Lets be honest, Canadian television used to suck. When I was a kid there was Polkadot Door on TVO and Beach Combers on CBC, and even back then I hated these shows.
Things got better in the 80s with Degrassi Junior High and the Anne of Green Gables series, but generally speaking, there was very little of interest.
Rick Mercer and the rest of the crew were always good for a laugh on This Hour Has 22 Minutes (I will ALWAYS love the "Talking to Americans" segments!). But let's face it, Canadian political spoofs are never going to have mass appeal.
Ironically, we used to flagellate ourselves for not supporting Canadian television and preferring American/Hollywood productions, but even so, we still couldn't bring ourselves to watch much of our own pathetic programming.
Oh how things have changed my friends!
Adam and I marvel these days about how many of our favorite shows are Canadian. If you haven't already, I highly recommend you check out:
Canada has always produced quality actors, singers, musicians, comedians, and writers. Now I truly believe we are producing stellar television too! Go Canada!!