From Tony Wong of the Toronto Star:
Blood and Water a crime drama that reflects urban reality
In OMNI’s original crime drama Blood and Water, Vancouver has never looked more exotic. At least from the lens of television.
The victim in the show is Asian. The lead detective in the show is Asian. Her boss is Asian. Virtually all the protagonists, apart from Toronto actor Peter Outerbridge, are Asian.
If you’ve lived in Vancouver, which has a substantial Chinese-Canadian presence, hearing Mandarin on the street isn’t unusual. And the hypothetical situation of seeing an Asian cop and an Asian police lieutenant isn’t far-fetched. Continue reading.