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CocaCola58204
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posted 22 February 2003 10:55 PM      Profile for CocaCola58204     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The last episode of it's six-episode trail run on CBC aired last night. I heard that it could be back, and it could be gone. Whatd'ya think? )I loved it.) Do you know more that me (and a report in the Glob) on it's chances?
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 23 February 2003 12:21 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I loved it too... especially "Gordon Pinsent disses a cat".

But, how pathetic is it that CBC series are limited to six-episodes a season? By the time you've heard that something is on, it's gone!


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 23 February 2003 02:59 AM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It was wicked good. I sure hope it returns, especially since this is Made in Canada's last season, right? And I am afraid that Jonathan Cross' Canada won't fill the gap of laughter.
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posted 23 February 2003 03:51 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm torn between wanting to cheer for a show that I think is fairly quality, and hoping it goes down, since I have a friend who'll likely be writing the replacement if it does (whose show would definately be quality!).

Agreed a 6 episode season is pathetic - how on earth can you really engage a mass audience in 6 episodes? Most people will miss a few, some will only hear about it through word of mouth after the first few, etc. I hate the way really good Canadian shows have so much trouble finding an audience because of stupid scheduling, short seasons, etc. I loved Our Hero, and Twitch City (oh, to have that on an ongoing basis - heaven)! Degrassi: the next generation should be in a better timeslot, perhaps replayed mid-week, and with a classic degrassi lead in, IMHO. And don't even get me started on Made in Canada!...[end rant]


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Debra
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posted 23 February 2003 08:29 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My 15 year old loves it. I think it has it's moments but I wouldn't miss it.
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posted 23 February 2003 12:07 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, "Made in Canada" is a comedy jewel the CBC is trying it's best to hide. Reminds me of "The Newsroom", another bit of brilliance they seemed to be too shy to promote.

Saw a promo for a series called "an American in Canada" or something like that. Hard to say from the bumper, but the premise might be good for six episodes or so.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 23 February 2003 01:11 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Swirlygrrl, it's too bad it has to come down to either Sean Cullen's or your friend's show. You'd think they could make room in the line-up for both--I mean, do we really need an hour of Mr. Bean?
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CocaCola58204
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posted 23 February 2003 01:19 PM      Profile for CocaCola58204     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Especially considering that the first half-hour is the animated Mr. Bean, produced last year, with Rowan Atinkson playing the voice of Bean.
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posted 26 February 2003 12:27 AM      Profile for Puetski Murder     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Re: An American in Canada.

The pilot was already aired some months ago, and I guess the series wasn't aired right after because they wanted to re-tool it. It was okay, but maybe I'm biased because they filmed a few scenes across the street from me.

Sean Cullen: can anyone explain the accent grave over the 'a' in his name? Is it like a Nova Scotia or Cape Breton or even Irish thing?


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posted 26 February 2003 12:58 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
An American in Canada - was that the one where the guy came up to work at the Calgary television station? It looked as though it had potential (much better than the Jonathen Torrens vehicle Rideau Hall, which was/is plagued by poor production values and even worse writing, though I'll admit the Boogie Love video, or whatever her one hit was called, was pretty funny. But seriously, did CBC adopt Torrens or something? Are they obligated to provide for him for the rest of his natural life? Because he just seems to keep getting stuff, and I can;t stand him! Keep Cullen, and give my friend the time spot this waste of space takes). Not that I'm bitter.
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posted 27 February 2003 02:29 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Keep telling us that you're not bitter. Sooner or later, someone is bound to believe you

On Jonathan, it seems that CBC brass have a limited understanding of what is "hip" and have attached themselves to him as their one attempt to prove that they are (hip, that is).


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