The Canadian Conspiracy--Updated with Even More Canadian Content!
So, we've been watching this trashy lesbian soap called "The L Word" on DVD. The way you can tell it's Showtime & not HBO is that it's Really Cheesy. But it's an ensemble piece, so you get hooked into it despite yourself because you want to know what happens with the characters.
What I love most about it is that, even though it's set in LA, with little sidetrips elsewhere, it's mostly filmed in British Columbia. Not just filmed there but cast there. So, except for 7 of the 8 lead characters, everyone says "mum" and "abouoot" . Imagine... an alternate universe in which all of LA, Santa Rosa, Palm Springs, even the West Village of New York City, are all peopled by CANADIANS!
Stealth Canadians Take Over The WORLD! Heh heh heh, eh?
- RW (formerly resident in, still citizen of, and forever loyal to the True North Strong and Free)
Update a few days later:
So we're watching Season 1 Episode 13 (on a rented DVD, I might add, as we're cheap for cable and it's too cheezy to buy). This episode has a Big Symbolic Theme about the "Language of the Manatees" in Florida (and refers to manatees as "whales", which they aren't).
And we notice that even the manatees are played by Canadians--arctic Canadian beluga whales, frolicking about the Vancouver Aquarium. But, being Canadian, they were too polite to mention it. ("Oh, manatees, eh? Well, actually, we're not manatees, we're...well, we're belugas, but that's okay, you just go on with your show, don't worry about us. Really, it's okay, we're fine. Just fine. Really. ")