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Old February 5 2013, 08:36 PM   #16
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Re: Does Canada Produce Good TV Shows?

Yes, of course. Quite a few, in fact. Some are sold internationally. Off the top of my head:

Corner Gas, Being Erica, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Murdoch Mysteries, and yeah, Degrassi: TNG when it was good. And there are many more if you look back throughout the years. I was going to list Due South, however that's a co-production. Although the situation is interesting on that one, as when CBS bailed after the 3rd season I think it was, then production continued, and we got an extra season in Canada, although Fraser's partner Ray was replaced with some other guy. That season in particular has become rare to see, as it's never part of the syndication package and has all but disappeared as a result.

I don't personally count the American programs shot in Canada, as the American companies just shoot them here because it's cheaper, even though a lot of Canadians do work on them. Just the same as I wouldn't call a Canadian program shooting down south an American one.

Heh, if we're taking about the Men with Brooms movie, that one was shot partly where I live. Never ended up catching the TV show.
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Old February 5 2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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One of my sons favorite shows on Nick Jr is Dino Dan, a very well done show about a kid named Dan who loves and sees dinosaurs. You're left unsure weather the dinosaurs are real or just his imagination.

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Old February 5 2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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Re: Does Canada Produce Good TV Shows?

Trailer Park Boys is absolutely hilarious.

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Old February 5 2013, 08:48 PM   #19
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Re: Does Canada Produce Good TV Shows?

We come out with a few decent shows here and there, but we're in no way comparable to The United States, Japan, or England.

Reboot, Beast Wars, Red Green Show, and Corner Gas are probably our highlights.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:03 PM   #20
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Less than kind is outrageously funny.

The theme song! "Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate... Winnipeg."
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Old February 5 2013, 09:36 PM   #21
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Trailer Park Boys is absolutely hilarious.

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Yes, and indeed, shame on this thread for taking a full 17 posts before even mentioning it!! I guess all the fans are busy studying their fuckin' solar systems for their grade 10. Or getting drunk, listening to Kim Mitchell and eating chicken fingers.
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Old February 5 2013, 09:55 PM   #22
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Yes.

The Trailer Park Boys.

Kids in the Hall.

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Old February 5 2013, 11:09 PM   #23
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Re: Does Canada Produce Good TV Shows?

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Men with Brooms was adorable.
I haven't seen it but I actually went to highschool with one of the actresses in the movie, Polly Shannon. We were lab partners in Chemistry class a few times. I doubt she'd remember me though.
I recognize that name! She was on the "Human Operators" episode of the new Outer Limits.
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Old February 6 2013, 08:46 PM   #24
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Another shout-out for Trailer Park Boys. Fun fact: the vocational school Ricky attends in season 5 is in real life a high school. The very same high school I attended.
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Old February 6 2013, 08:49 PM   #25
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And who can forget Bubbles! He's pretty much cemented himself as part of our Canadian culture.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:16 PM   #26
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I confess I watch very little Canadian programming, including the Trailer Park Boys.
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Old February 6 2013, 10:18 PM   #27
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There's also Kids in the Hall, but I was never really into that. The only KITH sketch I liked was this one:

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Old February 6 2013, 10:31 PM   #28
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Slings & Arrows, for the win.
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Old February 6 2013, 11:19 PM   #29
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Traders for the WIN!
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Old February 7 2013, 01:27 AM   #30
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Canada has produced, what, 90% of TV sci-fi over the last 20 years?
Sure, if you count American shows produced in Canada for tax breaks, like The X-Files.

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Stargate was produced in Canada (for a U.S. company).
That's an example of what I mean (though for the most part it wouldn't count as "good" TV.)
Stargate was paid for by MGM, but the entire production was Canadian. A better example of what you mean would be, as you said, The X-Files, or Battlestar Galactica - they filmed in Canadia but the writers and producers were still American.
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