In the news: CBC’s cliched comedy

From Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette:

  • Radical rethink at CBC coughs up some seriously clichéd comedy
    “Audacious, yes, and for that we give the CBC bonus points. But coherent, clever, comic? Not so much. And let’s just say jPod stars Alan Thicke (yes, that Alan Thicke) and Carol Jarlewski will never be confused for Californication’s David Duchovny and Weeds’s Mary-Louise Parker, although they are cast in similar roles. And that Natalie Brown, playing the mercurial talent agent in Sophie, will never, ever make us forget the most fab Jeremy Piven, playing the mercurial talent agent in Entourage.” Read more.
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2 thoughts on “In the news: CBC’s cliched comedy”

  1. Mr. Brownstein, in the future I sincerely hope that you remember that there are Canadian TV fans out there who don’t watch American TV and don’t have a clue as to what the hell you are referring to.

  2. Really? I mean….really?

    Don’t watch American TV at all?

    I can buy people who don’t watch TV. I’m just not sure I buy that there is any great mass of people who watch only Canadian TV. At least, en anglais. Quebec en Francais, that’s a different bowl of poutine altogether.

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