Can you believe that our home and native land is turning 144 years old this Canada Day? Where has the time gone? To celebrate, why not check out some of the great Canadian content we have available on Rogers On Demand Online.
In the mood for a mystery? This summer you can catch new episodes of the CityTV series, Murdoch Mysteries. Set in Toronto in the 1890’s, the show stars Yannick Bisson as police detective William Murdoch, who uses some pretty unorthodox methods for the time to solve crimes. Now in its fourth season, Murdoch Mysteries is free to all Rogers Wireless, Home Phone, Hi-Speed Internet and Cable TV customers.
This summer you can also catch up on some of the great homegrown shows from CBC. On Dragons’ Den, some of the county’s most brilliant financial minds decide whether or not to invest in aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs. The pitches are entertaining, as are the reactions from the Dragons’ themselves. You can also watch the entire first season of Republic of Doyle, the comedy-drama series about a father/son private investigation team, set within the gorgeous scenery of St. Johns, Newfoundland. Both shows, along with lots more CBC content, is available for free to Rogers Wireless, Home Phone, Hi-Speed Internet and Cable TV customers.
Something for the kids
If you’re looking for some great kid’s content, definitely visit the newly launched TVO Kids channel on Rogers On Demand Online. Kids can take a trip to Gisele’s Big Backyard or kick out the jams at Jackie’s School of Dance. Not only are the shows like My Canada educational, they’re fun as well. It’s a great way to learn about topics like the Prime Minister or Canada’s place in the world without anybody’s eyes glazing over. And it must be noted that Space Trek’s Captain Kent is almost as cool as one James T. Kirk. Almost. TVO Kids is free to everyone.
One great Canadian show of the past few years has been the HBO Canada series Durham County, starring the amazing Hugh Dillon (who is also the frontman for Canadian rockers, The Headstones). For three seasons, we watched the story of Durham detective Mike Sweeny as he dealt with brutal criminal cases and a disintegrating family life. The series is often dark and disturbing, but it’s also full of mesmerizing performances and visuals. Durham County and HBO Canada is available on Rogers on Demand Online to Rogers Cable TV customers as part of their HBO subscription.
If we’re talking Canada Day, we’ve also got to give a tip of the hat to all the Canadian stars this country has produced, which is what we’re doing on our Rentals page with O Canada – Canadian Stars. Find out what happens when a man challenges himself to say yes to everything in Carrey’s Yes Man or head back to the swingin’ sixties with the grooviest character Mike Myers ever came up with, Austin Powers. You can also catch Keanu on Rogers On Demand in two of my favourite films of his, the comic book adaptation Constantine and the great supernatural story The Devil’s Advocate, which also stars the one and only Al Pacino as Lucifer himself.
There’s lots more great Canadian shows to discover on Rogers On Demand Online.
What’s your favourite Canadian series or film?
Andrew Burns is a regular contributor to RedBoard