Our Favourites from 2017

Our Favourite Things

Tuesday, December 26, 2017



Wow, hard to believe another year is coming to a close. It's been a busy one for us here at Super Channel. We've seen some pretty significant changes to our service in 2017 – including the additions of Vault – our channel of fan favourite films, and Ginx – Canada's only 24-hour esports channel.

We're proud of the collection of outstanding shows that our Programming Directors continue to find and bring to our network. I think we had something to appeal to almost every type of viewer in 2017; and that's reflected in the titles I'm sharing with you here.

I asked members of our staff to pick a favourite show that they watched on Super Channel this year, and their answers were quite diverse. Many of them struggled to choose just 1, which I suppose is a good problem to have, and really speaks to the quality of shows we carry.

So here's a special selection of what we loved in 2017 – if you haven't seen them yet, maybe you'll have the chance to watch over the holidays on Super Channel on Demand. Let us know what your favourites were too – we love to hear your feedback! After all, you're the reason we're here.

Thanks to everyone out there who is a subscriber – we truly appreciate and value your support. And we look forward to bringing you another dynamic year of television in 2018. Happy viewing!

Amal Mahmoud, Financial Accountant
Acceptable Risk
It satisfies my love for a good mystery. I also like that it is only 6 Episodes so it doesn’t get too boring with unnecessary details.

Melissa Kajpust, Director of Programming
Wow – this critically acclaimed series delivers in every way. Set in the late 1700s and centred around two warring brothels, Harlots is simply exceptional TV! You will be hooked after the first episode, and desperate to find out what happens to these vindictive “ladies”.

Jelle Spijker, Senior Designer
Berlin Station
With two seasons of Berlin Station available on Super Channel and the third one just green lit for production, this thrilling spy series is destined to vie for the top drama spot currently held by Homeland. With intricate multiple storylines, compelling characters and not to mention beautiful scenery, this series has every ingredient for must-see TV in abundance.

Kimberley Ball, Director, Media Relations and Sponsorship
Get Shorty
This dark comedy about a hitman trying to make a movie in Hollywood and ultimately escape his life of crime, has a little bit of everything. The casting is spot-on, not only with Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano doing amazing jobs in the leads, but with every character adding something entertaining to the story. The writing is fantastic as well. The series will appeal to anyone who likes series like Fargo and Better Call Saul, with a little bit of heart thrown in. If you are looking for your next binge-worthy series, this is it!

Katie Lee, Director, Consumer Marketing
The Missing | Season 2
This series immediately had me hooked. The dark, yet mesmerizing storyline grips you, leaving questions and a thirst to find out what exactly is going on.

Michael Burgess, Creative Director
British Dramas
Having grown up in the UK, I have a bit of a soft spot for British dramas. They had me spending way too much time in front of the television this year with season 4 of Line of Duty, season 2 of The Missing, and a couple of riveting mini-series – National Treasure and Apple Tree Yard - all superbly written and acted.

Jennifer Whyte, Print/Web Designer
The White Princess
Great follow up to The White Queen. Although only 8 episodes, it’s a beautiful show with a good mix of politics, family and history. At the same time, it’s just a great escape for a few hours. #escapism #rocks

Tom King, Programming Assistant
People Hold On and Sadie’s Last Days on Earth
I picked these 2 titles because they are charming, well written, well-acted and entertaining Canadian films for teens to 18-35. In fact Sadie’s Last Days on Earth (a teen girl getting ready for the end of the world) would make a great teen novel.
People Hold On (friends meet up for an annual lakeside romp and rivalries and new stories could change them forever. Sweet, simple stories for anyone. Think Degrassi meets John Hughes meets Judy Blume with a dash of Canadiana.

Bryan Agoncillo, Content Use Inspector
Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2
I don’t normally like horror series but this one’s just way too funny to ignore.
Also watch a lot of Vault – some favourites include: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Crank, The Fifth Element, Groundhog Day, Matilda

Don McDonald, President and CEO
When Calls the Heart
I watched Season 4 faithfully over the course of 2017. It was a show that both my wife and I enjoyed every week, and we watched with great engagement and interest in the Hearties. I particularly like the wholesomeness of the show and, although predictable at times, it was very nice to escape to a show that was free from violence and overly adult content. It felt very Canadian where everyone was very kind and helpful and gave a good feeling after watching each episode.

Troy Wassill, Director of Programming
World Boxing Super Series
We were lucky enough to get the World Boxing Super Series in 2017 and enjoy some of the best boxing I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t wait for the semi-finals, starting in January 2018!

Kimberley Perdue, Manager, Affiliate Sales & Marketing
We are big Vault fans in our household. One favourite is Stand By Me – this movie so reminded me of a group of friends that I had growing up; some I stay in touch with and some I have no idea what happened to them.