From Etan Vlessing of Playback:
Blackstone and the puzzle of Canadian drama authenticity
John Cassini recalls his first day playing a detective in Blackstone, the APTN drama about the darker side of a First Nations reserve. The Vancouver actor, who played cops in earlier Canadian dramas like Intelligence, Shattered and DaVinciâ€™s Inquest, asked on set whether his detective badge should be pinned on, flashed or just left hanging on his belt to let everyone know heâ€™s laying down the law. â€œThey chuckled and then told me a white guy on a reserve and in a suit – everyone knows youâ€™re a cop,â€ Cassini recalls. Continue reading.