Canada has never been known for making great TV shows. Yes, we have had Corner Gas, but really "The Beachcombers" don't cut it and either does "The Littlest Hobo" (sorry Jayson). Now, the CBC is dipping its foot into reality television. If "Making the Cut" wasn't bad enough, the Mother Corp is diving into its only strength--hockey--and giving us "Battle of the Blades". Yes, a hockey player is going to team up with a figure skater and then let you Canadians decide the winner. This is Canada's version of "Dancing with the Stars". Wasn't there a movie about a former hockey player and a figure skater making it big. Is Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy McElroy from "Blades of Glory" making an appearance.
I have no interest in seeing Stephane Richer, Ron Duguay, Glenn Anderson or the others in those outlandish figure skating costumes. How about Tie Domi! Does anyone have a major league interest in this? Who thought this up? Seriously! Is this the best the CBC can give us? Sadly, we all know the answer. This will make "The Border" look like 24!".
Thank god for Sunday and Monday night football is all I have to say.