In the news: Little Mosque on the Prairie returns

lmops4_thorne.jpgFrom Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star:

  • Mercy, Sask., gets religious faceoff
    Let’s just say the irony was not lost on me. When assigned to interview Brandon Firla, the newest addition to Little Mosque on the Prairie, I balked. You see, I’m not sure if you can tell from the accent of my writing (or my name or the accompanying logo), but being of South Asian ancestry – or brown as I usually put it – I found it a little weird to be profiling the new white guy on Canada’s most successful mainstream brown show ever.” Read more.

From Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald:

  • Holy Terror: Calgary actor heats up Little Mosque on the Prairie
    “Actor Brandon Firla is fairly certain that a world of trouble is about to hit Mercy, Sask. Trouble in both the real and make-believe worlds. Home to the comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie, the fictional town will get a new villain in the form of the appropriately named Rev. Thorne, a right-leaning, possibly racist and certainly religiously intolerant Anglican priest intent on bullying the beloved Muslims of CBC’s high-rated sitcom out of town.” Read more.

From Andrew Ryan of the Globe and Mail:

  • Thank heavens for those tried-and-true favourites
    “By now, Little Mosque is part of Canadian culture, for which we should probably be grateful. And the fourth-season opener is a delight. A stuffy new Anglican priest, Reverend Thorne, comes to the sleepy town of Mercy, to replace the departed Reverend Magee. His arrival causes earnest Amaar (Zaib Shaikh) to fret that the mosque’s days in the town are numbered. None of the other Muslim townsfolk seem too concerned; they know they belong.” Read more.