
Forever Knight
F/X: the Series
SCTV
The Kids in the Hall
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
Trailer Park Boys (yes yes, I know it's coming back)
You Can't Do That on Television

Shows that are currently airing:

Continuum
The Listener
Lost Girl
Murdoch Mysteries
Saving Hope


And 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.
 
2014-03-29 11:30:12 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


Seconded. Those are timeless. And available online and DVD!
 
2014-03-29 11:30:38 PM  
I loved Murdoch Mysteries on Netflix - it's basically a Victorian-era McGuyver as a Toronto Detective. It could have been in New York or Chicago just as easily, but it's easy going nature fit well into a Canadian setting, and I loved the drop-ins (real life characters like Nikolai Tesla and A.C. Doyle)
 
2014-03-29 11:31:56 PM  

lewismarktwo: Canada's Worst Driver

Man that one blond chick... I still don't think she's real.


Love that show. I miss Canada's worst handyman.

/Neon Rider
 
2014-03-29 11:33:25 PM  

Excelsior: [www.911dvd.net image 420x570]

/Discontinued, of course.
//Original UK version was better


Argh totally forgot the Primeval half-spin-off-half-continuance was a Canadian production.
 
2014-03-29 11:33:52 PM  
When I was a kid I loved the "Red Green Show" and "This Hour Has 22 minutes". Recently watched "Little Mosque on the Prairie" and enjoyed it.
 
2014-03-29 11:35:23 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Actually, I'd watch 10 hours of Trailer Park Boys just for 10 minutes of J Rock


Nome sain

http://youtu.be/N68t7NvuTgQ
 
2014-03-29 11:35:39 PM  
Corner Gas
Trailer Park Boys
Rick Mercer
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Red Green
the new Fargo I am sure will be good
Mike Holmes
 
2014-03-29 11:36:23 PM  

LtDarkstar: Geraint is much better


Oh, I agree 100% :-D
 
2014-03-29 11:40:25 PM  
11:27 of Lahey's best shiatisms...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R8At-Qno_o
 
2014-03-29 11:41:03 PM  
No love for the King?

www.cbc.ca
 
2014-03-29 11:41:24 PM  
Highway Thru Hell. Ice Road Truckers. And I don't even drive a big rig.
 
2014-03-29 11:41:24 PM  
Endgame was a pretty sweet Monk-esque mystery show.
 
2014-03-29 11:42:03 PM  
Do Canadian YouTubers count? If so I like Etho and VintageBeef (both Minecraft players)
 
2014-03-29 11:42:13 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: It wasn't Canadian... Was it? It aired on MTV in US but I know it aired in Canada a bit longer from the torrent rips.

/sees pool
//flips the biatch


Upon further inspection, the production was shared between Canada and the US. But it did a full run on Teletoon before premiering on MTV, and MTV never aired the last 5 episodes.

/STAMOS!
 
2014-03-29 11:43:58 PM  
There were quite a few good ones over the years...
Friendly Giant - Probably the most mellow show to ever air on television. Just a guy hanging out with a giraffe and a rooster in a bag
Twitch City
North of 60
Corner Gas
Kids in the Hall
Forever Knight - only started watching it because I didn't have cable back then
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
The Fifth Estate
and who could forget Wok With Yan
 
2014-03-29 11:44:48 PM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: [sp1.yimg.com image 350x313]


I bet "Trailer Park Boys" is one foreign comedy PBS stations will never air....

/ probably considered too crude for the PBS audience
// too much like us, culturally...
 
2014-03-29 11:45:44 PM  
I don't believe English Canadian TV exists anymore; we all watch American shows.
Quebec, where the govt pumps money into the French culture machine, has lots of TV shows. Quebecois watch more American (mostly dubbed) English TV than French from France TV but mostly their own stuff.
I think because as English Canadians we can so easily obtain culture from the giant culture machine next door, that we're stereotypically kind of bland and blase and that we're probaby a bit lazy, that we don't do much of our own stuff. Or just bad copies of better American stuff (Littles Hobo notwithstanding).
The French have little choice; if they don't do it for themselves no one else will.
 
2014-03-29 11:46:15 PM  
Most of the obvious faves are here but the guy (Chris Haddock) who did Da Vinci's Inquest also did this show (2006).  I was seriously bummed a couple years ago when I got to the end of the 2nd season (on Netflix) only to find it had been cancelled.  The official statement was lack of viewers but there were rumors that the Canadian govt didnt like the way it was portrayed and put some pressure on the studios to pull it.  I thought it was much better than DVI.

/KITH
//SCTV
///need to start on TPB though
 
2014-03-29 11:47:05 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-29 11:47:20 PM  
Not that I really get to watch TV after we had kids, but The Red Green Show.

I assume that's been covered already...
 
2014-03-29 11:48:18 PM  

yukichigai: Let's see...

Shows no longer on the air:

Blood Ties
DaVinci's Inquest
Forever Knight
F/X: the Series
SCTV
The Kids in the Hall
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
Trailer Park Boys (yes yes, I know it's coming back)
You Can't Do That on Television

Shows that are currently airing:

Continuum
The Listener
Lost Girl
Murdoch Mysteries
Saving Hope


And 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

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-29 11:50:43 PM  

redoctober65: The Red Green Show


"If the women don't find you handsome, and least they should find you handy."

It's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen.
 
2014-03-29 11:51:20 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Kith
This hour has 22 minutes

Insecurity (which... Did anyone else see that? We stumbled on it and it was awesome)

Curling!

Growing up Red Green

/Michigander
//no cable growing up


I _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!
/Wesley


th↑s

img.fark.net
I miss it.
 
2014-03-29 11:57:31 PM  

Rixel: 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!)


I don't know.  If a US network was subject to the same rules (and somehow was having trouble with that 20%) they wouldn't bother renewing a troubled show, they'd just dump it and put some new show on the air instead.  I imagine that even though Canada doesn't have nearly as many TV pilots floating around, there are enough that a Canadian network could take that approach if they wanted.  And yet, for the most part they don't; that's not just by necessity, there's a fundamental difference in attitude there, one I desperately wish we'd adopt stateside.
 
2014-03-29 11:59:02 PM  
There is a new show I saw recently called Mother Up with Eva Longoria playing a former music agent/hipster/party girl who had kids and now since she separated went to live in the suburbs. The Mom is such a bad parent she makes Homer look like Super Nanny.
 
2014-03-30 12:00:14 AM  
Kids in the hall is the only the I know off hand that I watched a lot.
 
2014-03-30 12:00:26 AM  
Just For Laughs
 
2014-03-30 12:02:58 AM  

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.
 
2014-03-30 12:03:43 AM  
What? Nobody else liked

images.huffingtonpost.com

?
 
2014-03-30 12:04:23 AM  

Spaced Lion: [31.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]

BRING IT BACK!
/Wesley


Fun Fact - creators of Clone High wrote The LEGO Movie.  Voice of Lincoln was the same actor, and they sat him near Cleopatra in the scene they're both in.
 
2014-03-30 12:08:25 AM  
I miss when our PBS station ran The New Red Green Show.

/ Keeping my stick on the ice.
 
2014-03-30 12:09:04 AM  
I think for current shows, Murdoch Mysteries is the only one I watch. For past shows...does Stargate SG-1 count?

I watched Slings & Arrows recently and even though I thought it was pretty weird at first, it really is a freaking excellent show.
 
2014-03-30 12:10:05 AM  
I like that show with the vertical colour bars and the monotone humming sound.
 
2014-03-30 12:10:40 AM  

rcf1105: Though it's cancelled now, "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" is one of my favorite tv shows ever.


So much this. It deserves more viewers.

/2 seasons and a movie
 
2014-03-30 12:12:42 AM  
Did I miss it or has no one mentioned Dragon's Den yet?  I watch that every week.
 
2014-03-30 12:13:09 AM  
I totally forgot about Canada's Worst Drivers. Holy fark, there was some scary stuff on there. The one that sticks out in my head was a guy driving thru some cones and he hit one. So, he got out of his car to remove the cone from the wheel well, leaving the car in drive.
 
2014-03-30 12:13:15 AM  

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 remember watching an early episode of Supernatural and seeing a bookshelf inset into the wall and thinking it was a great idea. then I noticed it again. and again. and again.
 
2014-03-30 12:13:42 AM  
FOR CANADA!  AND NAMING CITIES WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK!!!

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 12:15:35 AM  
Lexx
 
2014-03-30 12:15:35 AM  
You mean shows that are shot in Canada, but pretend to be somewhere else?
 
2014-03-30 12:19:24 AM  
Due South
Made in Canada (in US as The Industry)
Slings & Arrows
Insecurity
Endgame(nice to know Canadian TV execs are as stupid as US ones and cancel great shows)
Billable Hours
 
2014-03-30 12:27:22 AM  
Has anyone mentioned Todd and The Book of Pure Evil? That show cracks me up. Too bad it only lasted two seasons.  Not to mention the hotness of Melanie Leishman.

Other that that, Red Green is pretty good.
 
2014-03-30 12:28:47 AM  
Going back, Night Heat was good. Though they had to make it look like New York to get anyone in the US to watch it.

Corner Gas can appeal to anyone in NA who came from a small town. And it had probably the most clever writing for a Canadian show, IMHO.
 
2014-03-30 12:29:33 AM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-30 12:31:34 AM  

I watch Almost Human which I hope they retitle Almost Naked for

armedrobbery.files.wordpress.com

obvious reasons.

Watching them try to disguise Vancouver as some unnamed generic city is mildly amusing as well. Whenever you hear left wing biatching about jobs being exported out if the country it never seems to be about the solid democrats in Hollywood shooting everything they can in Vancouver or Toronto.
 
2014-03-30 12:35:17 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 12:37:24 AM  
The Newsroom. (I mean the Ken Finkleman The Newsroom.)

If you haven't seen it, see it. I think is the best television Canada ever produced.
 
2014-03-30 12:44:45 AM  
Also see The Fifth Estate and The Passionate Eye for some first-rate journalism. (The Passionate Eye isn't necessarily Canadian, though...I've seen old NOVA episodes on it, but they still have some really great documentaries.)
 
2014-03-30 12:44:49 AM  

Jorn the Younger: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Kith
This hour has 22 minutes

Insecurity (which... Did anyone else see that? We stumbled on it and it was awesome)

Curling!

Growing up Red Green

/Michigander
//no cable growing up

I _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!
/Wesley

th↑s


I miss it.


Dude, Insecurity could have been amazing. I'm glad someone else saw it. The Mexican Freedom fighters accidentally holding the Minister of Fisheries hostage, the Dutch being Canada's primary antagonists and Little Holland full of stoners on bikes... So many good ideas if they could've kept going.

And the French-Canadian spy's wife was freaking awesome.
 
2014-03-30 12:47:19 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-30 12:47:21 AM  

Rixel: yukichigai: Let's see...

Shows no longer on the air:

Blood Ties
DaVinci's Inquest
Forever Knight
F/X: the Series
SCTV
The Kids in the Hall
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil
Trailer Park Boys (yes yes, I know it's coming back)
You Can't Do That on Television

Shows that are currently airing:

Continuum
The Listener
Lost Girl
Murdoch Mysteries
Saving Hope


And 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


Canadian Content laws are why I know who the Tragically Hip are. And Sloan. Ah, half Canadian half US radio...

Also great Insecurity episode inspiration.
 
2014-03-30 12:47:41 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-30 12:49:49 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-30 12:51:06 AM  
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.
 
2014-03-30 12:52:50 AM  
content6.flixster.com
 
2014-03-30 12:54:40 AM  
content8.flixster.com
 
2014-03-30 12:55:05 AM  
Canadia has TV shows? Who knew?
 
2014-03-30 12:55:26 AM  

macadamnut: What? Nobody else liked

[images.huffingtonpost.com image 640x480]

?


No. No one.


Loved the movie, though.
 
2014-03-30 12:55:38 AM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Due South
Made in Canada (in US as The Industry)
Slings & Arrows
Insecurity
Endgame(nice to know Canadian TV execs are as stupid as US ones and cancel great shows)
Billable Hours


YAY INSECURITY LOVE

/dammit Canada use your tax dollars and bring it back
//I can totally see it getting a cult following on US Netflix
 
2014-03-30 12:57:05 AM  
For the record I'm currently screening Clone High for the roommate's GF.

/ALL THE DASHBOARD
 
2014-03-30 12:58:38 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/Canadian
//Just taking a trip down memory lane
///Don't mind me
 
2014-03-30 01:00:30 AM  
Canadian TV

www.cbc.ca
 
2014-03-30 01:02:27 AM  
I really like Continuum.
I'm starting to grow fond of Seed.
 
2014-03-30 01:05:26 AM  
i.ebayimg.com
 
2014-03-30 01:11:25 AM  
Noone's mentioned it, but I quite liked The Booth At The End. I think it's on Hulu, even.
 
2014-03-30 01:18:07 AM  
Does watching Snow count as Canadia tv?
 
2014-03-30 01:20:13 AM  
Kids In The Hall, Second City, You Can't Do That On Television.... and that's all I can remember. I don't watch much TV anymore.

I would say "How It's Made", but I don't really enjoy it as the writers need to be bashed in the face with a Garden Weasel.
 
2014-03-30 01:22:03 AM  
Vikings
 
2014-03-30 01:26:05 AM  
media.giphy.com
 
2014-03-30 01:35:49 AM  
Regenesis.
 
2014-03-30 01:47:59 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjO1qK2GAY8

Can't believe this was left out.  This is the show that I always thought SCTV was trying to parody.
Well that, or Front Page Challenge.

Hart Pomerantz was Lorne Michaels writing partner, and a lawyer, in the David Steinberg days.  These guys did shows
before Second City.

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

Loved this - seen every episode at least five times.
Love the Boys in the Trailer Park too - can't wait for their movies.
Got them to sign my DVD's when they were in Toronto.

www.ctv.ca

This was a VERY FUNNY show - too bad not many people saw it.
That's Canadian TV, though.
You'll have to discover it in reruns.
 
2014-03-30 02:01:06 AM  

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.


If you decide to give 19-2 a try, give it more than one episode.  The English pilot was ... ok, but totally forgettable and easily telegraphed.  Definitely gets better from the 2nd episode in.

Have to catch up on season 2 of Continuum.

Aso enjoyed Flashpoint, Canada's Worst Driver, Jetstream, Cold Squad, (like Cold Case but was there first).  Wish Defying Gravity had gotten at least a full season.

I didn't like it, but I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Lexx.  Also, if you like Deadliest Catch then you should try to catch Cold Water Cowboys.  Newfoundlanders working the fishery on the East Coast (be prepared for lots and lots of subtitles)
 
2014-03-30 02:08:11 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Had a bit of a thing for Moose when in middle school.

[bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com image 320x254]


So did I.

elvisaintdead: optikeye: [iamtalkytina.com image 500x416]

there's still nothing better.


Monster Chiller Horror Theater, Dr. Tongue's 3D House of [fill in the blank], The Great White North, The Schmenge Brothers, Farm Film Report ... good stuff.
 
2014-03-30 02:08:13 AM  
Codco. I really think I might be alone on this one.
 
2014-03-30 02:13:50 AM  
Dropping in late to the party to show respect for:
Four on the Floor
Reboot
 
2014-03-30 02:39:56 AM  

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 Prarie

This, too.

redoctober65: The Red Green Show

Yep.

libranoelrose: kids in the hall

Of course.

This Hour has 22 Minutes, The Rick Mercer Report, The National, Hockey Night in Canada and Curling on TSN round out my viewing.


A million times yes to Bomb Girls!! Was getting good ratings, but was expensive to make so it was intentionally killed via a midseason schedule change. Real shame.

Lost Girl and Orphan Black, thankfully alive and kicking.

Red Green is hilarious!

Kids in the Hall was hit or miss for me. Never tried drunk watching though. Maybe that'd help.

Was the perfect agr for You Can't Do that on Television and loved it. I still annually rewatch the Anne of Green Gable mini-series starring Megan Follows.
 
2014-03-30 02:45:07 AM  

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.
 
2014-03-30 02:52:25 AM  

AlternateRefrain: I used to watch Today's Special when I was a kid. That show was awesome!


Oh man, I completely forgot about that show, but that picture brought everything back.
 
2014-03-30 03:06:13 AM  

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.


Yeah, it's ridiculous and cheesy but really fun to watch. Also, mmmmm werewolf dude.
 
2014-03-30 03:06:35 AM  
Corner Gas
Robson Arms
Littlest Hobo
 
2014-03-30 03:16:14 AM  
Republic of Doyle


No longer on the air:

Stargate: SG1
Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate: Universe
Sanctuary
SCTV
La Femme Nikita


I watched  with my daughter:

Degrassi Junior High
Babar
 
2014-03-30 03:20:17 AM  

Molavian: ilikeracecars: Does Supernatural count?

No, neither does Psych, Stargate, etc., etc.


Stargate SG1 and it's sisters were co-produced by Canada & the USA.
 
2014-03-30 03:22:15 AM  
Click bait.  As Canadians love that show!

I don't get it either.
 
2014-03-30 03:23:26 AM  
A 2-hour Bomb Girls "movie" aired this past week.  It apparently closes out the story in a satisfying way (I don't watch the show, but the spouse does).  Fans may wish to check it out.
 
2014-03-30 03:25:03 AM  
How It's Made
 
2014-03-30 03:25:50 AM  
The worst is Flashpoint!
 
2014-03-30 03:40:46 AM  
Well, my browser crashed and ate everything I typed on this crappy keyboard, but I won't let that stop me from shilling ReBoot like no tomorrow. Laugh at the CGI all you want kids. I dare you to find more than a handful of Western animated shows that are its equal in writing and casting. And your villain never showed up at a birthday party, turned his amp up to 11, and ripped the hero to shreds in a guitar duel.

As a side note, I started watching War Planets recently, another show by the same production company. Insanely detailed for a kids' show apparently based on a line of toys.

/fire at will!
//who's will??
/oppa Mainframe style!
 
2014-03-30 03:42:37 AM  
Battlestar Galactca produced in Canada with tons of Canadian actors and actresses and writers. I count it.
 
2014-03-30 04:03:28 AM  
Stargate SG-1 was Canadian-American, does that count?
 
2014-03-30 04:06:37 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Well, my browser crashed and ate everything I typed on this crappy keyboard, but I won't let that stop me from shilling ReBoot like no tomorrow. Laugh at the CGI all you want kids. I dare you to find more than a handful of Western animated shows that are its equal in writing and casting. And your villain never showed up at a birthday party, turned his amp up to 11, and ripped the hero to shreds in a guitar duel.

As a side note, I started watching War Planets recently, another show by the same production company. Insanely detailed for a kids' show apparently based on a line of toys.

/fire at will!
//who's will??
/oppa Mainframe style!


ReBoot is getting rebooted.
 
2014-03-30 04:50:25 AM  

carnifex2005: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Well, my browser crashed and ate everything I typed on this crappy keyboard, but I won't let that stop me from shilling ReBoot like no tomorrow. Laugh at the CGI all you want kids. I dare you to find more than a handful of Western animated shows that are its equal in writing and casting. And your villain never showed up at a birthday party, turned his amp up to 11, and ripped the hero to shreds in a guitar duel.

As a side note, I started watching War Planets recently, another show by the same production company. Insanely detailed for a kids' show apparently based on a line of toys.

/fire at will!
//who's will??
/oppa Mainframe style!

ReBoot is getting rebooted.


I found out when I got a new phone and went a-Googling for a nice Guardian icon for my lock screen. (The phone's "name" is Glitch. Unrepentant dork here.) I was literally careening off the walls at the news. Remaining cautiously optimistic.

/pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck
:(
 
2014-03-30 05:04:59 AM  

bratface: Republic of Doyle


No longer on the air:

Stargate: SG1
Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate: Universe
Sanctuary
SCTV
La Femme Nikita


I watched  with my daughter:

Degrassi Junior High
Babar


See ? you can still read it without the bold.

// love how you chose to justify the last two - how cute
 
2014-03-30 05:23:11 AM  
Has anyone mentioned 'History Bites'? 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaicpUQ9lSA
 
2014-03-30 05:24:41 AM  

Tony_Pepperoni: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Wow... The Uncle Bobby Show. that takes me Waaaayyyy back.

How about "Tales of the Wizard of Oz" with the original bender.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvd50-0JxE8

Already saw "Seeing Things" and "Beach Combers" was Covered.

Currently my fave is "The Listener"
But this Could be the final season. The actor playing Toby has said no more after this year... but they could spin it off to a new Listener, he has met at least 1 maybe 2 with his abilities. Maybe Magnus will learn how to be a Listener... that could be fun.
 
2014-03-30 05:25:34 AM  

AlanSmithee: Has anyone mentioned 'History Bites'? 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaicpUQ9lSA


Rick Green's other show "Prisoners of Gravity" was also great.
 
2014-03-30 05:32:02 AM  

enry: redoctober65: The Red Green Show

This


Keep yer stick on the ice.

/ and KITH
 
2014-03-30 06:05:43 AM  
Seeing Things
 
2014-03-30 06:44:18 AM  

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

seconded.  also liked Flashpoint.  Still watching Republic of Doyle.  Makes me want to move to Newfoundland.  Really.


Check out the weather reports there for about 6 months. Should cure you of that. Mind you, apparently especially if you can fit in with the University crowd, St. John's is one of the easiest places to get laid North America.
 
2014-03-30 07:16:48 AM  

Craw Fu: Did I miss it or has no one mentioned Dragon's Den yet?  I watch that every week.


Dragon's Den is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) show in Canada.  It's like shark tank with a little insanity thrown in.
 
2014-03-30 07:26:00 AM  
CFCF TV 12 in Montreal...Magic Tom....Johnny Jellybean...The Friendly Giant.....Pulse
 
2014-03-30 07:38:24 AM  

yellowjester: [media.giphy.com image 400x300]


I see that yellowjester is also a fan of that little-known Canadian show, Candle Cove.


/It was a spooky kids' show, like Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
//I also liked The Bridge, but it only lasted one season.
 
2014-03-30 07:43:43 AM  

EngineerAU: Currently:
Arctic Air

In the past:
SCTV
<b>jPod</b>
Being Erica
Da Vinci's Inquest</i>


No one watched jPod.

 
2014-03-30 07:48:09 AM  
Sunday night sue sex show and little mosque on the praire
 
2014-03-30 07:52:13 AM  
SCTV and Red Green.
 
2014-03-30 08:07:02 AM  
Trailer Park Boys
Curling
Hockey Night in Canada
Pit Pony
 
2014-03-30 08:12:11 AM  
Do these count?
www.saturdayeveningpost.com
31.media.tumblr.com
/rowsdower
 
2014-03-30 08:50:48 AM  
I recommend checking out 'Flashpoint', that was a good show...It was filmed in Toronto....
 
2014-03-30 09:08:03 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 09:23:40 AM  

Porous Horace: I don't believe English Canadian TV exists anymore; we all watch American shows.
Quebec, where the govt pumps money into the French culture machine, has lots of TV shows. Quebecois watch more American (mostly dubbed) English TV than French from France TV but mostly their own stuff.
I think because as English Canadians we can so easily obtain culture from the giant culture machine next door, that we're stereotypically kind of bland and blase and that we're probaby a bit lazy, that we don't do much of our own stuff. Or just bad copies of better American stuff (Littles Hobo notwithstanding).
The French have little choice; if they don't do it for themselves no one else will.


The govt money  must explain why Quebec has such high production values on some of its shows.
 There some excellent  TV here. I got Fortier on DVD for Christmas a couple of years ago. I don't remember  anything quite like it on American or Canadian TV in its day.
As far as reality shows go, Un Souper Presque Parfait  isn't too bad.  A whole new group of diverse contestants to detest every week.
 For local TV, Montreal's is pretty top notch (if you don't mind seeing the same two dozen stars over and over and over).

The neighbors had a beautiful German Shepherd name Estobo,
named for the show Little estHobo. I thought that was adorable.
 
2014-03-30 09:30:14 AM  

libranoelrose: kids in the hall


Was and still is my all-time favorite.
 
2014-03-30 09:31:42 AM  

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

seconded.  also liked Flashpoint.  Still watching Republic of Doyle.  Makes me want to move to Newfoundland.  Really.

Check out the weather reports there for about 6 months. Should cure you of that. Mind you, apparently especially if you can fit in with the University crowd, St. John's is one of the easiest places to get laid North America.


Thanks for this, but I like the cold.  Too old to fit in with the University crowd, but have a hubby, so getting laid isn't a problem :)

Also forgot Due South was one of theirs.  Loved it.  Also something called Stone Undercover [I think].  Can't find it anywhere :(
 
2014-03-30 09:34:41 AM  
Good thread, but no fark love for Survivorman? Les starved himself in the wilderness for our entertainment, dammit!
 
2014-03-30 09:35:12 AM  

optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada


Filmed in Canada and Canadian shows. 2 different things.
 
2014-03-30 09:40:07 AM  
Haven't watched TV since Second City Television was on.  I'm old.
 
2014-03-30 11:04:02 AM  

optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada


Blood Ties was good. The first seasons of Tru Calling, Continuum, Kyle XY were excellent too. I cant believe Supernatural, Pretender, Battlestar, the Stargates and Inspector Gadget (lol, yea that's sci-fi) were Canadian. X-Files? Zzzzzzzzz.
 
2014-03-30 11:23:43 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: supayoda: 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 image 850x1273]

Could be because when Syfylis channel started airing commercials for it here in the US, it seems kinda like a chick show. I've learned better since then, and prefer to find a way to watch the Canadian version nowadays. Plenty of reasons for a guy to watch it.


You have a point about Syfy's advertising. Seems quite a few people have since figured out that it's pretty much softcore lesbian porn with a supernatural theme.
 
2014-03-30 12:00:53 PM  
  img.allvoices.com
 
2014-03-30 12:43:10 PM  
Kids in the Hall, Trailer Park Boys, and has anyone mentioned Todd and the Book of Pure Evil yet? If not, I'm mentioning it here.
 
2014-03-30 02:38:24 PM  

rcf1105: Though it's cancelled now, "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" is one of my favorite tv shows ever.


It's good to know that I'm not alone.
 
2014-03-30 03:58:46 PM  
The only Canadian show I've ever truly loved: You Can't Do That On Television. https://youtu.be/ZX0QHGEtPq4
 
2014-03-30 04:46:13 PM  

Spaced Lion: [31.media.tumblr.com image 320x240]

BRING IT BACK!
/Wesley


It's not Canadian, but if you like Clone High and explodey sci-fi stuff and can stand to read the subtitles,
You might like Nobunagun

/just pretend the gibberish language is French
 
2014-03-30 06:00:48 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Wait, I thought Canada melted already due to the global warming pseudoscience truthers.


Go away.
 
2014-03-30 06:02:17 PM  
Murdoch Mystries
 
2014-03-30 06:04:22 PM  

optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada


Just being filmed in Canada doesn't make them Canadian.

If it does then The Matrix is an Australian movie since it was filmed in Sydney. And the BMW X5 is an American car since it is built in the US, while the some Jeeps are Austrian since some of them are / were built in Austria.
 
2014-03-30 06:24:46 PM  
Currently (with in the last 2 years):
   - Lost Girl
   - Satisfaction
   - Primeval: New World
   - Motive
   - Continuum
   - Oprhan Black (though, I thought this was a BBC America show, not CTV or Showcase)
 
2014-03-30 06:34:00 PM  
The National is my nominee for best nightly news in North America.
 
2014-03-30 07:46:29 PM  
I like the Mercer Report.

But when he does a political commentary, it is totally incomprehensible to me.  It's almost like he is talking about another country.

None of it is about one party trying to destroy the country to make someone from the other party look bad, and none of it is about politicians who pander to paranoid ignoramuses. It's all policy detail.  Nothing at all like what we have here in the good old USA.
 
2014-03-30 09:50:34 PM  
The original 1967 Spiderman Cartoon was made in Canada!?! Ok, I learned something today.
 
2014-03-31 01:39:36 AM  

kg2095: optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada


 with the music version of can-con you only need to satisfy 2 of the following 4

m | a
p | l

(MAPL - Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics)

if 2 of those are Canadian, it qualifies as Canadian content

I'm sure there's something similar about tv here, but I'm too tired to look and I gotta work in the morning.
 
2014-03-31 01:41:05 AM  

strutin: kg2095: optikeye: You'd be surprised how many shows are filmed in Canada.

The X-Files is one of them but there are many, many others---here's just the SciFi shows.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science_fiction_TV_and_radio_s how s_produced_in_Canada

 with the music version of can-con you only need to satisfy 2 of the following 4

m | a
p | l

(MAPL - Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics)

if 2 of those are Canadian, it qualifies as Canadian content

I'm sure there's something similar about tv here, but I'm too tired to look and I gotta work in the morning.


oh ffs..
Throwing away unfetchable URL http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon/t_cdn.htm: 500 Status read failed: Connection reset by peer

try again

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/cancon/t_cdn.htm

/copy/pasta
 
2014-03-31 01:49:37 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Had a bit of a thing for Moose when in middle school.

[bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com image 320x254]


img.fark.net

As did I....
 
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