There are many great shows that air on HBO, Netflix, and Disney +. But if you want to ease your load of stress at the end of a long day, watching a dark drama may not be your best option.
I ran out of television options. After ten months of lockdown, living alone, and looking for entertainment every night to keep me company while doing routine tasks for GNN on my laptop, this editor was NO OPTIONS.
Earlier this month, while clicking into the depths of Amazon Prime, I came across a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting) series that has brought me so much joy and hope for the future.
The first thing you can appreciate is the beautiful Canadian landscape, from the mountains to remote ports and inland to a unique saltwater lake … But that doesn’t matter.
In each episode, you can follow the friendly Canadian comedian Jonny Harris as he visits fun-loving locals in remote small towns. His travels are fun and moving.
All of these towns were fighting after the closure of factories or mines, or when railways and roads were diverted. But Jonny always discovers the good news.
Best of all, after immersing himself in the lives of local characters and unearthing the tales in these small towns, Jonny writes and delivers an exciting comedy routine about his experiences.
Is named Still stands“But some of the cities are not just standing, they are thriving in ever colorful ways.
Season 6, which features Jonny’s latest cross-country road trip, was filmed in 2019 and premiered in October 2020 on CBC and CBC Gem. It featured the town of Pelee Island, Ontario.
I just finished a fascinating episode about Cobalt, Ontario, which in the 1900s was the third largest silver producer in the world.
The silver mines were abandoned, most of the miners carried on, but what was left as waste could soon be a boon to the former mining town. The silver industry dumped its by-products on the nearby property: rock dust heavily mixed with cobalt, the element used to make lithium batteries needed for everything from our phones to computers to electric cars. The funny comedy he wrote about this place did not disappoint.
One of the best episodes I have seen so far. features Wilberforce, Ontario, the “geographic caching capital of Canada.”
If you’re not in the Great White North, you can stream the first four seasons on Amazon Prime right now. As you get closer to the end of season four, if you’re like me, you’ll crave more.
Still stands Host Jonny Harris, also a producer and co-writer on the show, is best known for his role on the detective series Murdoch Mysteries, now in its 14th season on CBC.
CLOCK a scene where he meets some older people for a drink and then turns it into humor …
SHARE the always upbeat show on social media to make your friends laugh …