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18 Aggravating TV Problems Only Canadians Could Understand

Our home and native TV land.

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1. Falling in love with a show, only to have it cancelled when it does poorly in the U.S.

RIP Combat Hospital AKA Canada's No. 1 rated summer drama in 2011.
Shaw Media

RIP Combat Hospital AKA Canada's No. 1 rated summer drama in 2011.

2. Or when our hits thrive in the States, except under weird new names.

That's Murdoch Mysteries, to you.
Ovation

That's Murdoch Mysteries, to you.

3. When BBC America takes ALL the credit for Orphan Black.

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We have a little station called Space to thank for Ms. Tatiana Maslany.

4. Until a new rule comes into effect next year, this is the only way to watch all of the multi-million dollar Super Bowl commercials.

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This was the original double screen experience.

5. Thanks to regional blackouts, we can't always watch the big game.

If @MLB is serious about expanding to new and young fans, perhaps they should reexamine the ridiculous "regional" blackouts.

6. Our taxes go into making reality shows like this.

Of course once we're hooked, the government slashes the budget and they're cancelled anyhow.
CBC

Of course once we're hooked, the government slashes the budget and they're cancelled anyhow.

7. Don Cherry.

He's not everyone's Canadian hero.

8. When our version of McDreamy left Saving Hope to star solely in The Originals.

9. When you can't watch the final season of Community on Yahoo!.

Not legally, anyway.
Yahoo!

Not legally, anyway.

10. And when Transparent is only available on streaming service Shomi.

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Plus it didn't even premiere there until after it won a Golden Globe.

11. But then there's trying to figure out the whole Shomi-versus-CraveTV thing.

Why can't everything just be on Netflix?
Bell Media/Rogers Media

Why can't everything just be on Netflix?

12. Speaking of, Canadian Netflix is nowhere near as comprehensive as the U.S. one.

13. We have no idea how to DVR something. PVRing, however, is our jam.

For those who don't know, PVR = Personal Video Recorder.
Rogers

For those who don't know, PVR = Personal Video Recorder.

14. To us, Amazon Prime is a glorified shipping service.

No TV shows here.
Amazon Prime

No TV shows here.

15. This is the Canadian version of Ryan Seacrest. Meet Ben Mulroney. He hosts everything.

We totally need more hosts in this country.
CTV

We totally need more hosts in this country.

16. We'll never be on Survivor, one of the country's highest-rated shows.

The Morning Show

Jeff Probst says it's one of the biggest questions he gets from Canadian fans.

17. There is no more TV Guide in Canada to tell us what's on when. This makes finding our shows even harder.

Print or otherwise.
TV Guide

Print or otherwise.

18. And finally, Canadian broadcasters have to base their entire fall schedules on the U.S. one in order to retain viewers.

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Day-and-date and simulcasting are very real things.

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