I won’t lie, Canadians watch a lot of American television. But, we do have Canadian TV shows that are fantastic and that I would recommend watching.
So, without further ado, here are some of my favourite Canadian TV shows!
- Anne with an E. If you loved reading Anne of Green Gables as a kid, this show is for you. While the show is a spinoff of the original books, I still find it enjoyable to watch.
- Murdoch Mysteries. If you like crime and history, Murdoch has got you covered. The show revolves around a police unit in Toronto in the past and how they solve the latest baffling crime. What always brings me back to this show is how they cheekily solve crimes with fancy new inventions like fingerprinting or whatnot.
- Republic of Doyle. I’m still sad that this show wrapped up a few years ago. It’s another crime show that centers around Jake Doyle’s adventures in Newfoundland. Of course, there’s always drama when it comes to his family, romantic interests, and really anyone he annoys by investigating a case.
- Heartland. I don’t know how this show is still running, but I used to watch it religiously when I was young. It’s filmed right outside of Calgary and centers around horses and the family that owns the Heartland ranch. If you like rodeos and all things Western with a pinch of drama, this is the show for you.
- Wynonna Earp. This isn’t *technically* a Canadian show, but it’s shot mostly near/outside Calgary, so I’ve adopted it as Canadian. It’s about ghosts and all manner of supernatural things, so you might want to grab some holy water.
- Kim’s Convenience. This comedy is about the Kim family, who are immigrants from Korea and own a convenience store in Toronto. I got into the show because it featured a local Calgarian comedian, and I’ve stuck around for the meaningful stories paired with good comedy.
- Schitt’s Creek. I recently got back into this show after dismissing it a few years ago. It’s a comedy that follows the ups and downs of a rich family that loses everything and ends up living in a motel in a small town. It can be fairly ridiculous at times, but I highly recommend it!
- Letterkenny. This show is on the crude side, so I’d only recommend it to older audiences. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to live in a small rural town in Canada, this is the show for you. Plus, you can learn some really great chirps.
- X Company. This show is a drama based off of Canadian spies and their adventures during World War Two. It’s a fantastic show that definitely made me cry a few times. The only downside for some is that you might be reading subtitles for the German and French in the show, at least until the last season.
- Orphan Black. Another one of my favourite shows that has sadly come to an end. It is about a bunch of clones with their own unique personalities, all played by the extremely talented Tatiana Maslany. It’s got tons of drama and fun with sci-fi elements thrown in.
I hope that this list inspires you to go binge watch one or two of these shows, even though they’re all fantastic.
What Canadian shows do you like watching? Let me know in the comments!