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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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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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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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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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Murdoch: Renewed…Me: Emboldened!

Just a quick post (which is part of the point of a blog — not everything has to be an essay)! A few weeks back there were some shocked industry tongues wagging over the announcement that the Victorian-era crime/mystery series, … Continue reading

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