From David Berry of the National Post:
Did X Company honour the Second World War, or bore us with it?
Iâ€™m not sure if it says good or bad things about Canadian cultural production that we still have Second World War stories left untapped. Perhaps itâ€™s admirable restraint in the face of what might be the most storied event in even semi-recent history, although given the unrestrained glee with which we chase even tenuous Canadian angles on everything, I could be convinced itâ€™s more likely a matter of limited means.
Itâ€™s probably a little of both that left the story of Camp X, the ultimate Second World War-era subterfuge academy, off our screens until now: violent skulduggery doesnâ€™t lend itself to our national ethos or our production budgets. If itâ€™s new territory for us, though, itâ€™s still well worn for fiction, a place of nooks and crannies that demands some careful combing to dig up anything uniquely interesting in the setting. Continue reading.