From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
CBC’s Still Standing gets laughs in small-town Canada
This is the sort of Canadian concept-show that could go horribly wrong. It’s a retro-CBC premise and on paper it reeks of CBC dutifully fulfilling its public broadcast mandate and showing Canada to Canadians.
But there is a delightful quality to Harris’s genuine curiosity about the people in obscure places, and there is great skill in his ability to lampoon the town without crossing any line into superciliousness. He’s a caution. Continue reading.