From Bill Harris of the Toronto Sun:
I was thinking just the other day about how American TV and movie audiences are obsessed with big, wealthy, dynastic families.
It’s a tradition of story-telling that goes back many decades. There’s a fascination with watching a rich family fight amongst themselves. And in recent years the trend has moved into reality TV as well, making celebrities of the Kardashians and their ilk. Continue reading.
From Bill Brioux:
It is a scary, unsettling, riveting hour screened last November at the Canadian International Television Festival in Toronto. It takes viewers into the middle of a bloody school shooting. The opening, 13-minute scene, shot in one continuous take, is a tour-de-force. Continue reading.
From Alex Strachan of Postmedia:
Women inspired The Book of Negroes author
In introducing The Book of Negroes novelist Lawrence Hill, filmmaker Clement Virgo, producer Damon D’Oliveira and actors Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Louis Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr. at the winter meeting of the Television Critics Association, BET Networks president Charlie Jordan Brookins gave a shout-out to “our friends at eOne” for helping put the miniseries together, but somehow neglected to mention CBC. Continue reading.
Lost Girl, Showcase – “Here Comes The Night”
Bo and the gang deal with the aftermath of a storm.
Heartland, CBC – “The Silent Partner”
Amy finds herself in a difficult position when a client reveals that Peter turned down a lucrative job offer in Calgary.
Life Story, CBC – ” Growing Up”
In the journey towards adulthood, a moment comes for all animals when they must strike out on their own.
Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC
Join the laughter featuring some of Canada’s best comedians.
Special Delivery – A gala evening of standup comedy by comics with unique styles. Host: Tom Green.
From Amber Dowling of The Toronto Star:
19-2 isn’t your average cop drama. It’s a gripping (and often heartbreaking) social commentary on the real life of a beat cop working the streets in Montreal, shot in a documentary style.
That tradition is upheld in Monday’s Season 2 opener (Bravo at 10 p.m., repeating Tuesday at 10 p.m. on CTV) with an episode that includes 60 of the most breathtaking minutes on television as stars Jared Keeso and Adrian Holmes, and the rest of the cast, enter a school where a shooter is on the loose and targeting random kids. Continue reading.