- Canadian Essential: Chosen by the Amazon.ca editors as one of the 50 Canadian Essentials in DVD.
Made in Canada: Season One [Import]
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This TV comedy about the trials and inner workings of a Canadian media company was broadcast on the CBC for five seasons, twice winning Genie awards for Best Comedy Series. Like Seinfeld, it was very inventive and funny for the way it dispensed with contrived sitcom plots in favor of character-driven comedy. Along with Trailer Park Boys, it represents one of the funniest and most successful home-grown Canadian TV shows.
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I was particularly pleased to see that there are now no fewer than five seasons in existence. I hope everyone who is interested buys this first season to encourage the producers to continue making them available.
I loved this show and wanted to cry last year when it was cancelled. I hope that the other seasons do make it to DVD even though Salter Street Films is no longer. If I counted right there are 4 more seasons that are currently running in syndication on Bravo here in Canada.
Actually, the whole show is very funny--I would not have thought backstabbing and double-dealing could be that humorous. It's also got enough plot twists that I did not see coming, to keep you on your toes. I've read interviews in which the writers said they modeled the scheming Richard on Shakespeare's "Richard III", and he does show the same mixture of drama and dry humor. The only real drawback to the show is that it makes the all-too-numerous crappy sitcoms out there look even crappier.
The subsequent seasons of this show weren't quite as tight as the first one, but they're still really good. So when are they going to be released on DVD? The first season seems to have a pretty high sales rank considering how long it's been released, and the tapes I made are starting to wear out!
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I can watch these episodes over and over and over! Funny, smart (and true) every time. So sad the show didn't go on!Published on Jan. 11 2013 by squireman
Smartest Canadian TV series there has ever been. Still waiting for the re-release of Sesaon 1 plus the rest of the seasons. Please!?Published on Dec 4 2011 by k
Rick Mercer stars as the morally corrupt Richard Strong, script reader for the fictitious Canadian entertainment company, Pyramid Productions. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2006 by Marissa Monticolo
If you are an international customer and you choose Standard International Shipping for your purchases in order to minimise cost and avoid additional taxes and duties at the... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2005
Fantastic show. If you have trouble 'clicking' with the show, give it one episode - you'll be hooked. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2004
Here in the states this was called "The Industry" and aired on public broadcasting. The closest US program I could compare it to in terms of wit, tight writing and... Read morePublished on May 19 2004