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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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English-language Remakes — the pros and le mal

A recent press release by the CBC announced, among other things, that they’ve green lit an English-language adaptation of a successful Quebec TV crime-police series — 19-2. Now, on one hand, that can be seen as good. It’s a way … 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 “King” is dead…and the right way to end a cancelled TV series

I’ve written more than once about the Canadian TV mystery-drama, King — citing it as, in my opinion, one of the best shows currently on TV. Not, mind you, simply, one of the best Canadian shows, but one of the … Continue reading

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The Canadian Identity Conundrum (Part 2)…from Seeing Things to King (and Johnny Depp, too!)

  Continuing from my last post, and musing about the notion of how some Canadian movies and TV shows are desperate not to admit they are Canadian (the filmmakers practically peeing-in-their-pants scared of the occasional “eh?” slipping from an actor’s … Continue reading

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The Canadian Identity Conundrum (Part 1)…from Arctic Air to How She Move

  This post (the first of a “two parter”) will wrap up my recent series of posts looking at the use and depiction of culture and cultural identity in pop culture — and specifically Canadian movies and television. I’d say this … Continue reading

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When Good Shows Go Bad (Sort of) — King and musings on the pitfalls of writing episodic TV

Because I can be a slow writer — often drafting a post, then sitting on it for a bit so I can go over it again — that gap between when I set out to write something and the time … 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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Is Canadian TV Getting Some Much Needed Rain?

Looking at recent Canadian TV ratings, one can get an inkling of how farmers must feel. I mean, farmers toil away, month after month, season after season, doing the same thing, the same way, every time…and due to factors they … Continue reading

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