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Link: Trailer Park Boys, hoser heroes

From the National Post:

Let’s hear it for the Trailer Park Boys
Legend has it that the Canadian word “hoser,” the pejorative portmanteau made popular by SCTV’s Bob and Doug Mackenzie, may have originated when some snobby citiot caught a couple of guys down on their luck siphoning gas out of a car. Trailer Park Boys, the beloved Canadian television show that dilates on the fictional RV community of Sunnyvale, Nova Scotia is an extended study of the hoser conducted with the discernment of a connoisseur. Continue reading.


Poll: What Canadian show would you fight for?

The Writers Guild of Canada is asking their Twitter followers what Canadian TV shows they’d fight for, so I thought we’d do a little scientific* study of our own (*not scientific at all).  Vote now!

If these shows were in a cage match for survival, which would you fight to save?

  • Lost Girl (46%, 5,821 Votes)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (25%, 3,215 Votes)
  • Orphan Black (10%, 1,226 Votes)
  • Continuum (4%, 480 Votes)
  • Rookie Blue (4%, 455 Votes)
  • Haven (3%, 322 Votes)
  • Bitten (2%, 314 Votes)
  • Heartland (2%, 267 Votes)
  • Republic of Doyle (2%, 199 Votes)
  • Saving Hope (1%, 122 Votes)
  • Degrassi (0%, 40 Votes)
  • Motive (0%, 39 Votes)
  • Remedy (0%, 29 Votes)
  • 19-2 (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Mr. D (0%, 19 Votes)
  • Call Me Fitz (0%, 12 Votes)
  • Spun Out (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Played (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Blackstone (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Sensitive Skin (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Package Deal (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 12,618

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Video: Corner Gas: The Movie teaser trailer

Corner Gas: The Movie will roll out as a multi-platform event beginning with an exclusive Cineplex Front Row Centre Events theatrical debut across Canada, December 3 to 7, 2014, it was announced today. The theatrical premiere will feature in-theatre cast appearances across the country, a CORNER GAS Tweet Up, giveaways and a special pre-event show including a special message from Brent Butt, CORNER GAS trivia, and excerpts from the Canada-wide CORNER GAS Sing-a-long.

Check out the just-released teaser trailer:

Canada’s Worst Driver returns for Season 10


From a media release:

With aluminum and tin as the traditional 10th Anniversary gifts, heaps of twisted automotive metal isn’t far off the mark! Celebrating a decade, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER returns to Discovery for Season 10, premiering Monday, October 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. With more than 7,000 worst driver nominations, 64 horrific drivers, 198 challenges, 50 seriously wrecked cars — and just one really brave host, Andrew Younghusband – the past nine seasons have tackled the hazards of winter driving, adapted high-performance tips from the racetrack, and manouvered through big city gridlock. And now, for Season 10, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER contends with the most rampant challenge on the roads today: Distracted driving.

As Discovery’s most successful program ever, Season 10 has the potential to change bad behaviours behind the wheel of eight new participants – and indeed the driving habits of viewers across Canada. Season 9 reached 9.8 million Canadians (2+) and increased its audience by 12% over Season 8. And since it launched in 2005, Canadians have consumed over 123 million hours of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER – that’s more than 3.5 entire episodes on average for every man, woman and child (P2+) in the country!

To the relief of drivers and pedestrians across Canada, series host and writer Andrew Younghusband has hauled eight disastrous drivers off the road and safely sequestered them at the now-familiar Driver Rehabilitation Centre. CANADA’S WORST DRIVER follows the drivers, each nominated by a friend or family member, as they are put through their paces in a controlled driving environment and evaluated by a panel of driving experts. Each episode features the tried-and-tested challenges viewers have come to love, each designed to push the drivers to their limits and teach them crucial safe driving skills – all with an eye to eliminate driver distraction. Each driver must master basic training and more advanced techniques before graduating from Rehab. Week by week, the most improved driver will claim their keys, leave Rehab, and merge back into the driving lane until only one driver – the worst – is left standing.