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2021-06-03 9:21:19 PM  
CA does not fark around with broadcast content. a specified amount of their TV, radio et cetera is reserved for Canadian only.

some of the best TV i've ever seen is from CA:

Corner Gas
DaVinci's Inquest
Trailer Park Boys

and a horror flick starring Meatloaf as a Trucker with a heart of gold
 
2021-06-03 9:33:41 PM  
I'm sure Geddy could use another 10 bucks

Bob & Doug McKenzie with Geddy Lee - Take Off
Youtube 8Jm4LoOaAWI
 
2021-06-03 9:34:47 PM  
Oh great.  I can watch it on my new phone.
Phone Measuring Contest - Corner Gas
Youtube kFMyHufSrdc


When we get the new tower.
 
2021-06-03 9:36:50 PM  
Having lived through the horrors of Canadian Content media in the 80's, I most assuredly do not support this plan.

Do you know all the words to every even remotely popular song by Jeff Healy by heart? I do.

And don't get me started on the horrors of Frozen Ghost.
 
2021-06-03 10:16:26 PM  
New Beachcombers, please.
 
2021-06-03 10:26:21 PM  
Just might need a VPN in the future.

:/

/ never felt the need before, but with this crap....
 
2021-06-03 10:28:43 PM  
Sounds like time to play The Beer Hunter with bottled beer, eh?
 
2021-06-03 10:49:53 PM  
"Fleshy-headed mutant!  Are you friendly?"

"No way, eh!"

<<gets shot with pingpong ball>>

"OW!  Take Off!!!"
 
2021-06-03 10:52:04 PM  
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Strange Brew variant)
Youtube cGSeLaGeo9A
 
2021-06-03 11:29:57 PM  
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2021-06-03 11:41:22 PM  
You like Stargate SG:1?  Not American.  American lead actors, with the Earth action set in the US... but written mainly by a Canadian, made in Canada.  Most of the X-Files... Canadian.   So much SF&F you probably think is 'American' is made in BC.  Toronto stands in for a lot of American cities in movies.  And Montreal has quite the animation presence.  Canadians know if they set something in the US and make it a bit 'American' that they have 10x the potential market without having to leave the continent.   You don't realize it's Canadian content, but if it's written and produced in Canada, with a lot of Canadian actors... it's Canadian content.

That's not even counting the Canadians who move to Hollywood and work on the inside of the beast.
 
2021-06-04 12:22:27 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Most of the X-Files... Canadian.


It was filmed in Canada, but not Canadian.  Is Star Wars British because much of it was filmed in the UK?

//Strange Brew is an awful film
 
2021-06-04 2:53:57 AM  

Unsung_Hero: You like Stargate SG:1?  Not American.  American lead actors, with the Earth action set in the US... but written mainly by a Canadian, made in Canada.  Most of the X-Files... Canadian.   So much SF&F you probably think is 'American' is made in BC.  Toronto stands in for a lot of American cities in movies.  And Montreal has quite the animation presence.  Canadians know if they set something in the US and make it a bit 'American' that they have 10x the potential market without having to leave the continent.   You don't realize it's Canadian content, but if it's written and produced in Canada, with a lot of Canadian actors... it's Canadian content.

That's not even counting the Canadians who move to Hollywood and work on the inside of the beast.


US productions are shot in Canada because you're cheap.

Canada is like the US and Europe Outlet Mall. A little defective, but close enough.
 
2021-06-04 3:23:02 AM  
The Kids in the Hall made wonderful Canadian content.

Kids in the Hall: Buddy Cole 05- I'm Canadian
Youtube LqQCyAQBgXY
 
2021-06-04 7:38:15 AM  

FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: "Fleshy-headed mutant!  Are you friendly?"

"No way, eh!"

<<gets shot with pingpong ball>>

"OW!  Take Off!!!"



Alpha Base! This is Bob McKenzie. I've spotted a fleshy-headed mutant in Sector 16b!
 
2021-06-04 7:58:31 AM  

mjbok: Unsung_Hero: Most of the X-Files... Canadian.

It was filmed in Canada, but not Canadian.  Is Star Wars British because much of it was filmed in the UK?

//Strange Brew is an awful film


It's a goof ball comedy based on characters from a comedy show.  How often has that been not awful?

I can think of maybe two examples, the first Blues Brothers film, and *MAYBE* the first Wayne's World film.

Having said that, it's stupid brainless fun.
 
2021-06-04 8:31:48 AM  
Friendly Giant: Music of the World (1982)
Youtube NvMVQ_DgEJY

Will they bring the classics like Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant?
 
2021-06-04 8:31:58 AM  

stoli n coke: Unsung_Hero: You like Stargate SG:1?  Not American.  American lead actors, with the Earth action set in the US... but written mainly by a Canadian, made in Canada.  Most of the X-Files... Canadian.   So much SF&F you probably think is 'American' is made in BC.  Toronto stands in for a lot of American cities in movies.  And Montreal has quite the animation presence.  Canadians know if they set something in the US and make it a bit 'American' that they have 10x the potential market without having to leave the continent.   You don't realize it's Canadian content, but if it's written and produced in Canada, with a lot of Canadian actors... it's Canadian content.

That's not even counting the Canadians who move to Hollywood and work on the inside of the beast.

US productions are shot in Canada because you're cheap.

Canada is like the US and Europe Outlet Mall. A little defective, but close enough.


And also, the Canadian government pays a whole bunch of welfare to Hollywood to film there
 
2021-06-04 8:49:26 AM  

WhippingBoi: Having lived through the horrors of Canadian Content media in the 80's, I most assuredly do not support this plan.

Do you know all the words to every even remotely popular song by Jeff Healy by heart? I do.

And don't get me started on the horrors of Frozen Ghost.


Step off, hoser!
 
2021-06-04 9:07:38 AM  

Gordon Bennett: The Kids in the Hall made are making wonderful Canadian content.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/LqQCyAQB​gXY]


FTFY.
https://twitter.com/KITHOnline/status​/​1397613508045516810
 
2021-06-04 9:11:41 AM  
CanCon discussion with no Letterkenny? Give yer balls a tug ya titfarker.

NSFW

Letterkenny | Fuck you Shoresy | Season 6
Youtube vdjIxreFu6Q
 
2021-06-04 9:17:59 AM  
Needs more Rowsdower.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Canada song
Youtube 4RHVoFpncgA
 
2021-06-04 10:48:25 AM  
It'll mean the return of Degrassi, and every single kid in that school having something awful going on in their lives
 
2021-06-04 3:02:03 PM  

Billy Liar: It'll mean the return of Degrassi, and every single kid in that school having something awful going on in their lives


Was it finally over.  I know Netflix picked it up after regular TV dumped it.  I liked it until right before it went to Netflix, but it did tackle things that no US shows would.
 
2021-06-04 3:59:01 PM  

mjbok: Billy Liar: It'll mean the return of Degrassi, and every single kid in that school having something awful going on in their lives

Was it finally over.  I know Netflix picked it up after regular TV dumped it.  I liked it until right before it went to Netflix, but it did tackle things that no US shows would.


Yeah.  I only watched Degrassi Junior High, three seasons.  But it was far and away better than any US series where things were discovered, fixed, and forgotten in 25 minute increments.  DJH made things more realistic, if a little heavy at times. Kids were good actors and not looking to be "stars".  Didn't watch any of it after that.
 
2021-06-04 4:40:49 PM  

Billy Liar: Yeah. I only watched Degrassi Junior High, three seasons. But it was far and away better than any US series where things were discovered, fixed, and forgotten in 25 minute increments. DJH made things more realistic, if a little heavy at times. Kids were good actors and not looking to be "stars". Didn't watch any of it after that.


I discovered it on accident and watched the first 20 or so seasons.  It was actually 14 before it went to Netflix when I dumped out of it.  It was a heavier version of 90210.
 
2021-06-04 8:38:00 PM  
Complain all you want about the merits of having more Canadian content, the more interesting part of this legislation IMHO is that it is an attempt at regulating business algorithms just as a wave of scholars and industry insiders are sounding the alarm at how algorithms that few people know about and fewer people understand are increasingly shaping our lives.

How algorithms shape our world - Kevin Slavin
Youtube ENWVRcMGDoU
 
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