Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary
Far be it from me to join the lineup of pundits offering advice and analysis to Catherine Tait, the incoming CBC president. But, in the matter of CBC English-language TV, there’s an issue: Where’s the great stuff?

This week the legal drama Burden of Truth was renewed by CBC. Why? Seriously, why is this mediocre, generic drama going to go on and on, sucking up money resources and airtime on our public broadcaster? I’m all for fun and entertainment, but this workmanlike series is just that — bland, ordinary stuff. 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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3 thoughts on “Link: A message to new CBC president Catherine Tait: Commit to great TV, not the ordinary”

  1. John Doyle said, “…in television storytelling it’s all very well to talk about telling Canadian stories, and diversity and inclusiveness. First must come a commitment to greatness, to big, brave risky storytelling that Canadians get from other countries and are entitled to expect from CBC TV”

    Seriously ? American shows filmed in Canada plastered with American iconography are global stories yet Canadian ‘stories’ are bland banal navel gazing nobody wants to watch, despite the fact that many Canadian ‘stories’ are being watched all over the world ?

    Anti-CANCON Doyle should be fired and get a pro-Canadian critic writing articles.

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