From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- This comedy needs therapy for weak female characters
I don’t know how long producer Don McKellar, producer and star Bob Martin and writer and star Matt Watts spent cooking up Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (CBC, 9 p.m.), but I wish it had been longer. It’s neither bad nor brilliant, and it feels a bit slapdash. Read more.
From Jennifer Ditchburn of the Canadian Press:
- New CBC comedy sets non-political Ottawa as its backdrop
But old Bytown will get to show its hidden charms this year as the setting of a new CBC comedy, “Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays,” where the politics are in the bedroom and the psychiatrist’s office rather than the Hill. The show premieres Wednesday evening and gives viewers peeks of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Canal as part of a city where people actually live, love and work. Read more.