Where Were They Then?: Ryan Gosling Headlined a Canadian Teen Sitcom Set on a Cruise Ship. (Really.)

The Set

Much as I might like to defend every slur thrown at Canada, land of my birth, it's tough to stick up for the television industry. Half the time, it's painfully earnest ("Degrassi," "Due North"); when it's not, as in the cruise ship-set "Breaker High," it's going out of its way to pretend it's not Canadian at all. Nice try, guys, but our accent gives us away — even the accent Ryan Gosling, who starred in "Breaker High," is still trying to disguise. Here he is pre-"Drive," scheming to get on the hockey team, as all Canadians do at some point in their lives.