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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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Criss-Crossing the English & French Talent…

  Since everyone likes a trilogy (um, they do, don’t they?) this’ll be my third and final post looking at aspects of the whole English-French dichotomy in Canadian film & TV. At least, the final one for now, until something … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Series Part 2 (Saving Hope and Continuum)

Continuing my little re-consideration of Saving Hope and Continuum after a half dozen episodes… Continuum is a sci-fi action series about a female cop (played by American actress Rachel Nichols) from the future, marooned in modern times, hunting future terrorists … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Series Part 1 (Saving Hope and Continuum)

  I keep bouncing around in my posts between talking about movies, and talking about TV, of focusing on specific programs, and focusing on broader abstract issues relating to “the biz”. Primarily with a focus on Canadian culture and “pop” … 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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Ideas for Great Canadian Stories…with international twists!

  Every Canada Day I promise myself I’ll write some suitably appropriate post — and then I end up scrambling at the last minute to come up with something (and, yes, I realize this blog wasn’t around last July 1st, … Continue reading

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So…What’s the Big Deal? And to Who?

Last time I was prattling on (as I’m wont to do) about my recurring theme of Canadian identity in Canadian movies and TV (and, honestly, if I took a little more time with these posts, I’d probably come up with … 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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