Tag Archives: The Firm

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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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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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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