- good government
- groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting, tightly scripted television shows with impressive production values and expressive performances
Some people may argue that it's gotten better in the last 10 years or so.
Bear in mind that by "top ten" I mean "worst travesties ever committed to video".
10. CORNER GAS
Corner Gas is the result of someone thinking people wanted more Northern Exposure starring Rob Morrow.
No one wants more Northern Exposure starring Rob Morrow.
YOU: Wait, the above opening credits promise action, fist fights and helicopter jumps... are you sure this is bad?
ME: Yes. And you are an idiot.
Generally each episode of Danger Bay would involve a baby dolphin or puma or something being injected with pure pollution by an evil industrialist. Then these kids would work with this doctor guy to save the animal. Also the show sucked.
The problem is there was no danger in Danger Bay. There was, however, a bay, so the title is 50% correct. At least I think it was a bay. It could have been an inlet and/or fjord, which would mean this title is perhaps the most bald-faced lie in television history.
Flashpoint is flat out unwatchable, yet is lauded by many Canadian critics because of it's "success" in the USA. It's "success" is the result of the 2008 Hollywood writers strike. The fact that no new American shows were being written is what planted this flaming turd filled paper bag of a show right on CBS's doorstep.
A little known fact about Flashpoint: if you enjoy it you're an idiot.
A point about Flashpoint that gets dragged out everytime an article is written about it: it stars the pink Power Ranger
The worst thing about Flashpoint:
Into this guy:
"Hello, I'm a douchebag"
This show is almost saved by it's theme song, which sounds like what I imagine the Decemberists would play if asked to perform at a bar mitzvah on the show Party Mamas.
Of course the show itself sucks. I vaguely remember it being about a pyschic private eye or something. I think he solved crimes. It doesn't really matter.
Seriously, if anyone out there knows who Louis Del Grande is, please let me know.
Except L.A. Law took place in L.A.
And L.A. Law's cast was attractive.
Imagine a bunch of people sitting in a room, congratulating each other on how great it is that Canada is multicultural.
Imagine they have money AND talent to burn, and decide to honor Toronto's West Indian population by creating the greatest sitcom ever made.
The rest of the cast is then filled with experienced, talented actors and comedians, young and old.
Now imagine they make this show. And it is fucking horrible.
I mean come on, the thing looks like it was shot with a handicam.
There was, however, one thing that almost saved this show, and that's this man right here: