We asked you “What TV show best defines Canada?” and now the votes have been tallied. With a whopping 58% of the votes cast, Corner Gas apparently best contributes to our national identity. Little Mosque on the Prairie and Hockey Night in Canada/Rick Mercer Report/Trailer Park Boys were in distant second and tied-for-third places.
What TV show best defines Canada?
Corner Gas (58%, 1,313 Votes)
Little Mosque on the Prairie (6%, 146 Votes)
Hockey Night in Canada (5%, 122 Votes)
Rick Mercer Report (5%, 118 Votes)
Trailer Park Boys (5%, 104 Votes)
Red Green Show (3%, 76 Votes)
Hinterland Who's Who (3%, 63 Votes)
Degrassi (2%, 50 Votes)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (2%, 46 Votes)
SCTV (2%, 43 Votes)
Due South (2%, 40 Votes)
Beachcombers (2%, 39 Votes)
Kids in the Hall (2%, 39 Votes)
Littlest Hobo (1%, 18 Votes)
Heritage Minutes (1%, 14 Votes)
Road to Avonlea (1%, 13 Votes)
North of 60 (0%, 10 Votes)
Slings & Arrows (0%, 8 Votes)
This Hour Has Seven Days (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,264
Thanks to all those who participated in the fun (without asking too many questions about how a TV show can possibly define a nation) and to the redditors who posed the question and provided the baseline responses. If you’re on reddit, check out their Canadian TV hangout.
There’s a subreddit for Canadian TV where some kindred spirit recently posed the titular question, looking for “examples of Canadian iconic shows that contributed to the Canadian identity.” Sounds like a poll to me!
How would you answer the question: What TV show best defines Canada? Pick one or leave your write-in vote in the comments:
The Book of Negroes was a stunning success for CBC, getting 1.4 million viewers to tune in to the mini-series adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s critically acclaimed novel. Last year’s Best Laid Plans, based on Terry Fallis’ book, was less of a ratings winner, but did just earn star Jonas Chernick a Canadian Screen Award. Some of my favourite television memories involve Anne of Green Gables and other shows based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s imagination.
Since The Book of Negroes 2 is unlikely, and the Canadian industry was scooped on Life of Pi, what work of Canadian literature do you think CBC should adapt next? There’s too much to choose from for a multiple choice poll, so put your suggestions in the comments … and may the best book win.
The Canadian Screen Awards are set for the end of this month, celebrating the best among this country’s feature films and television shows.
Several past and present Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominees and winners are currently available for streaming on Netflix Canada, and we wanted to celebrate that fact by teaming with Netflix for a poll leading up to the CSA festivities.
What’s at stake? The chance to win a one-year subscription to Netflix Canada. What do you have to do? Simply choose your Top 3 Favourite Canadian Series on Netflix and comment at the bottom of the page. We’ll select one random comment and award the poster a one-year subscription. So spread the word and vote for your faves! The poll closes on Monday, Feb. 23, at noon PT/3 p.m. ET.
What are your favourite Canadian TV shows currently airing on Netflix?
Murdoch Mysteries (40%, 181 Votes)
Trailer Park Boys (27%, 125 Votes)
Heartland (23%, 107 Votes)
Kenny vs. Spenny (12%, 54 Votes)
Republic of Doyle (12%, 53 Votes)
Dragons' Den (7%, 32 Votes)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (3%, 15 Votes)
Dogs with Jobs (3%, 13 Votes)
Caillou (2%, 10 Votes)
Darknet (1%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 457
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