From Alex Strachan of Canada.com:
B.C.-filmed Strange Empire a walk on the wild side for CBC
My father found me strange,” young Rebecca Blithely (Melissa Farman) tells her would-be surrogate mother figure, Kat Loving (Cara Gee), midway through the first hour of the strange, female-driven period western Strange Empire. Blithely was committed to a mental institution as a child before being rescued by a kindly, benevolent couple who raised her as their own. Now, living an uncertain life in a small mountain town that straddles the Alberta-Montana border in the late 1860s, she’s decided to become a surgeon. It’s a time and place where men rule the roost — good men and bad men alike — and girls are married off at a young age before they become women. Continue reading.