From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
CBC needs funding but money doesnâ€™t buy smarts or class
Right now, letâ€™s talk TV, as the CRTC has been urging us for several years. CBC can make very good TV, but it doesnâ€™t know what to do when it achieves that. There are two new dramas on the network this fall and both are fine, well-made, sophisticated television.
This LifeÂ (Mondays, 9 p.m.) is one and itâ€™s a good adaptation of a hit French-language drama on Radio-Canada. The fact that it exists on the English network is just great. And yet, CBC seems clueless about presenting it to the public and the press. Â Continue reading.Â