In the news: The Guard reviews

From Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star:

  • Global’s The Guard off to a swimming start
    “There is much to admire about The Guard, not least of which is its ambition. Shooting on location in Squamish, B.C., couldn’t have been a breezy endeavour. But by not replicating conditions on a soundstage, the fictional Port Hallet is imbued with authenticity, from the pewter skies that hang over Howe Sound to the jagged coastline south of Whistler.” Read more.

From Alex Strachan of CanWest News Service:

  • Internet teen territory
    “The Guard, a new homegrown drama about a coast guard search-and-rescue team based on B.C.’s west coast, focuses on rescuers’ battles in and out of the water. Curiously, the home front is more convincing — and interesting — than the action on the water. Oh, well. The opener may be mundane and predictable, but at least the premise has promise. Keep watching: It might get better.” Read more.