With lots of summertime premieres as well as tried-and-true series returns, currently there’s an impressive line-up of Canadian TV programs. So here are the top 10 Canadian shows to watch right now (with pride).
10- Trailer Park Boys
This hilarious “mockumentary” gets the last place on this list because the finale aired at the end of ’08. But, you should definitely check out the episodes again, because the Trailer Park Boys’ second movie is coming out at the end of the year.
Shows on the CBC tend to have a bit of a wholesome feel, but family drama “Heartland” was recently renewed for a third season, proving it’s here to stay.
8- Bob & Doug
Premiering last April, “Bob & Doug” are funny animated versions of the infamous Bob and Doug McKenzie from the iconic “SCTV.” Canada needed a good home-grown cartoon like this one.
7- Murdoch Mysteries
Detective drama “Murdoch Mysteries” debuted in Canada back in January ’08, however on June 30th, given its popularity up north, U.S. networks will start showing the first season.
6- Wild Chef
Who doesn’t love a crazy French chef who cooks goose pie and tops it off with the entire head of a, well, goose?! You’ll definitely become a fan of larger-than-life chef Martin Picard.
5- Harper’s Island
Catch up on this crime thriller now because there will only be one season, each week someone is murdered, and by the last episode (unlucky number 13), writers promise to tie up the myriad of loose ends. Intriguing!
4- Holmes on Homes
Mike Holmes is the ultimate Mr. Fix-It – he’s not only one of the most respected general contractors, but his show, which is a huge hit, is all about Mike going into other people’s homes to fix their reno mishaps.
Combine the drama of reality TV, the edginess of wilderness survival and the thrill of competition, and you’ve got yourself a kick-ass show like “Mantracker.”
2- The Listener
Recently on the air, the main character on “The Listener” is a paramedic with the ability to hear people’s thoughts. It’s already garnering an impressive following.
Police-centric “Flashpoint” had a great start last year, airing in Canada and the U.S., and is now broadcast in French as well as across the pond in the UK.