Defending Corner Gas: the movie, the show, everything

From John Doyle:

So I came back to discover that Corner Gas: The Movie had been dissed. Here, there and some other places. I am outraged.

Some background – let me tell you a story. Some years ago, the editor of Television Quarterly, the august journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – the people in the United States who do the Emmy Awards – wrote me a very nice, sincere letter. The gist was an invitation to write an essay for the Journal, explaining Canadian television. Continue reading.