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Comments and queries for the week of April 17

Your favourite Canadian children’s TV shows
Who can forget The Edison Twins??—Stephen

Top 13 Canadian shows from childhood (age 3-10, years 1986-1994) for me:
Road to Avonlea
Sharon, Lois & Bram
Inspector Gadget
Care Bears
The Raccoons
Fraggle Rock
Mr. Dressup
Katts & Dog
Degrassi High
The Odyssey
Littlest Hobo
Under the Umbrella Tree
Harriet’s Magic Hats

Alicia

I completely forgot about Bizarre, but remember watching that as a family when I was a little. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!—Lisa

Eighties Canadian kids shows! Wow, what a blast from the past. That’s when our son aged 6 to 10 was growing up and I was the stay-at-home “daddy-mom” and I had to watch most of those shows with him. Today’s Special was a fave, Frightenstein was VERY weird, Mr. Dressup … I really miss those days and shows and years spent with my son watching them.—Homemovies


Murdoch Mysteries history lesson
If they start Season 9 in 1903, I hope they tie in some of the constables who may have volunteered for temporary military service in the Boer War from 1899-1902 and return after military discharge back to the constabulary as war veterans. The battle hardened constables will make for more interesting members of the station house, but one of them will suffer from PSTD and flashbacks (episode will show flashback scenes from the war). Dedicating half of an episode storyline to this prominent Canadian event would be good. Also, there would be a spike in the number of military personnel in the Toronto Militia Units post-war wind down.—Shawn

Got a comment or question about Canadian TV? greg@tv-eh.com or @tv_eh.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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