From Kerrie-Ann Bernard of the Hamilton Spectator:
CanCon is up Schitt’s Creek without a paddle
CBC’s latest prime-time offering, Schitt’s Creek is the embodiment of all that is wrong with current Canadian content regulations (commonly referred to as CanCon regulations). While the show is technically Canadian, starring as it does two of Canada’s most iconic comedians (Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara), the program conscientiously avoids having any identifiably Canadian characteristics. In an attempt to woo international program sales and generate much-needed income for the CBC, Schitt’s Creek has eschewed Canadianness for blandness. Continue reading.