Here is a list of 10 highly regarded Canadian TV shows, spanning various genres, that have achieved both critical acclaim and popularity:
1. Schitt’s Creek” (2015-2020) – A critically acclaimed sitcom about a wealthy family who loses their fortune and is forced to live in a small town.
2. The Kids in the Hall” (1988-1995) – A sketch comedy show featuring a talented troupe of comedians known for their offbeat humour and memorable characters.
3. Trailer Park Boys (2001-2018) – A mockumentary-style comedy that follows the lives of a group of residents living in a fictional Nova Scotia trailer park.
4. Degrassi” franchise (1979-present) – A long-running teen drama series that has tackled numerous social issues over multiple generations.
5. Corner Gas (2004-2009) – A sitcom set in the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan, known for its quirky characters and dry humour.
6. Anne of Green Gables (1985) – A beloved miniseries based on the classic novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, following the adventures of Anne Shirley.
7. Orphan Black (2013-2017) – A sci-fi thriller starring Tatiana Maslany, who plays multiple clones with distinct personalities, unravelling a conspiracy.
8. Due South (1994-1999) – A crime drama series featuring a Canadian Mountie who teams up with a Chicago detective to solve crimes on both sides of the border.
9. Kim’s Convenience (2016-2021) – A sitcom centred around a Korean-Canadian family that owns a convenience store in Toronto, known for its heartfelt storytelling.
10. Flashpoint (2008-2012) – A police procedural drama that focuses on the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) as they handle high-risk situations in Toronto.