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Comments and queries for the week of September 20

You left out a key supporting cast member. His name is Griffin Powell-Arcand, and he very recently starred in a Netflix original series with huge stars Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn, called Chambers. He is from Edmonton and has been acting since he was four years old. He plays Dylan in The Trickster. Not a “lead” but if you’ve read the books, he plays a significant role and brings a lot to the table! —Me

Two women sit in chairs.What an amazing opener to Season 13. Loved the Brackenreids interactions, especially Margaret’s characterization of the Jones rival/schadenfreude and Julia’s declaration of her challenges as a professional woman at the end of the episode made me bawl. It totally resonated with the challenges I know my grandmothers, mom, aunt, wife and daughters have confronted in their lives. They all met opposition with a steely resolve while retaining grace charm and class along the way. Three cheers for the spirit embodied by Dr. Ogden. —David

Two women stand next to one another.I think this show could have been so much better than it is. I like the supporting cast but the lead is so modern and bland. And the stories are kind of a mess. Also, they keep changing the showrunner so there are obviously problems behind the scenes. I wonder if they keep quitting or if they’re getting fired? I don’t really like Murdoch anymore either. Only maybe half the season has decent mysteries, the rest is really soapy. I only watch it because I still like the cast so much. —Martha

I really like Frankie Drake Mysteries. The show could easily be formulaic but it has always managed to be comfortable yet surprising. I’m looking forward to the new season. —John


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