From Canadian Living:
4 things you’ll learn about Canadian health care from CBC’s Keeping Canada Alive
“Watching it is like watching a good medical drama, but the people in these stories are real,” says the show’s creative producer Diana Bodnar. We spoke to her about some of the most remarkable moments in the show and the lessons that Canadians can learn about their health care from tuning in. Continue reading.
From Erica Gordon of Van City Buzz:
“First Dates Canada” filmed over 300 Vancouverites on real first dates and the result was awesome
It’s incredibly interesting to watch a real first date take place. First Dates Canada is a documentary series that airs on Slice every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Filmed by more than 40 remote cameras capturing every moment, this hilarious and charming series observes Vancouver singles on real first dates at the trendy Earls Yaletown restaurant. Continue reading.
From Ed Conroy of the Toronto Star:
10 famous people (besides Drake) who got their start on Toronto kids’ shows
Here are eight appearances from stars that passed through some fairly foggy Toronto kids’ shows back in the day.
Cucumber (Children’s Underground Club of United Moose and Beaver for Enthusiastic Reporters) was a weekday afternoon children’s program that encouraged viewers to be expressive and creative. Hosted by Moose and Beaver, the Cucumber clubhouse also saw many visitors including an impossibly young John Candy, here playing superhero Weatherman in an episode all about — you guessed it — weather. Continue reading.
From CBC on Buzzfeed:
22 CBC Shows Every Canadian Needs In Their Life
“Because CBC has it all.”
From Manori Ravindran of The Globe and Mail:
The hottest Canadian film and TV talent you’ve never heard of – but will
Canadians may have some incomprehensible beef with supporting homegrown cinema, but if there is one pastime that unites the country’s filmgoers – and we don’t mean Timeplay – it’s nudging one’s neighbour in a darkened theatre and proudly identifying a fellow compatriot who’s made their big break south of the border. Here, with TIFF in full swing and all eyes on Canadian talent, The Globe and Mail presents a group of exceptionally nudge-worthy Canadians drawing buzz stateside. Continue reading.