From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:
CBC needs funding but money doesn’t buy smarts or class
Right now, let’s talk TV, as the CRTC has been urging us for several years. CBC can make very good TV, but it doesn’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 Life (Mondays, 9 p.m.) is one and it’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. Continue reading.