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Link: Canadian cop show Blood and Water puts multiculturalism first

From Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail:

Canadian cop show Blood and Water puts multiculturalism first
Whatever critical or popular success Blood and Water eventually achieves, one of the things that makes it particularly refreshing is that it neither condescends nor panders to Chinese ethnic pride: This is not a show about cultural identity for the most part, nor does it insist that all Chinese people are sympathetic and colourful. By episode two, that wealthy family is looking just regularly snotty. They are characters in an international melodrama that should have emerged in Canada years ago. For multicultural television, it’s better late than never. Continue reading.

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Link: Trilingual series Blood and Water is a brilliantly messy drama

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Trilingual series Blood and Water is a brilliantly messy drama
The drama is, however, truly anchored by Jo Bradley (Steph Song), a young detective who wants to control the case while dealing, secretly, with a grave medical problem of her own. The Jo character is finely drawn, a fiercely ambitious woman who won’t let any sign of her fragility be exposed. Her office spats with a competing detective (Peter Outerbridge) are cutthroat. Meanwhile, she’s in a very delicate physical state. Continue reading.

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