Comments and queries for the week of June 7

Canadian TV, especially the shows produced and distributed by non-network owned companies, live and die off their ability to be sold internationally. The East Coast accent [on Hudson & Rex] is probably seen as too alienating to foreign viewers. Since Hudson & Rex has been a hit here, hopefully, that’ll encourage them to be a bit more open about where the show is set in the future. —Jonathan

I disagree completely. People actually like shows that stand out culturally and visually yet, for some reason, certain Canadian shows try to make their shows too generic which IMO makes them inferior. I’ve long had a problem with shows trying to disguise their settings to try to appear as American. Currently that’s my biggest peeve with Northern Rescue. I’ve noticed they’ve tried to be subtle about the setting to pass themselves off as American. Little things like Scout going home to Boston. Would he have actually had his passport with him and would border services let a 15-year-old by himself that easily through? Not once have the characters said they were in Canada. It pisses me off, especially from a CBC show. —Alicia

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