From John Semley of Toronto Life:
- The art of self-defence: the unbearable anxiety of being Ken Finkleman
Good Dog’s reality-show-within-the-show eventually recedes (the network passes on George’s idea), but only after its premise has taken root. Instead of watching a show about a guy making a show about a guy living with a woman half his age, we’re now watching a show about a guy living with a woman half his age. That matryoshka doll meta-ness is a hallmark of Finkleman’s work—it instantly recalls The Newsroom, which for three seasons between 1996 and 2005 mapped out the machinations of an evening news show modelled after and shot at the CBC. Read more.