Sunday, March 02, 2014

Spring TV 2014 ~ TV Show Listing for Watching TV Online in Canada


I know it's a bit early to call it "spring", but I'm ready for warmer weather and will prompt it if I have to! On the TV side of things, we had a huge influx of new and returning shows after the Olympics. Taking that into consideration I'm settling into spring early and therefore this post will have new and continuing show starting from late February through to all of May. You can see the Winter 2014 list here if you are looking for older shows.

As always, this list will be updated weekly as new shows become available at their legitimate Canadian Broadcasters websites including CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV, Space, Showcase, Slice and Food Network.

The shows included here are the ones I am interested in checking out, and FYI my TV tastes veer to the science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and occasional straight-up drama. I strongly prefer long-arc centric series that feature good-spirited characters, but there a few exceptions. In terms of non-fiction/reality shows many competition series based in the arts, sports or food and of course paranormal investigations. It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: I love Canadian TV and am always happy to try out and share Canadian shows of any genre. To get a sampling of the shows I'm looking forward to, check out my vlogs for New and Returning TV for March, and my TV Musings Playlist for more TV awesomeness.

Shows that play through the entire Fall/Winter/Spring will be included in this list in addition to their respective Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 lists.

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Can't find what you are looking for? Try the individual Canadian TV broadcasters websites video pages:
Also check out the site Free Internet TV Canada, which has an amazing A-Z listing of shows.

For online-only viewers, we do have to contend with the strong change in online viewing from TV station sites from open access to log in if you are a cable subscriber. It's quite an adjustment to have less episodes tend to be available and the window to watch them is smaller; they still tend to be up the day after airing on TV but now often only last a week and with 1 episode available to watch at a time. This appears to be the new norm for CTV, Global and CityTV. Thankfully CBC still has seasons and seasons of shows to enjoy without restrictions, and Showcase and Slice still has full seasons of Canadian and Canadian co-pro's available to watch online.

If there is a Canadian channel that streams TV shows you'd like added, just leave a comment below and I'll update the list. There are a few shows that aren't available online in Canada like Supernatural , The Originals, Reign and The Walking Dead. Other shows are online but locked (such as Vikings Season 2).  The new norm for a lot of shows is to be only available for 1 week starting the day after they air, unless you have a cable subscription and can log into the TV station website. Plan your viewing accordingly :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* A few online viewing options do not have a specific page for watching a singular show, but rather a video player for watching any of their offerings. In those cases I've put the link to the broadcasters website, as opposed to the show. Then either select the show if it's displayed prominently, or click their video library, select your show, the season and then the episode.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Winter TV 2014 ~ Where to Watch TV Shows Online in Canada


Welcome to 2014! With the new year we have a whole new set of TV shows coming to us enjoy. TV times have really changed and we have lots of shows that normally air in the Winter, as well as some that are coming to Winter timeslots for the first time. There are so many shows out there, and so many from the Fall that got picked up that it's pretty overwhelming. I may not be watching as much but I will still keep this list up to date.

This list will be updated throughout the winter as new shows become available at their legitimate Canadian Broadcasters websites including CBC, CTV, Global, CityTV, Space, Showcase, Slice and Food Network.

For online-only viewers, you may have noticed the trend and change in online viewing from TV station sites from open access to log in if you are a cable subscriber. It's quite an adjustment as less episodes tend to be available and the window to watch them is smaller; they still tend to be up the day after airing on TV but now often only last a week and with 1 episode available to watch at a time. This appears to be the new norm for CTV, Global and CityTV. Thankfully CBC still has seasons and seasons of shows to enjoy without restrictions, and Showcase still has full seasons of Canadian and Canadian co-pro's available to watch online.

The shows included here are the ones I am interested in checking out, and FYI my TV tastes include science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and the occasional straight-up drama. I strongly prefer long-arc centric series that feature good-spirited characters, but there a few exceptions. In terms of non-fiction/reality shows many competition series based in the arts or sport way find it's way here along a few food shows and paranormal investigations. And of course Canadian TV always catches my eye. To get a sampling of the shows I'm looking forward to, check out my vlogs for New and Returning TV. For shows which season is Fall/Winter I will also include it on this list in addition to the Fall 2013 List.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Can't find what you are looking for? Try the individual Canadian TV broadcasters websites video pages:
If there is a Canadian channel that streams TV shows you'd like added, just leave a comment below and I'll update the list. There are a few shows that aren't available online in Canada like Supernatural , The Originals, Reign and The Walking Dead . Remember now the new norm for a lot of shows is to be only available for 1 week starting the day after they air, unless you have a cable subscription and can log into the TV station website. Plan your viewing accordingly :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* A few online viewing options do not have a specific page for watching a singular show, but rather a video player for watching any of their offerings. In those cases I've put the link to the broadcasters website, as opposed to the show. Then either select the show if it's displayed prominently, or click their video library, select your show, the season and then the episode.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

My Year in Books: 2013



Looking back at 2013 is different than any other year for me. I usually love to do reflections, but looking back at anything in 2013 I see everything in the context of that it was the year my Mom passed away. This feels particularly strong when it comes to books as we talked about them a lot and we would swap books and share recommendations, especially in the past several years. We didn't always agree on what we thought happened, who we were rooting for or eer what books we liked, but from Twilight to Uglies to Vampire Academy to Strange Angels we went through many a series.

Mom was a huge fan of the Women of the Otherworld series, and I am very happy that I finally read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong so we could talk about the book and chat all about the casting for the upcoming TV series. Another book I know she would have loved was The Giver by Lois Lowry, and I wish I had read it earlier as I know she would have loved it. The concepts in it were very much like the ones we had discussed and both had thought about when we each of us were kids but never knew.

Although I read quite a few books last year, those are the only two that really matter to me because they will always remind me of my Mom.

Photo Cred: Jamie Ridler

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Kickin' It Old School Day 31: Celebrate!

I'm so exciting that Kickin' It Old Skool has been kicking it  in such an awesome way.  We've persisted through no internet for a third of it, but that didn't stop us!  It just goes to show that if you want to make it happen, there is a way to do it.

On this last day of the challenge, i want to celebrate that we were able to make it happen all the way through with memes, pictures and stories.  To celebrate making new friends and rekindling to blog friends from years and years ago.

Congratulations everyone!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

One Sentence Saturday: I Love This Quote ~ Kickin' It Old Skool Day #21


Today is Day #21 the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon we are sharing a quote we love. Here is mine:

"You only have to do it the first time once"

It's also my quote! I said this way back when I was in school and worried about finding my classes. Then I realized I only had to find them the first time once, and I'd know where they are! Over the years I've realized this applies to so many situations, and I quote it a fair amount.

I feel like also adding this first-ness to yesterdays Firsts Meme, but then I realized that was the *first* prompt I missed. Something kind of funny about that - so I'm going to let it be and keeping to the rules of: Be Nice, Have Fun. :)

This December Jamie and I are bringing the fun back to blogging with old skool prompts every day! Join us here to get in on the fun of the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

What's In Your Bag: Kickin' It Old Skool Day #19

Today is Day #19 the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon we are sharing: 10 Things Currently In Our Bag.  Here goes!

10 Things In My Bag:

  1. My hat. It's really my summer hat, and up until last weekend I was still wearing it.
  2. Tissues
  3. A ziploc bag with Spenda packets
  4. A powder compact
  5. The piece of paper with the box count on it from The Move
  6. More Splenda packets
  7. 2 pens
  8. Another ziploc bag with 1 Spenda packet in it
  9. Some Tums that I got for free at the CNE
  10. My passport
That feels pretty boring! I've changed from carrying a lot with me, to not carrying much with me and I think it shows.

This December Jamie and I are bringing the fun back to blogging with old skool prompts every day! Join us here to get in on the fun of the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Make a Wish: Kickin' It Old Skool Day #18

Today is Day #18 the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon we are making a wish.

I wish I could get out to the library.

This December Jamie and I are bringing the fun back to blogging with old skool prompts every day! Join us here to get in on the fun of the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon!

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Free Association: Kickin' It Old Skool Day #17


Today is Day #17 the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon we are going super old skool with Free Association. I love these! Even though I am a big late, I still love these :)

  1. River - Free
  2. Fresh - Flower
  3. Escape - the Night
  4. Moment - Silence
  5. Night - -y Night

This December Jamie and I are bringing the fun back to blogging with old skool prompts every day! Join us here to get in on the fun of the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-a-thon!

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