Comments and queries for the week of May 15

I was crying through the last season of Cardinal and blubbering so hard during the last episode (rather incongruous for a murder mystery, I know). I’m glad that it wasn’t a tidy ending in that Delorme does end up going and Cardinal just starts on another case. I understand the actors would willingly return if there is a chance for more stories. I hope it happens. —John

I loved this show from the first episode in Season 1. Billy and Karine are unforgettable as Cardinal and Lise. I love them both. The music, the scenery, the shots … it was a treat to watch and I looked forward to every episode. Farewell, parting is such sweet sorrow.  Hope to see Karine again soon, but don’t expect that Billy is going to leave Denmark/Norway anytime soon. At least we had him for four [brief] seasons. —Judy

Canadian TV at its absolute best and on a par with Motive. I’m sad it has come to an end but how many more deranged serial killers could there be in Algonquin Bay?! Still, I’ll miss the scenery and stellar cast. —Paresh

On one level it was a shame the TV show attempted to blend the novels together. Each book alone could have been one season! On another level, some of the scenes in the novels couldn’t be filmed, right? But this show did an amazing job of bringing the books to life. Damn, I don’t want it to end!! —Stephen

Will miss this hauntingly beautiful show; maybe, just maybe, they can muster up another season or movie. The scenery’s too beautiful to waste, along with the fabulous leads. One can hope. —D Mac

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  1. I just wish CTV and Global would commit harder to Canadian programming, in particular prime-time dramas and comedies; I don’t really care all that much for sports, lifestyle, news programming… I try to stay informed, I’m not on top all the time on the stories, i do pay a little attention, but I’d rather be entertained. Somewhere I’ve struck a balance and entertainment gets the preference maybe like 70 or 80 percent. (70/30 or 80/20). CTV has come a long way since I started paying more attention to their “original” programming way back in the 90s with “dueSouth” and look what we’ve had since: Corner Gas, and Corner Gas Animated, Cold Squad, Motive, 19-2, Orphan Black, Cardinal…. and Transplant!(admittedly I watch a lot of murder mystery shows) and on Global the pace of growth (in the direction I’d like to see them go) has been slow for sure, but they are getting there, since Traders we’ve had Blue Murder, Rookie Blue, Bomb Girls, Nurses, Private Eyes, Remedy, (Yeah, there was Falcon Beach, but I never really watched it– glad there was a soundtrack album release though!– I’m a collector of Canadian soundtrack albums.) Hell, I loved CityTV’s “Bletchley Circle: San Franscisco”. But it’s not enough for me– I want more from these networks! I want more original, Canadian programming on these networks. Recently I’ve signed up for Crave in order to see the Robbie Robertson documentary, “Once Were Brothers” (I highly recommend) and what else am I watching on Crave? Re-runs of 19-2! The American shows don’t interest me at all. So, luckily, I have the CBC to watch more Canadian shows on than CTV or Global. Man, I wish CTV and Global would catch up to the CBC!

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