Monday, August 17, 2009

So, I'm mad at you, CBC

If you are Canadian and you have ever lived in a rural area (or have not had cable) - you might be familiar with what I am about to talk about..

I grew up on a farm, with two TV channels - fuzzy cbc sometimes, and fuzzy CTV sometimes. Naturally, I watched a lot of cbc. And was happy to. CBC had great things on TV. How many of you remember coming home after school and watching Jonovision at 4pm? I feel like the CBC has been shaping my life for years! Art, Learning, Culture, Drama, Music, etc are all big parts of this channel (to me anyways) and I really appreciate that this kind of thing is around for all of us Canadians, and for my child now too. CBC gave us Degrassi, and for that alone, they are godlike. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I have come to a point in my life where I find myself spending large portions of my day with CBC.

Anyways, CBC is cancelling the simpsons. Cancelling Steven and Chris, and some other things (fashion file.. well, who cares, it was the same episode 40 times). They are making the local evening news into an hour and a half format - which may be better in a big city but in little ole PEI I don't know if they will have enough to talk about :P The big new show they got this year?? Ghost whisperer! Really! An ok enough show, but not a good trade IMO. Thank god for the hour or I think I wouldn't want to live anymore.

Getting rid of the hockey night in Canada theme song was the beginning of the death of cbc. Taking arrested development off in the evenings just poured salt into the wounds. But, maybe the cbc is like Britney and can make a comeback from all of this, I'll never give up hope. I know this is a recession thing, so CBC, I offer you $20 a month from my pocket to get better shows. Maybe if we all do it, it will work lol :) I am a canadian and thus I am willing to pay a little more taxes for the good of all of us.


1 comment:

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Growing up (in a rural area in South Australia) we only had one tv channel, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), which is government owned and non-commercial, so you can probably just imagine the amazing (!) selection of shows we had to choose from. It wasnt until I was about 10 years old that we got our first commercial tv channel, and boy! Was it ever exciting! :)
These days I live in a different part of rural South Australia and we have 4 channels to choose from - 3 digital and one a fuzzy analogue.