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Flashpoint (part 2) — cultural reflections…and the acting vacuum

(Continuing from last time…) Flashpoint‘s cultural legacy will be interesting to ponder. Some viewers (including American ones) suggested there was a tone to Flashpoint that differentiated it from similar American TV series — and they meant this as a compliment. … Continue reading

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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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The Allophone Factor

There is perhaps a bit of intriguing synchronicity to this post — relating as it does, in part, to ethnicity in Canada. A recent controversy has come to light, with revelations involving the new Canadian $100 bill. On it is … 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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Hating Canadian TV — it’s fun, easy, and requires no rational thought

So I was idly perusing a few editorials at the conservative website, Huffington Post – Canada, when… Sorry…what’s that you say? Isn’t Huffington Post considered a liberal website? you ask. No, no, you’re thinking of the American Huffington Post. Some … Continue reading

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Yeah, I’m Writing About “King”…Again.

I’ve written a time or two before about the Canadian TV series King — here, and a bit here, and here — so I wasn’t sure if there was any point in revisiting the topic. But, y’know, there are always those … 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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