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In the news: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures looks at resident reality

From Raju Mudhar of the Toronto Star:


In the news: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures under the knife

From Charles Foran of The Walrus:

  • Bloodletting: Vincent Lam’s miraculous book goes under the knife for television
    “On a soundstage in Mississauga, Ontario, a man knocks on the door of the apartment occupied by the woman he loves. Both are young doctors. As students a few years before, they carried on a secret romance that fell victim to her family’s disapproval. He is Fitz, a.k.a. Dr. Fitzjohn, and she is Ming, a.k.a. Dr. Ming Lee. He is also the handsome actor Shawn Ashmore, best known for a recurring part in the X-Men movies, where he plays a creature able to control the temperature and create blocks of ice and cold air. She is also the attractive actress Mayko Nguyen, a Vancouver native of Vietnamese origin with a growing resumé of film and TV credits. They are characters in an eight-part miniseries entitled Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, which is based on a collection of stories of the same name, although in the book he was Fitzgerald, not Fitzjohn, and she was Chinese, not Vietnamese with Chinese adoptive parents.” Read more.

Review: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures gets it backwards

From Myles McNutt of Cultural Learnings:

  • Missed Diagnosis: Narrative Pollution in HBO Canada’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures
    “The problem is that in a text, and a medium, defined by its presentation of various time periods, executive producer Jason Sherman simply got it backwards – the parts of the story which have the most weight are relegated to flashbacks, and instead of allowing the narrative to unfold on its own time the series creates a melodramatic and unnecessary ‘present’ which keeps it from engaging with the complexities of Lam’s story, complexities that seem perfectly suited to a new generation of serialized storytelling.” Read more.

In the news: Iceman meets Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

From Bill Harris of QMI Agency:

  • Medical drama slices up dark humour
    “Shawn Ashmore was asked what would happen if Iceman walked into Mercy Hospital. Ashmore naturally would have the best take on that. Not only has he played Iceman in the X-Men movies, but the fictional Toronto Mercy Hospital is the setting for his new TV series Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, which debuts Sunday on HBO Canada.” Read more.