From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
CBC’s This Life: Not deep, but touching, humorous and admirable
This Life is not as pedestrian as most U.S. network dramas that focus on feisty, fractious families. It is way more substantial than that. There is deftness to it, a rhythm that is close to hypnotic in the first few episodes. It is an emotionally powerful drama that is very rich in small, memorable moments of observational humour and pathos. It’s a soap opera of sorts, but here’s the thing – it’s about death. Continue reading.