Canadian Kid’s TV

6 Jun

While I’ve been cursing everyone else in the blogosphere for not posting, I realize it’s been quite a few days since I posted myself. I’ve been busy. Busy reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (more to come on this when I finish), busy working, busy searching for jobs, busy thinking about what I should post next and busy watching old Canadian TV.

You see, a recent trip to my aunt’s house, who owns satellite TV complete with “The N” channel, re-kindled my love for Degrassi: The Next Generation.


What is most amazing about the show (besides the show itself) is that it is 6 seasons long and still going strong. This provides ample time for me to watch every episode on DVD and fall in love (once again) with the characters as they move from middle school to high school to college.

The content is just unbeatable. We don’t have shows like this in the States, and we should, especially for pre-teens/teens. The issues: drugs, online stalkers, sex, divorce, are so important and relevant in today’s world and what do we have? The Amanda Show. Unfabulous. Shows that feature kids unlike any you can find in today’s middle schools, dealing with issues that are unimportant, minute.

So, I started thinking about shows that I really loved/had an impact on me as a pre-teen. The one that sticks out is Ready or Not, which was on the Disney Channel in the days of “Bug Juice” and “The Torkeldsons”. “Ready or Not” is a Canadian show that features Busy and Amanda as they move through the world of growing up in the 90s (there are some amazing mullets, shorts-over-sweatpants, braids and bangs in this show). As far as I know, no one really remembers this show. But my sister and I really loved it circa 1996. A lil’ (incredible) snippet for you:

Go here for some more amazing “Ready or Not” videos. 

IN CONCLUSION: The US should not only take hints from Canada on international/domestic governmental policies, but it should also model its childrens’ programming after Canadian kid’s TV.


5 Responses to “Canadian Kid’s TV”

  1. lesbianist June 6, 2007 at 4:58 pm #

    oh god yes…ready or not, i loved this show. busy is such a hot baby dyke!

  2. lesbianist June 6, 2007 at 4:59 pm #

    i think south of nowhere is also on the n…totally worth checking out.

  3. taylored June 6, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    i knew you’d know, mert.

  4. musiclikemercy June 6, 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    no pun intended! awesome.

  5. nicotineandmint June 7, 2007 at 1:43 am #

    tay, how can i thank yee for introducing me to such genius televison? i love emma and sean more than prince bvorgese and whoever he married. i love liberty more than jojo- the hottest supernanny alive. i give thanks to the netflix lord every night. i mean, c’mon theres a gay dad!

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