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Now Canada Has Gone Too Far

I’m afraid this is a much more serious declaration of war on the entire world than any test North Korea might attempt.

I have rarely, if ever, seen so many terrible things combined into a single production. I’m generally against the death penalty, but in this case I feel an exception should be opened for everyone involved, from writers to cast to set designers. And it should be a painful end. And once that’s done, Canada should be burnt down to ensure nothing like this ever happens again. Ever!

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66 comments on “Now Canada Has Gone Too Far

  1. boyslikeme
    September 27, 2017

    The dialogue is so natural I thought it might be a documentary! Truly appalling, but I might have to have a spliff and watch the whole thing!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      Or try two tramadol with wine πŸ€”
      I’m kidding I never encourage the use of semi-synthetic opioids!!!

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  2. Arkenaten
    September 27, 2017

    Lol…

    As I clicked Play and the opening dialogue about spring began I thought it was an advert!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      It’s like that ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

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      • Arkenaten
        September 27, 2017

        I have this feeling I ought to stab myself with a fork after sitting through a single Hyundai advert on YouTube.
        Yes … I agree, in that case. Canada should be burned to the ground.

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  3. makagutu
    September 27, 2017

    Hello.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      πŸ˜€ Careful or Kenya’s next. I’ve seen television programs from your continent!!!!

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      • makagutu
        September 27, 2017

        Africa issa country If you have seen tv programs from Nigeria, you have seen it all πŸ™‚

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  4. Steve Ruis
    September 27, 2017

    Okay, you convinced me not to watch it! From the photo I was expecting a Dudley Do-right spoof. Apparently not, eh?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      The title itself should be a clue. It’s the essence of an idiot trying to sound well spoken.

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  5. inspiredbythedivine1
    September 27, 2017

    Well, the writing may be awful, but the acting….Oh, the acting! It’s top notch! This reminds me of the movie “The Room”. If you’ve not seen it, you must. It’s frame for frame the worst movie ever made. The dialog and acting in it are on par with this trash. It’s SO awful, it’s “good”. James Franco is putting out a movie soon about the production of it. Any way, Canada needs to be punished for this. Perhaps the US can build a wall across our northern border to keep such trash from ever leaving the country?

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    • Arkenaten
      September 27, 2017

      Americans drug lords will use pirated DVDs by lining the DVD boxes with cocaine to smuggle back into Canada. No immigration official would ever bother looking.

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  6. NeuroNotes
    September 27, 2017

    Oh hell — I initially thought this was a serious post. Well, apparently it was serious for you. Lol

    Why the eff were you watching a show like this? Have you lost your bloody mind? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      It’s the netflix auto-play thing. One minute you’re watching something you choose, the next they’re brandishing Canadian niceness at you!

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  7. kjennings952
    September 27, 2017

    Canada should stick to serious stuff like hockey. I was hoping that it would have a RMCP in uni…oh lala! I met them at the State Fair and “dreamy” is an understatement!! 😊

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      I don’t know your teenage lingo – what’s RMCP?

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        She meant RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police who wear the Red Serge… the main male lead).

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      • kjennings952
        September 27, 2017

        Oops fat fingers RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“Mounties”, Dudley DoRight).

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  8. john zande
    September 27, 2017

    Oh, fuck that to hell. Twice.

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  9. tildeb
    September 27, 2017

    Now to borrow some Western twang, just hang on fer a gulldarn minute there, pardner. Yer talkin’ about a family show, produced by Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie) for Hallmark Cards (The Royal Family of Pulling Heartstrings), filmed in Beautiful British Columbia. The show, approved for a 5th season, simply borrows a lot of Canadiana. That doesn’t make us the Bad Guys here. We simply like to share feel-good entertainment, right?.

    Umm… no.

    The show does contain a lot of Canadian values – especially about politeness, tolerance facing discrimination by class and gender and power – and explores these themes with a targeted audience that is very brittle when it comes to questioning anything that threatens a Conservative view of ‘Family Values’. In spite of these social strictures, the show continues to not only keep but expand its audience especially south of the border… an undertaking that is not easy to navigate. Hence, the show must work within the stilted frame of ‘proper’ dialogue and ‘proper’ appearances.

    But don;t let that fool you into believing what the draw appears to be: all sweetness and light. It’s not.

    This export is actually very subversive and has succeeded introducing radical ideas of gender equality into the most patriarchal segments of the US and Canadian populations. So don’t let appearances and surface presentations fool you into thinking this kind of entertainment is just shallow and sweet pablum. There’s a lot more going on here than meets the eyes and ears.

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    • john zande
      September 27, 2017

      Recipes, too? πŸ˜‰

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        Good idea! Then people would learn what it means to proof the yeast.

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      • john zande
        September 27, 2017

        …and peace came to rule the face of the planet

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        If you leave me out of the equation, why do you think we’re so nice? It’s because Canadians spend a lot of time digesting… a requirement after eating stuff many might consider inedible. I mean, seriously, who looks at a tree and figures out a way to make it taste really good? Canadians. But that kind of plot line really does make make for lousy TV.

        Parasols. That’s the way to go. I’m just surprised in that short clip they were in a row boat. Every Canadian knows the show must be fiction when they see a row boat rather than a canoe. A dead giveaway.

        And no one is a true Canadian until they can successfully mate in a canoe without tipping. Shows about that are supposed to be listed under ‘Drama’ but take a hint and look under the special and singularly Canadian category of ‘Comedy, Horror, Sports, and Fantasy’.

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      • john zande
        September 27, 2017

        Tildeb, seriously, you’re asking an Australian to comment on Canadian quirkisms?

        Hold my beer.

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        Oh, I’ve lived in Australia; I wouldn’t even try to compete in bizarre and quirky with you lot. Hell, just look at how you name things… and that’s before you add the ridiculous accent.

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      • john zande
        September 27, 2017

        And before you even think about upping the ante

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 27, 2017

        I always thought they should give Israel/Palestine to Canada. Surely that would fix the middle east.

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        True, dat.

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      • john zande
        September 27, 2017

        They offered the Kimberlies to the Jews after WW2.

        They said no.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 27, 2017

        That show already exists:

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        Well, although she calls herself the pioneer chef, there are all kinds of old yet simple recipes that produce amazing food of astounding taste that really do rely on understanding the now defunct terms, and this is a fascinating (and really quite vital) part of frontier culture, seeing how it evolves over time, how it intermingles with local native culinary practices, how the two each go too far in extremes but then by necessity come together to create fantastic and often unique foods that then helps unify and identify populations that share geography. This another part that frontier shows usually get badly wrong but is, in fact, one of the most challenging yet unifying aspects to frontier life.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 27, 2017

        There was actually a good Canadian frontier show earlier this year. Violent, but of course it really was violent. And there are no Eskimos but there are Indians:

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        Oh yes, a very bloody history indeed. That’s why we’ve always been such good fighters and why our ‘Peace, Order, and Good Government’ Constitutional core directive is far more than just words or some namby pamby sentiment. It’s hard to get competing populations to work together for the common good and, once obtained, not something to ever take for granted. And woe to those who threaten it for partisan gain. Using Canadian leadership to settle differences seems to be working for Ireland and Iraq, and why Canadians are such strong and staunch allies of the Kurds. It’s all about process and not product, a means rather than an end, which is why the Palestinian/Israeli debacle remains ever in armed conflict. Someday the majorities will figure this out.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      That’s an interesting take πŸ˜›
      I was actually furious at how historically incorrect it was. They do indeed talk about women’s rights and such, and in ways that are profoundly uncharacteristic of the period. The teacher woman actually encourages one of the girls to study science. Just a feeling, but somehow I don’t think that happened on the Canadian frontier.
      Also, there are no Eskimos. Don’t you have Eskimos everywhere?

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      • tildeb
        September 27, 2017

        Ah, faux pas, mon ami. You mean the Inu, member of the Inuit who paddle their kayaks on water, harpoon seals, dog sled on land, and fight off marauding polar bears? The setting is too far south. Way too far south. But don’t be surprised in a future episode…

        Of course it’s historically wrong. You can’t sell reality to anti-realists, silly.

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  10. Sirius Bizinus
    September 27, 2017

    It’s a Hallmark Channel show. The whole network is like this, especially their Christmas movies. Even worse, I’ve seen other parts of the show, and it’s uniformly as bad everywhere.

    Because it’s bad, you could make a drinking game out of watching it. Every time there’s an awkward forced laugh, take a drink. Cheesy music gets played while a voice-over says something campy: 1 drink. Out of place confession of love: 1 drink.

    Personally, I try to think that the show is actually the hallucination of the protagonist’s fractured mind as she copes with the fact that she’s actually living in an early 20th Century apocalypse that made its way to Canada. None of the people she loved made it, so she’s invented this happy place for her to visit them.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      I know! I’ve watched the whole thing! Just to make sure it was real.

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    • Chad's Crooked House
      October 3, 2017

      I didn’t watch it but could tell from the still on the video that this was a Hallmark Channel show. If this one is pushing liberal values in with all the cheese it’s better than most of them.

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  11. MELewis
    September 27, 2017

    As a Canadian, I am blushing maple leaf red. I was in (maple syrup?) sugar shock within the first 30 seconds. Where on earth did you find this piece of pure ‘merde’? On the other hand, it has certainly sparked an entertaining stream of comments, so perhaps there is something to be said for it? πŸ˜‰

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    • tildeb
      September 27, 2017

      MELewis, I’m sorry if I’m out of line and apologize to have to raise the issue, but I know it’s hard being Canadian and not apologizing when it so obviously looks like one should! Well done!

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      Netflix found it, decided I wanted to see it, and played it – all without my input!

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      • MELewis
        September 27, 2017

        I’m currently watching a French ‘dramedy’ on Netflix called ‘Call my agent’ (dix pourcent’) which is surprisingly good!

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 27, 2017

        We saw the 1st series on regular tv, and loved it πŸ™‚

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  12. I’m a consumer of pablum, it didn’t seem that bad to me. I like period dramas, mostly for the clothes. I liked her parasol, even if the story is kind of drab if the period clothes are pretty I’ll watch it.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 27, 2017

      Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! That does NOT count as a period drama. You can practically see the iphones in their pockets! πŸ˜€

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  13. Bela Johnson
    September 27, 2017

    We call this a Hallmark movie. Omg. You are apparently used to good foreign productions, as are we. This is pretty bad, agreed! And the Sigourney Weaver look-alike is formulaic Hollywood, not Canadian! Oh, dear 😫

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  14. Helen Devries
    September 27, 2017

    Netflix does terrible things…..I was watching ‘Marseilles’ when it morphed into ‘Reinas del Sur’…a lot of tarts calling each other tarts while striking poses in the their smalls.
    Still, for sheer horror, what about the BBC’s Mapp and Lucia,,,whoever produced that should have their balls used as cufflinks.

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  15. dpmonahan
    September 27, 2017

    We have lots of Canadians around here but they are all foul-mouthed beer swilling Acadians named LeBlanc. Good people.

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    • tildeb
      September 28, 2017

      Cajun?

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      • dpmonahan
        September 28, 2017

        Same race different locale. Cajuns are the southernmost tip of the Arcadian diaspora, but lots come down to New England from New Brunswick looking for work.

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      • tildeb
        September 28, 2017

        Yup, specifically as you note from the historical region here in Canada known as Acadia, which for anyone who might not know is the root for identifier ‘Cajun’. Hence, the patois, and the reason for the French Quarter in New Orleans, and so on. I asked because there’s always an argument about whether the minority French population – specifically Quebecois – busy trying to form a separate country but insisting the right to continue importing financial support from public money are truly ‘Canadian’ in identity. Of course, the French are one of the three pillars of Canada so I would think your complaint is legitimate. Keep in mind that this is what we turn into without hockey or not having our children exposed early enough to the entertainment of moose rutting after ‘skinny dipping’ in suburban pools (the bulls pee on themselves to attract females: a Canadian notion of foreplay some people take too literally but still manage to have enormous families. Go figure).

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      • dpmonahan
        September 28, 2017

        New Orleans French is creole/Caribbean, Cajun French is spoken in rural LA (mostly Acadia Parish).

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 28, 2017

        Not to be picky, but *all* French comes from France…

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      • tildeb
        September 28, 2017

        You’re allowed to be picky.

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      • dpmonahan
        September 28, 2017

        What about Belgian French?

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      • The Pink Agendist
        September 28, 2017

        Most of my furniture is older than Belgium…!

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  16. foolsmusings
    September 28, 2017

    You fools, that was never meant for general consumption. The US has water boarding, we have this. :p

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  17. acflory
    September 28, 2017

    -giggles- Clearly you’ve never watched The Bold and the Beautiful, Pinky. My Mum used to watch it religiously so when I’d visit, I had to sit through it too. This is Shakespeare by comparison. :p

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    • Chad's Crooked House
      October 3, 2017

      On my god, my mom used to be a closet Bold and the Beautiful watcher! When I was a kid she’d tell me that she had the news on and was just too busy ironing to change the channel. Then she came clean when some woman had an affair with her son-in-law and it got juicy enough that she didn’t want to miss it. Then apparently she stopped when they had like a full year of dragging out the daughter’s falling out with her mother.

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      • acflory
        October 3, 2017

        LMAO! I’ll admit to watching the odd -cough- episode -cough- myself. But only in the interests of science, and only at Mum’s house. πŸ˜€

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  18. Swarn Gill
    September 28, 2017

    You have no idea how much Canadians love their Anne of Green Gable-esque shows. Give a girl a parasol and handsome man in a rowboat and we all swoon.

    My real question is, how was he going to drop the oars considering he wasn’t holding them when they were talking so they clearly were fastened on. She was in more danger of losing her fancy parasol in the water if they embraced in a kiss.

    Also it’s a well known fact that love cures pneumonia, so that part was real.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      September 28, 2017

      The real danger is I was under the boat as they were filming, quietly strapping a bomb to it. No more season 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. theoccasionalman
    October 3, 2017

    I think my mom read the novels the series is based on. She had a thing for Christian historical romance, so I would never consider watching the series. I’m sorry you put yourself through that.

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