In the news: The Border’s first-episode ratings

From Reuters Canada:

  • CBC crime drama enjoys impressive debut
    “The newest drama from the public broadcaster drew an impressive 710,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data, when it bowed Monday night against ABC’s “Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” on rival CTV.” Read more.
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3 thoughts on “In the news: The Border’s first-episode ratings”

  1. I couldn’t disagree more. ‘The Border’ is another huge miss as far as I’m concerned. First off, enough with the jerky camera movement. That was passe about 8 weeks after NYPD Blue did it back in the early nineties. Second, surely the writers could come up with a more compelling and original storyline than Muslims detained at an airport. Thirdly, I was ready to strangle the supporting actor who chomped on food incessantly throughout the show. All in all: mundane, banal and way too simplistic and unoriginal. And what producer made the call not to introduce the American actress from ‘Miami Vice’ until episode two. Let’s hope this puppy dies a quick death and the CBC has the wisdom to sink its budget into a third season of ‘Intelligence’ which is wonderful drama and should be supported.

  2. I completely agree with Bill. Very old fashioned and totally cliched & unbelievable. Badly cast, dreadful script, & the ending – in obligatory slow mo – well, you get the gist. Obligatory decoy nerd who can’t stop eating, jerky camera, old fashioned music (get the guy/gal from Intelligence immediately!). How the CBC can tout this drek instead of the cancelled Intelligence sums up why drama at the mother corp is destined for the tank.

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