From Marsha Lederman of the Globe and Mail:
- Small-town Alberta’s 15 minutes of fame
“The Week the Women Went, a new reality-TV series premiering on CBC tonight, is billed as a rare and large-scale social experiment. Based on a 2005 BBC production of the same name, and produced by Vancouver’s Paperny Films, the show examines what happens to a town when almost all of its women leave temporarily.” Read more.
From Michael D. Reid of the Victoria Times-Colonist:
- Television: Woman-free town no macho fantasy
“The diverse townsfolk include Mairead Morrison, whose talk-of-the-town affair ended her marriage to James. Unlike his sister Julie and others, he has forgiven her. Julie’s ex-husband Sam Holinaty is a party boy who grows closer to 11-year-old son Keaton. Then there are Teresa and Jeremy Ottenbreit, whose fragile marriage isn’t helped by Jeremy’s announcement he won’t be back from his fishing trip by the time Teresa starts doing shooters on that Rocky Mountain-bound bus.” Read more.
From Kevin Brooker of the Calgary Herald:
- Cameras spotlight the men in aprons
“My interest, if that’s not too strong a word for a ripped-off TV concept by a production company whose resume includes such gems as Kink and Road Hockey Rumble, mostly stems from a suspicion that the narrative will stick to a cliched gender analysis.” Read more.
From Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star: