Canada Seed

Harry Grows Up -- Sorta -- For 'Seed' Season 2

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada TV

Ewww ... sperm banks. Not exactly the place you want to brag to your friends and family about visiting. But, in the sitcom "Seed," the secret is ou...

Canada Wins The Game, But Loses Out On Top Seed

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia -- Team Canada has secured the third seed in the medal round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament after a 2-1 overtime win over Finlan...

Americanizing the Canadian Sitcom

D.K. Latta | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The new tsunami hitting shores are Canadian sitcoms bragging they are just like Hollywood comedies. This has always been a problem in Canadian entertainment -- a deliberate lack of respect for what has come before, or an ignorance of it entirely. And this new push to be more like American shows has lead to a breed of Canadian sitcoms that are the worst of both worlds, like a mermaid with a fish head and human legs.

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

D.K. Latta | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

CTV's new sitcom Satisfaction didn't cross any lines. I suspect most people watching it -- male or female -- didn't think about any possible undercurrents. That's kind of my point. Just because we accept it as the norm, doesn't mean it's not worth asking why we accept it as the norm.

'Seed' and The Logic of the Canadian Sitcom

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

I'd written before about the sitcom, Seed -- one of the few contemporary Canadian-made sitcoms. My past comments related to my usual pet peeve: Canadian identity. Seed tries to imply it's American.

When Canadians Are Ashamed to Be Canadian

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

There are so many Canadians living in Los Angeles that Hollywood is cheekily referred to as the fourth largest Canadian city. Yet Canadians are almost never depicted in American movies and TV shows. Except when they are.

Canadian Television:Why Does the Programming Bother Everyone But Us?

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Canadian TV, like Canadian society, has long oscillated between American standards...and European mores. There seems to be this weird eagerness to promote the myth that Canadian TV (and by inference, Canada) is bland and conservative in comparison to American TV.

Why You Should Be Watching 'Bomb Girls'

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Part of the strength of it is the fact that it seems un-selfconscious and unapologetic about its Canadian setting. It isn't like the writers are struggling to cram in some awkward Canadianism just to say they could...but because they're trying to be true to these characters and their world.

Shooting Blanks on the Sitcom "Seed"

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

I like to blog about pop culture -- specifically (though not exclusively) Canadian film & TV. Ideally, I should write about one particular theme...the...

TV Drinking Game: Filmed in Canada, But Set in America

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A recurring gripe of mine is how many Canadian movies and TV shows slavishly pretend they aren't Canadian -- such as by disguising Toronto as New York or as a generic "Anytown, North America." So how to best test this idea...and have fun at the same time? Let's make a drinking game out of Canadian references!

Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

Josh Gitalis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.

Chris Jancelewicz

'Seed,' Canada's Latest Comedy: Sperm Donor With Heart Of Gold

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada TV

It's definitely a wacky premise, and not one that we've seen before -- especially on Canadian TV. "Seed," Citytv's new Canadian-produced and Halifa...

Hey Rosetta! Visits Honduras with Seeds of Survival

Tim Baker | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Music
Tim Baker

The release of Hey Rosetta's Juno nominated album Seeds triggered a connection between lead singer Tim Baker and USC Canada's global Seeds of Survival program. Taking a "break" from the band's busy touring schedule, Tim recently travelled with USC into the mountains of Honduras to see the seeds and the food sovereignty work being done down there. Here's what he wrote about it.