American Political Drama

Media Bites: Why Canadian Politics Isn't Netflix Material

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The fact that Canada has spent a decade creating nothing comparable to House of Cards, Game Change and many more political dramas is a shame, but hardly surprising. We're a plucky lot -- and certainly no slackers in the world of entertainment -- but this is one realm where we're hopelessly out-gunned. There's never been (and never will be) a compelling Canadian political drama for one simple reason: Canadian politics is not interesting. "Yes sir, we'll get right on that, sir" isn't the sort of dialogue from which compelling scripts are made.