Comments and queries for the week of January 27

Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience among top TV nominations for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

X Company belongs in the best drama series list. Of all the Canadian series I watch, I think it was the best last year, followed by Orphan Black and Vikings, the latter of which is now interestingly not in the international category anymore. The comedy category is really strong too this year but I have to give my nod to Kim’s Convenience which is a refreshingly funny and original multi-generational comedy with well-drawn characters. —Alicia


Kim’s Convenience: Ins Choi can take pride in this debut

Honestly, one of the best things CBC has produced in a long time. I haven’t laughed this hard in years. I hope it has a long run. —Fred


Photo gallery: First look at CBC’s Pure

Looks like a mess. The Mennonites involved in drug smuggling were Mexican Mennonites, people ultimately of Dutch origin. They even use a wheel of Mexican Mennonite cheese stuffed with drugs in their promos.

Old Order Mennonites however, are of Swiss/Southern German origin. They don’t even speak the same language as Mexican Mennonites (Pennsylvania Dutch as opposed to Plattdeutsch) and wouldn’t be part of the same communities, as they have very different cultures and rules.

This is like lumping in Italian Canadians from Toronto with some Newfoundlanders because they are both Catholic. —Ivriniel

 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of 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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