Links: The Detail, Season 1

From Bill Brioux of the Canadian Press:

Link: Shenae Grimes-Beech got famous playing teens on 90210 and Degrassi. She’s happy to play a grown-up on The Detail
After launching her career on teen dramas Degrassi: The Next Generation and 90210, Toronto-born Shenae Grimes-Beech embraced the more mature role of Jacqueline Cooper on CTV’s new police series The Detail. Continue reading.

From Michael Pickard of Drama Quarterly:

Link: All in The Detail
The Detail could not be more timely. As the fallout from Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal continues, alongside the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns and the row over gender pay inequality, this Canadian crime series stands apart as a female-led production. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wendy Crewson on the ambitious and supportive nature of the women of The Detail
The television industry has found itself at a tipping point over the last several months. Thanks to movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, more and more women are finding their voices and using it to speak up not only for what’s right, but also for what they want to see. Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Angela Griffin and Shenae Grimes-Beech on why The Detail is more than just “hot cops”
“I fell in love with my character and the storyline that these women are characters and not defined by their gender. Women weren’t the wives or the girlfriends, it was about us, about me and the individual. They are in this male-dominated field and they are kicking ass!” Continue reading.

From Charles Trapunski of Brief Take:

Link: Interview: The Detail’s Shenae Grimes-Beech and Angela Griffin
“Life isn’t perfect and we’re not perfect, so it’s not pretty all the time. I think it’s really exciting to be a female on camera. Just the most tiny details but I think it matters to be in the hair and make-up chair and not feel like we need to walk away and you’re this Glamazon…Who spends so much time in the morning doing that?! Every little thing they’ve managed to humanize these women.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: The Detail: Co-showrunner Ley Luins on the exciting challenge of having three female leads
“Right now women are angry and we’re speaking up. There’s a lot that needs to change, a lot of catch up that people need to do and the more we incorporate them into storytelling is how things change. The very nature of this being a homicide show with three strong, female leads means that it’s in the DNA of our show.” Continue reading.

From Peter White of Deadline:

Link: ‘90210’s Shenae Grimes-Beech Hails ‘Badass’ Role On Procedural ‘The Detail’ As eOne Kicks Off Global Sales – Mip TV
“I’ve been on teen dramas my whole life so this was a huge departure for me. I love crime shows and cop dramas as a viewer and it was a character that I could personally relate to. It was fun to be tough and a badass, that comes easier to me than to play the perfect girl next door that I’ve portrayed for so long.” Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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