jPod is...um...strange. I've heard much about Douglas Coupland but haven't read his books. One Vancouver metblogger said people "people either embrace [Coupland's willful uniqueness] whole heartedly or hate with a passion of a million burning suns." I didn't embrace jPod wholeheartedly, neither did I hate it, but I did wonder why I was watching and why I kept coming back after flipping around during the commercials. Perhaps it was that the plot was so weird, within a believable reality, that it was compelling. Or I had to see how they would eventually get rid of the body. Or maybe it was the disbelief of seeing Vancouver buried in snow that kept me glued to see if it really was Vancouver or somewhere else. Still, I kept asking myself why I stayed with it.
I'm still out on this one. Unlike with The Border last night, CBC didn't show a preview of next week's show (why, oh why, do Canadian broadcasters not do this consistently unlike American ones -- it's a good way of getting people to tune in the next week). It doesn't have the colour palette of Pushing Daisies, another quirky show that's both comedic and dramatic, but it does have watchable characters and conflicts. So maybe I'll give it another go and see how I like it.