Comments and queries for the week of May 22

Lack of love for Between
I agree with everything you said in this review. While the cast and premise sound good, I’m not so sure about the writing. I, too, wanted to shake my head at the considerable lack of reaction when parents were dying. I really wanted to like this but it was kind of really awful. It reminded me of Under the Dome, another horribly written dystopic drama. Both shows kind of made the characters into idiots. This was kind of like one of Stephen King’s telemovies from the 80s and that’s not a good thing. That being said, it’s summer and there’s only five more episodes to watch so I’ll stick with it. Grade D for me. After failing to like other recent shows in this genre such as Under the Dome and Helix and now Between, I’m getting a little bit annoyed. I was hoping for much better. Hopefully CW’s upcoming series, Containment, might prove better. —Alicia

Fave Canadian TV show of the 90s
Looking at old CTF-funded project lists today, I was reminded of one of my daughter’s favoirite 90s shows (she has seen it in syndication and YouTube, of course): The Worst Witch. Somehow channeling Harry Potter (in a low-budget way), this show was truly charming, with great acting. —Suzanne

Picking the best of the West
Gotta go with Stargate SG-1. Ten years, two spin-offs and a second huge hit for Richard Dean Anderson, as well as a great supporting cast. Action, comedy, and even a bit of moving drama at times. —Hallie

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