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Link: If you’re suffering from Canadian comedy withdrawal, Letterkenny offers an antidote

From Glenn Garvin of Reason.com:

Link: If you’re suffering from Canadian comedy withdrawal, Letterkenny offers an antidote
My first reaction on viewing the hit Canadian TV series Letterkenny was that the Mountie television police were on another rampage. How else do you explain a show in which a bunch of—well, hosers—sit around nostalgically reminiscing about the good old days of their latraniphobic youth: “I haven’t seen this sort of fuckin’ bedlam since we fired Roman Candles at coyotes that night and caught one right in the butthole.” Continue reading.

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Link: Showrunner Adam Barken sets the stage for Killjoys Season 4

From Heather M. of TV Goodness:

Link: Showrunner Adam Barken sets the stage for Killjoys Season 4
“In all past seasons, we never knew if we were coming back until after we had wrapped. So what has been nice and different is that we feel this time around like the stories we tell now have a different impact because we know they are heading towards a definable end that we have decided on.” Continue reading. 

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Comments and queries for the week of July 13

Martina’s funny and a real underdog type [on The Amazing Race Canada]. Although I wonder if giving up her bag will come back to bite her. Maybe weight on a flight? The dance coach was sassy. Funny seeing multiple not even try it although it made things a bit lopsided. An interesting way to split up the Express Passes so one team doesn’t end up with all three like last year. Although they went to frontrunners of the pact anyway. I enjoyed seeing the cheerleaders hike like they were lost for a bit. Two episodes and no credit card action at the airports. Did BMO drop sponsorship this year? Knew it was probably non-elim when they played the heroic music in the ride up. The Starting Line was in B.C., and now an episode in B.C. What is up with the route planning on the show? Last year had weird circling back too. Right now the cheerleaders and cowgirls seem to be strongest. Although either of the teams with a Courtney could pull a dark horse win I feel. —DanAmazing

I thought Chewy and Happy would go farther than Episode 1 too. Was surprised they let Nancy and Mellisa off the gondola first (“Ladies first!”) as it is a race (??) but that just showed chivalry still exists even in competition. This run might be Heroes Edition but quite a few of the couples came off as just regular people who signed up for a physically challenging adventure, i.e., Martina and Phil during the log climb. I felt so sorry for them both but she did it. My arms and legs were feeling her pain watching it on TV. The food bank volunteers also came off as everyday people. Will be rooting for them too. As always, enjoy the scenery of this great country especially some of the places shown I will likely never have opportunity to go. —Tunie


Wow … just found out InnerSpace is gone! Might have to be Space channel GONE from my viewing. —Bruno

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Link: ‘Letterkenny’ is the Canadian comedy you didn’t know you needed

From Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: ‘Letterkenny’ is the Canadian comedy you didn’t know you needed
The first time I ran into the Canadian comedy Letterkenny, which will make its U.S. debut Friday on Hulu (the first two seasons, of five so far), it was hearing both of my teenagers laughing about something on YouTube. Like, for a long time. It was the cold open from Letterkenny‘s first season. Continue reading. 

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