JPod debuts on CBC

I’m looking forward to the premiere of JPod on CBC TV. There’s a site with cast and crew bios, links to sites for the book, the book’s wiki, and Douglas Coupland, and other fun things related to the program.

I’ve been a big fan of Coupland’s since reading Microserfs, and while I prefer this book over JPod, even though the settings are similar, it’s still fun to see something of Coupland’s realized on screen.

This isn’t the first, however. Everything’s Gone Green is a 2006 film with an original screenplay by Coupland. I really enjoyed it when I saw it at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

In a nutshell, JPod is about Ethan and his coworkers (all of whose names have a “J” in it), his parents, and the various hijinks that ensue. If it’s anything like the book, the 13 episodes of JPod the series is going to be fun!

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2 Comments on “JPod debuts on CBC”

  1. Raugi Yu says:

    Hi all, Raugi Yu here. I play Kam Fong on jPod. Okay, so you have heard that jPod has not been picked up for a second season by CBC. I got the call a couple of days ago about it.

    At first I was upset and disappointed and immediately thought of the great times and experiences I had shooting jPod and how much I would take from that…There was one problem though…I kept wondering why. Why not have a season 2? I started to hear what others were saying. I heard anger, resentment and frustration. So many of you my friends along with thousands, yes thousands, of strangers have expressed outrage over the cancellation of jPod.

    I got angry too.

    One may think that, “Sure, I’d be angry too if I lost a steady gig like that”. Well that’s not what I’m angry about. Gigs come and go. It is no huge hardship for me to go back to auditioning and booking and living my life as an actor. It is my passion. No. It angers me that the CBC our nation’s television station (yes I know among other things) chooses to cancel a show that is so cutting edge, fun, smart and CANADIAN. So many viewers have gleaned joy from watching jPod week after week. We look forward to it; I dare say we yearn for it.

    I’d like to go down swinging. Many of you, who know me well, know that I am quite a loner and I don’t ask for help often even when I need it. I guess I‘m asking now.

    I’m a pretty chilled out go with the flow kind of guy, but I recognize that there are times in my life when I’ve got to fight. In surveying the land I recognize that I need a lot of help.

    If you feel you can, please call CBC at: 1-866-306-4636, choose option 1 for English programming and choose option 1 again for the “Attendant” then ask for “Audience Services”. Audience Services will answer and at that point tell them how you feel about jPod being cancelled and how you would like to see a season 2.

    OR
    E-mail them at http://www.cbc.ca/contact/

    I alone can reach out to all of you and if all of you can reach even 2 people and we get that people ball rolling…we could possibly be jamming up some phone lines at CBC. Am I being naïve and hopeful? I hope so; it feels better than lying down and taking it.

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of you for watching the show and for all the great things you’ve all been saying about it.

    Longevity and persistence is the key. Phone or e-mail, if you can do it everyday.

    I send my love to you all and just to be clear, that love stays whether you phone, e-mail, write or not.

    Thank you all!
    Raugi Yu
    A.K.A Kam Fong

  2. […] cbc, jpod, kam fong, raugi yu Imagine my surprise when I checked my dashboard and saw this comment… from Raugi Yu, who played Kam Fong in the now-canceled jPod. I was just as surprised when […]


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