From a media release:
New Original Investor Comedy STOCK & AWE Premieres Oct. 7 on BNN
- Follow creator, writer and star Hilary Doyle from in debt, to in charge in half-hour comedy for virgin investors
- Episodes available post-broadcast at BNN.ca
There is a defining moment in every young professional’s life, when carefree living goes from charming and bohemian to just plain poor. BNN’s new original Canadian series STOCK & AWE charts the ascent of rogue business reporter, Hilary Doyle, from in debt to in charge. Premiering Thursday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET on BNN, STOCK & AWE is the first financial news program of its kind in the world. With a gritty, cosmopolitan vibe, the half-hour scripted Ã¢â‚¬Å“comedyÃ¢â‚¬Â is Markets 101 with attitude Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the perfect primer for viewers who want to better understand the complicated world of finance, without sacrificing laughs while they learn.
As a reporter with World Business News, it’s become clear that Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hilary DoyleÃ¢â‚¬Â preaches more than she practices. Unmasked by her best friend, Liza, as a profligate spender with no contingency plan, Hilary is tossed into the sea of personal finance and investment with no choice but to sink or swim. Armed with financial therapists and an army of experts, Hilary commits to changing her ways.
Calling on some of the brightest minds on Bay Street, Hilary sets forth with determination, a pre-dawn show, and a propensity for dance numbers, making sense of the markets, the indexes, stocks, bonds, diversification, RRSPs, TFSAs, mutual funds and ETFs, trading, timing, taxation, strategy, commodities, ethics, psychology, and everything else you’ve feared you might never really understand, but have promised your financial advisor you do.
Created and produced by Hilary Doyle and Lisa Robertson, STOCK & AWE is written by Hilary Doyle who also stars as the character Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hilary DoyleÃ¢â‚¬Â. The series is directed by Lisa Robertson. Leanna Crouch is the Supervising Producer. Jack Fleischmann is Executive Producer.