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Link: Two of a Kind a must-see documentary on twins

From James Bawden:

Twins Documentary Gets Double The Exposure
It’s entirely right that filmmaker Leora Eisen’s new must-see documentary on identical twins should get a double exposure on both CBC-TV and the Documentary channel. The shorter 42-minute version is on first –on The Nature Of Things CBC Thursday night at 8. Then there’s a longer, more substantial version running on the Documentary channel starting November 30 –it’s on during a free preview week. I’m not giving away too much by saying Eisen is herself a twin and she documents meticulously her relationship with her twin Linda Lewis who was suffering from leukemia during the filming. Continue reading.

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Tonight: Rick Mercer Report, 22 Minutes, Blackstone

Rick Mercer Report, CBC
Rick is in Burnaby, B.C., training with the Canada’s Olympic medal winning Women’s National Soccer Team; Rick also goes to Nova Scotia to partake in the annual blueberry harvest.

22 Minutes, CBC
Martin Short tells 22 Minutes which Canadian star memoirs he’d like to read; zombies take over in a Walking Dead parody and the tables turn on a professional pick-up artist.

Blackstone, APTN
Andy makes a friend amongst his enemies. Leona urges Stu to investigates a case. Victor seeks financial opportunity for Blackstone.


Tonight: Murdoch Mysteries, Package Deal, Strange Empire

Murdoch Mysteries, CBC
After the skeleton of a murdered police officer is found in the station house basement, Murdoch’s investigation leads him to suspect his own colleagues.

Package Deal, City
Kim is relieved she’ll no longer be Sheldon’s “punching bag” when Ryan introduces his new girlfriend, Beth, to the group. However, Sheldon ends up taking a liking to her – until Kim discovers Beth has a secret that the brothers wouldn’t approve of. Meanwhile, Danny becomes his new boss’s drinking buddy in order to get on her good side.

Strange Empire, CBC
Rebecca believes amputation is the only hope for Thomas’s survival; the girls stumble on cattle rustlers and spend a night in terror.

Link: The strangeness of Strange Empire is its brilliance

From John Doyle:

The thing about Strange Empire (CBC, 9 p.m.), which continues to blast along exultantly, is that it sets out to upend expectations and at the same time is soft-hearted and gee-whiz good-natured.

Tonight’s powerful episode (directed by Anne Wheeler, written by Jackie May) has several key scenes and twists that more or less justify the on-screen warning of adult scenes, violence and so forth. Last week’s episode and tonight’s contain serious shifts in the narrative. In the hallucinatory-strange western outpost where events unfold, in 1869 somewhere in Alberta near the border with Montana, a woman, Kat (Cara Gee), is now the sheriff. Last week the dangerous buffoon Sheriff Little decided that in wanting himself a whore, he could view all the women there as whores. Continue reading.

CBC's Canada's Smartest Person premieres tonight. Have you downloaded the app yet?

Tonight: Heartland, Canada’s Smartest Person, Mohawk Girls

Heartland, CBC
A school project opens a door to Georgie’s past that could ultimately change her life at Heartland.

Canada’s Smartest Person season finale, CBC
Four participants are faced with challenges that redefine what it means to be smart. With special guests Measha Brueggergosman and Bob Rae.

Mohawk Girls, Omni1
Mohawk Girls centres around four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world. Torn between family pressure, tradition, obligation and the intoxicating freedom of the “outside world,” this fabulous foursome is on a mission to find happiness… and to find themselves. (Mohawk Girls airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on APTN)