OTW® 3: Our ‘BSG’ is better than their ‘BSG’

Aaand welcome back to Open Thread Weekend™, posted before you actually leave for the weekend for a change.

This week, our question is: Which shows on the Privates would the Corpse have done better?

I don’t mean turning down Trailer Park Boys. I mean a Canadian program that’s airing right now that would have been better under the thriving ecosystem of first-class production that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation epitomizes.

The kernel around which you may crystallize your responses is as follows: Qubit. Yes, the bizarrely-spelled qubiz show featuring qubizmaster Andrew Anthony on the Discovery Channel. You may remember A. Anthony from such series as Matchmaker and Restaurant Makeover. I find him quite droll, actually.

But the show is a disgrace. Rather too much reliance on computer graphics (which contestants pretend to be staring at) for what is effectively Trivial Pursuit in cyberdrag. I know we can do better in the field of game shows where people stare at graphic effects. Canada’s Super Speller was just on the other day, and wasn’t that J-Roc as the voice of Gerund?

So: What could we have done better? Special note: You are empowered to use the word “we” even if you are not a queen, editor, person with a tapeworm, or CBC employee.

6 comments:

  1. ABG
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 10:29 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    So what’s stopping you? Is the armchair to deep to get out of?

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Come again, ABG?

    • Kev
      Posted September 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Nobody gets to leave the armchair until they agree to get something refinanced.

      • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
        Posted September 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        That’s a T-shirt if ever I heard of one.

  2. Another Year Another Plan
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Canadian Idol
    Corner Gas
    Flashpoint
    Popular Mechanics for Kids
    So You Think You Can Dance Canada

    Perhaps we can give Ron James to CTV at least they wold do something with him. Global would just say it is producing shows are just too expensive to do.

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted September 28, 2009 at 8:32 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      The PopMech 4 Kidz example is a good one. Could that have been product integration done right?


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