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Old 04-22-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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A better question would be do Americans watch Canadian television?
I sometimes watch "Flashpoint", although I wonder if that is a show designed for American audiences, considering how much we love gunplay!

It would be nice to hear Canadian actors speak with an accent besides "Torontarian".

God bless,

CKB
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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I think Corner Gas is one of the best TV shows ever produced. Too bad it's been hardly aired here in the US.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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A lot of shows blur the line between being an American or a Canadian show, too. For example the show 24: Keifer Sutherland is Canadian and the show was filmed in Vancouver so....
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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A lot of shows blur the line between being an American or a Canadian show, too. For example the show 24: Keifer Sutherland is Canadian and the show was filmed in Vancouver so....
Actually, there are a few shows on TV that are American/Canadian co-productions (24 doesn't count). For example Haven, The Firm, and the North American Version of Being Human.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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I remember a couple of shows some time ago that were very Canadian,

Codco.
Codco - open line call-in show etc. - YouTube

Or Kids in the Hall

Kids In The Hall - Ham of Truth - YouTube

And of course the always hilarious Trailer Park Boys

Trailer Park Boys - The Jim Trick - YouTube
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:21 AM
 
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Man I loved Kids in the Hall!
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Sometimes I'll be watching an American show and get a whiff of a Canadian accent and when I check them out on IMDB, 9 times out of 10 they are Canadian (or from Minnesota!) One example is "V" - not sure what it is but I immediately thought that "Lisa" (Laura Vandervoort) and "Marcus" (Christopher Shyer) sounded Canadian (and when I looked them oup they turned out to be both from Ontario) but the accents on television are getting ever more generic and a lot of the time it is really tough to tell!
I think Laura gave herself away when she said "oat" instead of "out"!

CKB
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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When I first saw "Flashpoint" I mistook Hugh Dillon for Ed Harris!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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Laura VanCamp, an Ontario native, is the lead actress on ABC's "Revenge". Torontonian Henry Czerny has a role as the lead "heavy". With the explosion of new networks in the last 20 years, it's not hard to find Canucks among the cast.
I recall seeing an old TV movie, "Promise the Moon", with Czerny in the lead on The Inspirational Channel. He was playing a cowboy in Alberta and I found his mix of a Canadian and Southwestern American drawl strange.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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My apologies! It's "Emily", not "Laura" VanCamp.
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