Canadian television is reaching audiences like never before. Original Canadian dramas, comedies, children’s programming and documentaries are winning audiences and rave reviews at home and abroad. Our culture, our stories, ourselves on any screen.
Use this list as your introduction to Canadian TV shows.
Pulse-pounding surgeries, adrenaline-fueled breakthroughs and sultry romances fill the episodes of medical drama series Saving Hope.
There’s a lot to be said for learning on the job. Of course, you don’t want the job to kill you.
How do you escape a tightly controlled dictatorship like North Korea? First you get help. Then you hope for the best. Here’s what can happen.
A documentary that brings to light the human and social costs of establishing an open-pit goldmine operation in the heart of the small Quebec community of Malartic.
A documentary series that provides an intimate look at the First World War, answering key questions about the apocalyptic conflict from a human perspective.
A documentary that chronicles the daily lives of workers in Quebec’s funeral industry, those stereotyped professionals we pay to look death in the face for us.
A graphic documentary exploring what draws a person to a life of crime or keeps one on the straight and narrow, from a man once very close to Hells Angels leader Mom Boucher.
The unusual journey of Quebec theatre legend Paul Buissonneau as he stages his own funeral by creating one last “show” for his loved ones so he can “go out” in style.
The magical adventures of a fairy godfather and his 15-year-old goddaughter as they bring an abandoned old movie theatre back to life.
Double Oscar winner Frédéric Back (Crac! and The Man Who Planted Trees) shared his love of the Earth by creating lasting images that continue to fascinate, inspire and mobilize audiences around the world.
The adventures of a single Montreal woman who manages a talent agency while living through a series of events outrageous enough to make the tabloids.
After the stories vanish from all the books causing great boredom in the kingdom, Poppetty the crotchety hedgehog decides to find out who’s behind the literal crime.
Two teams of twins set out on a race to solve a riddle in this fun-filled series from Ontario. Trouble is on 1 team, 1 of the twins is not telling the other the truth.
Sibling duos provide a refreshing kid’s-eye view on world travel.
Iles de la Madeleine residents and other industry players share their thoughts on sealing so viewers can better understand a traditional occupation made even more difficult by smear campaigns in the media.
A gripping film documenting jungle rendezvous with courageous members of the Karen resistance as they try to escape a secret genocide perpetrated by the Burmese military dictatorship.
The long road to adulthood is a challenge for every teen. Degrassi students test the bonds of family and friends as they map their own paths through life’s hard choices.
This documentary focuses on the global Chilean mine disaster media event, revealing the human side of the catastrophe through interviews with many of its key players.
Two screenwriters infiltrate local law enforcement, organized crime and legal milieus to write a killer follow-up season to their first cops and lawyers show.