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Old February 7 2013, 02:38 AM   #31
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Re: Does Canada Produce Good TV Shows?

^With Stargate, not only were the actors & crew largely Canadian, but so were the writers. That's why production on the series was uninhibited by the 2008 WGA strike, whereas the 2nd half of the 4th season of Battlestar Galactica was delayed because of it.

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Lost Girl.
Yes. Lost Girl has become my most recent addiction. And while the show plays it very coy about exactly where it's set, at least 1 episode definately establishes it as being in Canada. (In "Vexed," Kenzie refers to a death row inmate as being "across the border.")

If you're into really sick, dark, twisted humor, Puppets Who Kill is good for a laugh.

But I am stunned that we've gotten this far without mentioning Canada's greatest ever contribution to the medium: Made in Canada. It was a scathing satire about unscrupulous Canadian TV producers. It starred Rick Mercer (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) & Peter Keleghan (Ranger Gord from The Red Green Show). It lasted 5 seasons, but only the 1st 6 episodes were ever released on DVD before Salter Street Films went broke. (And that barebones DVD is so out of print that it costs about $74.94 on My greatest wish would be for Seasons 2-5 to get released on DVD. Does no one else remember this show?
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