Link: X Company is excellent, if conventional, entertainment

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Here’s bloody good news: The new CBC drama X Company (CBC, 9 p.m.) is vastly entertaining. A Second World War spy drama, on the evidence of the first two episodes it’s brimming with action, tension delivered with appropriate dollops of poignancy and done with slick confidence.

It comes from Flashpoint creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern and is based, loosely, on the existence of the real Camp X, a training school for spies and the organization of covert operations, established in the early 1940s by the British Army on Lake Ontario near Oshawa. Continue reading.