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Recommended Canadian TV shows?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by WinBear, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. WinBear

    WinBear Konner Kringle

    Aug 24, 2000
    Awhile back, SeanC recommended a Canadian series called "Trailer Park Boys." His recommendation intrigued me, so I blindly downloaded the first season and it sat on my hard drive for months until I was cleaning up space and moving stuff to a new hard drive. I had gotten a DVD player that plays DIVX and XVID files, so I was able to watch them on my big TV. It was so awful and funny at the same time, we had to keep watching.

    Since these British TV show threads have been popping up lately, I thought I'd throw one out ther for Canadian shows. I'm sure Americans are likely to recognize a good chunk of Canadian actors from appearances in various US science fiction programs taped in Vancouver, BC, and the accents aren't nearly as distracting as some British shows.

    Any other recommendations?
  2. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

    May 31, 2002
    Da Vinci's Inquest

    It ran from about 1999 until 2005 at 13 eps per yr. It was replaced (continued) as Da Vinci's City Hall
  3. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    ReGenesis; the second season begins Sunday, March 19.
  4. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

    Jun 20, 2000
    "Puppets Who Kill":eek:

    and although it's tame in comparison to TPB and Puppets, "Corner Gas" still makes me laugh!:)
  5. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

    May 31, 2002

    That looks pretty good, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
  6. Dignan

    Dignan _

    Jan 27, 2002
    Twitch City was great, Bravo showed it a few years ago. I keep a wishlist for it but nothing has shown up for a while. It was about a guy who never leaves his apartment and always watches TV, especially a certain Talk Show. It sounds dull but it was very surreal and funny. Lots of familiar Canadian actors.
  7. Mike10

    Mike10 New Member

    Mar 1, 2006

    That show it actually airs in syndication in the U.S
    and the spinoff Da Vinci's City Hall just got cancelled
  8. 7thton

    7thton no, no, no.

    Mar 3, 2005
    Is this on US TV? Do I have to torrent it?
  9. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 55 pounds less! TCF Club

    Jul 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    Does it have to be current shows? If not, I would suggest Kids in the Hall. Most episodes were extremely funny, and they never seem to get old.

  10. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    It airs in Canada on The Movie Network and Movie Central. I've not seen any info on carriage on any US cable or broadcast station.
  11. Mike10

    Mike10 New Member

    Mar 1, 2006

    It airs in lots of countrys too
    the season 2 premiere aired somewere in Europe last weekend and you can easily find a torrent for that
  12. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    Wylie, Texas
  13. mmilton80

    mmilton80 Custom User Title

    Jul 28, 2005
    Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  14. Timbeau

    Timbeau Active Member

    May 31, 2002
    GREAT game last night with Quebec outdueling Alberta!!
  15. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    Twitch City was fantastic - nice to hear a shoutout for it. The creator of that one, Don McKellar, appears now in the best current Canadian tv show, Slings and Arrows (on Sundance Channel).

    Various Kids in the Hall members show up in many Canadian shows. Bruce McCulloch was in Twitch City. Mark McKinney is in Slings and Arrows. Kids in the Hall was da bomb.

    Trailer Park Boys is two middle-fingers up. One of the funniest sitcoms ever.

    You can find The Red Green Show on many PBS stations. Very funny, very family friendly. Keep your stick on the ice.

    An American in Canada has been shown sometimes on PBS. It's a sitcom about an American newscaster who ends up exiled in Alberta. Not as good as the above mentioned shows but not bad.

    The Newsroom was a sophisticated, no laugh track, sitcom set in the Washington news bureau of a Canadian tv network. I can't recall where I saw it but it may have been PBS. It was excellent.

    The mother of all Canadian tv comedy, and still the world champ, was SCTV. The birthplace of John Candy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Martin Short and many more. Billy Sol Hurok "it blowed up real good".

    It's not comedy but I would also highly recommend DeGrassi Junior High and DeGrassi: The Next Generation.

    How about Canadian movies? Not movies filmed in Canada (there are millions of those) but films directed/written by Canadians AND filmed there. Some of my favorites:

    Last Night
    The Adjuster
    The Sweet Hereafter

    Canucks aren't bad, eh?
  16. Chibbie

    Chibbie New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Lexington, KY
  17. g0go15

    g0go15 New Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Kenny vrs. Spenny - it's on Games network I think, once a week in am hours. It used to air on Spike.
  18. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Living in Buffalo I've got Canadian TV my whole life. Not much is worth watching on it, IMHO.

    Canadian Idol perhaps? ;)

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