From John Semley of Toronto Life:
- The art of self-defence: the unbearable anxiety of being Ken Finkleman
Good Dogâ€™s reality-show-within-the-show eventually recedes (the network passes on Georgeâ€™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, weâ€™re now watching a show about a guy living with a woman half his age. That matryoshka doll meta-ness is a hallmark of Finklemanâ€™s workâ€”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.