Link: Strange Empire a walk on CBC’s wild side

From Alex Strachan of

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.


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  1. For the most part, I was rather bored with Hell On Wheels. Stuck through two seasons on Netflix and gave up, just didn’t keep me wanting more. I’m really excited about Strange Empire but rather worried as the title and timeslot don’t sound promising.

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