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Link: CBC’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ goes from stage play to sitcom

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

Link: CBC’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ goes from stage play to sitcom
I enjoyed the characters more than I enjoyed the situations they were placed in, if you know what I mean. While this is a show that definitely is set in the real world, without any sense of heightened reality, the challenge moving forward will be coming up with plausible plot lines that are real enough to not seem too overtly “sitcom-y,” and yet funny enough to keep us coming back. Continue reading. 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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2 thoughts on “Link: CBC’s ‘Kim’s Convenience’ goes from stage play to sitcom”

  1. The ads for this sitcom don’t appeal to me, especially as the characters appear to be very one dimensional. I actually find the trailers cringe inducing. I don’t enjoy sitcoms that characterize a nationality or culture in a manner that plays into our stereotypes and biases. Will this sitcom simply pander to the stereotypes or give audiences pause to think outside the obvious? I’ll have to tune in to find the answer to this question.

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