From James Bawden:
Book Of Negroes: A CBC-TV Event
So far this has been a terrible TV season for Canadian scripted drama. Each year as more foreign cable networks get licensed the number of Canadian dramas gets a bit smaller. This year mighty Rogers seems to have all but abandoned any commitment to scripted Canadian stories with its huge ratings roar of weekends plugged with prime time NHL games. I’ve been subsisting on such worthwhile CTV Canadian dramas as Saving Hope which offer proof positive cagey veteran Wendy Crewson can steal any scenes she’s in anytime she wants to. And then along comes CBC’s must-watch new miniseries The Book Of Negroes. It’s the kind of quality fare Canadian TV should be offering every week. Continue reading.