Again this year, TV made us experience a wide range of emotions. Whether in the depth of its characters or the dramatic plots of its fiction, by bringing us the often disturbing news and by being at the forefront of major sporting events, or even by creating excitement in its reality shows, the TV transports us. A very personal summary in 20 television moments of 2022.

What went through the actor’s head when he took to the stage to punch Chris Rock? We all thought it was a bad joke. But no, the lion has released its claws and shown a very bad example (and, who knows, a dark side of itself?).

Véronique Cloutier shed light on a disorder that affects 50% of the population almost silently and, until recently, almost without support. His epilogue when the Minister of Health Christian Duguay confirms to Véronique free access to bio-identical hormones is a great victory.

Claudia Bouvette became BBC’s first secret boss. She dithered between several strategies. The saga ended when one of his allies, Marc-Antoine Dequoy, was eliminated. The boss’s plan completely failed without her being able to tell.

The reporters in Russia covering the war in Ukraine have courage. No journalist is trained to cover the atrocities of war. No civilians either. I am thinking in particular of Marie-Ève ​​Bédard and Tamara Alteresco of Radio-Canada. In addition, Putin tried to muzzle them.

During dinner, the singer who had the strength to denounce her attacker, Guy Cloutier, in 2004, long before the movement

Gathering almost 1.8 million viewers is a feat. Especially in this age of multiple platforms and on-the-go listening. Luc Dionne kept us hooked for six seasons with dense plots and endearing characters.

She was one of the public’s favorite candidates. Her performances were impeccable vocally and there was an energy and charisma that radiated from her performances. She was also well liked by her roommates. His departure was also a shock for some and was felt for several weeks.

In May, this palliative care worker from Saguenay surprised everyone with the power of her voice. She even dared to dip into the repertoire of her idol Celine Dion. At 50, this woman is proof that you should never give up on your dreams. For the finale, she interpreted The Show Must Go On and moved the gallery. From January, she will participate in the America’s Got Talent: All Stars edition. Proof that she made an impression.

The disjointed intervention of Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge during the Evening of Gemini caused unease. We first believed in a joke, which did not however appear in the course of the gala. A settling of scores that prompted the host to apologize and admit that he needed to take a distance to think about his health.

CTV National News anchor Lisa LaFlamme was fired last summer after a 35-year career and more than 20 years working for the bulletin. Her dismissal created an outcry from those who feared she had been sidelined because of her gray hair, suggesting a decision motivated as much by ageism as sexism.

For 46 years, he told us the news on TVA. He was the trusted man of Quebecers. We should also note other departures: the retirement of Denis Lévesque who closed the light in his studio for the last time, that of Claude Mailhot after 50 years at RDS, then the departure of Denis Gagné from L’Épicerie, another much appreciated reference. .

One of our legendary series, set at the beginning of the last century. To avoid offending some people, the Netflix giant removed the episode where Ovila, to play one of the Three Kings of the nursery, wore the “blackface”. Our mores have changed fortunately, but we must not erase history. When we represent it, it is with the knowledge of an era and not our current values ​​to disguise it.

Hard knocks for the galas in Quebec. TVA took advantage of the pandemic to put an end to the big evening where the public underlined its love for its artists. Then, the state company cut off the gala from the cinema, which was struggling to find its audience. The galas remain a promotional tool to make our culture shine, let’s not forget that.

It’s hard to do reality TV these days. Three candidates were expelled. The sponsors fled the boat. We were dealing with negative leaders. But this kind of competition fuels temperamental beings and bickering. This is what keeps us hooked even if it confronts us in our values. A precedent has been set. Let’s see what the future holds.

As we have said several times this fall, Chouchou tackled a delicate subject: a teacher who falls in love with her student. The representation of this consenting relationship could have fallen into moralism or bad taste, but Simon Boulerice treated it with discernment and a lot of humanity.

First, it was a big blow from the France Beaudoin team to celebrate Dominique Michel’s 90th birthday. For the occasion, the great singer-songwriter Diane Juster made a rare presence on TV. A performance noticed by all generations.

I am often blown away by the performances of dancers who surpass themselves every year and at every stage of the competition. We have seen perilous revolutions, movements as audacious as they are creative, risk-taking. We also witnessed poetic moments. We were told stories through well-executed choreographies like Alice in Wonderland.

The beauty of the Masked Singers concept is the surprise it creates when they are unmasked. This was the case for Véronique Béliveau, who has preferred shade to light for several years. However, she is still so magnificent and remains one of our great voices. A very nice catch from the team. We are delighted that she has lent herself to the game.

This high-budget, high-quality series has always had its critics. The creators are criticized for having taken sides, especially in this 5th opus, and for having cut corners a little. It describes the attitude of the royal family towards Diana. The producers and Netflix are criticized for lacking in delicacy and respect by broadcasting the series when the queen has just breathed her last.

It was in a thrilling final that Argentina beat France at the Soccer World Cup. Messi has become a god. An estimated 4.5 billion viewers were at the end of their chairs until the final shots.