From Cameron Archer of URBMN:
- Republic of Doyle 1.1
“The biggest problem with Republic of Doyle is that Newfoundland is ancillary to the show’s plot. RoD is a generic mismatched-partners detective drama, the two ‘buddies’ here being Jake Doyle (Allan Hawco) and his father Malachy (Sean McGinley.) They fight with each other and solve crimes. With a rewrite or two, Republic of Doyle can be set anywhere in Canada. Why is the antidote to quirky comedy ensembles (hi, Gullage’s) this generic thing? It’s nice to see a Newfoundland show not conform to ‘Lard tunderin” stereotypes, but it’s like Republic of Doyle balances one extreme with another. Maybe I’m missing out on RoD’s subtleties. I don’t know.” Read more.
- Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town Part One â€“ â€œDeath Checks Inâ€
“Death Comes to Town, at least in its first episode, is passable. Even granting that the Kids in the Hall castmembers are in their forties and fifties, they seem at half-ass with Death Comes to Town. Even Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, KitH’s oft-maligned 1996 film, is more memorable.” Read more.