Critics Vote: Top 10 Canadian Shows of 2014

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It’s been a big year in Canadian television. With budget cuts at the public broadcaster, reality shows taking over the summer schedules, new shows emerging and established shows coming to an end, it was no easy feat to narrow down the best in show. Let alone the Top 10 Canadian Shows of 2014.

But that’s exactly what we did, with the help of 19 esteemed television critics and writers from across Canada. They were tasked with coming up with their own individual Top 10 lists (located below), which were then ranked according to a points system: 10 points for No. 1, 9 points for No. 2, 8 points for No. 3 and so on.

Living up to its vast critical acclaim, Bell Media’s Orphan Black and star Tatiana Maslany took the top spot with a whopping 153 points, landing on almost every single critic’s list across the board. Shaw’s Vikings found itself sailing into a similar position at No. 2, with a final score of 96 points. Rounding out the Top 3 with 70 points was the sophomore season of The Amazing Race Canada, which took contestants outside the country this year and soared to record ratings.

The TV Junkies’ First Annual Canadian TV Critics Choice Awards:

1. ORPHAN BLACK, Space

Total Points: 153

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2. VIKINGS, History

Total Points: 96

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3. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, CTV

Total Points: 70

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4. STRANGE EMPIRE, CBC

Total Points: 67

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5. MURDOCH MYSTERIES, CBC

Total Points: 55

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6. SENSITIVE SKIN, HBO Canada

Total Points: 53

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7. REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, CBC

Total Points: 46

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8. ROOKIE BLUE, Shaw Media

Total Points: 45

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9. Lost Girl, Showcase

Total Points: 40

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10. 19-2, Bravo

Total Points: 38

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11. Motive, 31 points
12. MasterChef Canada, 26 points
13. Call Me Fitz, 25 points
14. (tie) Seed, 21 points
14. (tie) Rick Mercer Report, 21 points
14. (tie) Defiance, 21 points
14. (tie) Continuum, 21 points
15. Remedy, 17.5 points
16. (tie) George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, 16 points
16. (tie) Blackstone, 16 points
17. (tie) Ice Pilots NWT, 15 points
17. (tie) Haven, 15 points
18. Bitten, 13.5 points
19. Dragons’ Den, 13 points
20. 22 Minutes, 10 points
21. (tie) The Ron James Show, 9 points
22. (tie) Canada’s Smartest Person, 9 points
23. (tie) Working the Engels, 8 points
23. (tie) Degrassi, 8 points
24. 16 x 9, 7 points
25. (tie) Top Chef Canada, 6 points
25. (tie) Doc Zone, 6 points
25. (tie) Big Brother Canada, 6 points
26. (tie) You Gotta Eat Here!, 5 points
26. (tie) Saving Hope, 5 points
26. (tie) Mr. D, 5 points
26. (tie) Heartland, 5 points
27. Hope for Wildlife, 4 points
28. (tie) Trailer Park Boys, 3 points
28. (tie) Chopped Canada, 3 points
28. (tie) Arctic Air, 3 points
29. (tie) Wild Canada (The Nature of Things), 2 points
29. (tie) The Listener, 2 points
29. (tie) Spun Out, 2 points
30. (tie) Highway Thru Hell, 1 points
30. (tie) Hard Rock Medical, 1 points

 

HOW WE VOTED:

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