'Wish I had side-by-side televisions': How to take in debate night

As the first leaders' debate gets underway in Toronto Thursday evening, Canada's political powerhouses face some sure-to-be-good-TV competition the U.S. on the same night.

1st leaders' debate airs the same night as the Republicans face off in the United States

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper arrives for the leaders' debate in Toronto on Thursday night. Many have started their own debate online over the best way to watch it. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

As the first leaders' debate gets underway in Toronto Thursday evening, Canada's political powerhouses face some sure-to-be-good TV competition from the U.S. on the same night. 

And in true social media fashion, people watching at home are tweeting how they plan to watch with a lot of decisions to make.

The Republican debate in Ohio features front-runner Donald Trump tonight while Comedy Central airs the final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. ET.

The current events triple threat has left Twitter users contemplating what to watch, weighing the pros and cons of each. 

Past Canadian debates have been criticized for being boring. Some were hoping for a little more excitement this time, even if it meant providing it themselves. 

Though the Canadian debate might not be as entertaining as the Republican debate to the south, many argued it is more important.

Others have been extensively detailing what they plan to drink to make it through the battle. 

And even though the campaign has just begun, some just want it to be over already. 


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