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Flashpoint (part 1) — the legacy

The Canadian crime-action TV series Flashpoint is in its final season, so I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect upon it. Flashpoint is a cops n’ robbers series about an elite Strategic Response Unit in Toronto — essentially … Continue reading

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Importing the “Stars”

Last time I wrote a post that ended up sliding — not altogether deliberately — into being partly about the idea of hiring non-Canadian actors for “Canadian” movies. I say “not” deliberate, because it was really just part of a … Continue reading

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Stamp of Approval — or mark of concern?

  The nature of writing posts about recurring topics, and the self-assigned task of (for the moment) trying to post something every few days so that this blog can be seen as vital and active, means I can find myself … Continue reading

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Saving Hope, Continuum, The Listener and…Kimonos: what’s in a (mis)pronunciation among friends, eh?

As I’m sure regular readers of this blog know — I like to set myself up as a bit of a (mild) agitator. And yes — even I pause at that phrase “regular readers”. But people do apparently read this … Continue reading

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The Firm and Others — how perspective colours reviews

I’m intrigued by the mechanism of storytelling. Just as a biologist is fascinated by how and why a living organism functions, I’m intrigued by how and why a story works (or doesn’t work). That’s part of why I do my … Continue reading

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Combat Hospital, KIA…and the “war” for Canadian content

So…a funny thing happened on the way to a successful Canadian TV industry. The industry, such as it is, said: No Thanks. News came down a few weeks ago that Global TV’s military-medical drama, Combat Hospital, has been cancelled. So … Continue reading

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