I remember the day we got cable television - I was 12, I remember getting off the school bus and running down the meadow, throwing open the door, rushing to the TV and twisting the dial to find more that the CBC... it was momentous. I can also remember the day we got dial up internet, and the very first day I watched satellite TV.
Growing up around the bay, there were few planned activities to partake in outside the summer months, so for the most part you made your own entertainment...... I spent many hours traipsing over the bog picking berries, skipping, hopscotch and red rover, sliding in the meadow, on Ski-Doo and ATV, sitting at the egde of the government wharf catching Tom Cods and Conners, looking in tide pools, walking round the harbour with my friends, and in the evenings I playing growl with my grandparents.
Now I can't really discuss Newfoundland entertainment and leave out......
Great Big Sea - one of the provinces best know musical groups (front man Alan Doyle was in Robin Hood with Russell Crowe)
Republic of Doyle a comedy drama about a father-son team of private investigators, currently in its 4th season on CBC.
AND The Once, currently one of my favorite local bands. I've seen them in show a bunch of times and will be sure to see them a bunch more :)