I can’t keep up with all the Pillars of the Earth press today so I’m trying to catch only the Canadian media:
From Bill Brownstein of the Montreal Gazette:
Buckle up for 12th-century roller coaster
“The Pillars of the Earth is so scrambled that many may require architectural blueprints and a map to figure out who’s who and why most seem to want to lop the heads off of the others.” Read more.
From Bill Brioux of TV Feeds My Family:
- Pillars of The Earth: Swords, Sandals and Sex
“More than 30 years after Roots, there’s plenty of rooting and rutting in aptly named Pillars. It’s happening up against walls, in Sherwood forest, where ever. Don’t be fooled by ads showing old pros Donald Sutherland, Gordon Pinsent and Ian McShane as the bearded stars of this $50 million miniseries. They’re all there, and excellent as usual. Much of the story, however, centres around Tom Builder, played by terrific Rufus Sewell.” Read more.
From Larissa Liepins of Postmedia News:
- ‘You don’t retire in our business’
“Playing the Archbishop of Canterbury is veteran actor Gordon Pinsent, one of two Canadian stars (the other is Donald Sutherland) who round out the talented cast. Pinsent recently spoke about the experience from Toronto.” Read more.