From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- TV’s craziest clans – Downton Abbey’s Granthams and the Doyles – are back
Meanwhile, in other nonsensical but enjoyable series, Republic of Doyle (Sunday, 9 p.m., CBC) also returns and in its new Sunday-evening time slot. Just as Downton has the ceaseless, tortured romance of Matthew and Lady Mary, Doyle has the maddening relationship between Jake Doyle (Alan Hawco) and Sgt. Leslie Bennett (Krystin Pellerin). Mind you, Jake doesn’t mope when he discovers, in the first episode, that Leslie has vamoosed from St. John’s. Instead, he starts chatting up her replacement, Officer Monica Hayward (Patricia Isaac). Such is life in Doyle land. Read more.