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Review: Durham County

From Denis McGrath at Dead Things on Sticks:

  • Why Durham County rocks
    “Durham County serves us up a hero, and then muddies the waters right away. As those waters grow murkier, the choices you’re forced to make as an audience, the value judgements you’re forced to generate — are never pre-digested and easy. This is a show that keeps you involved by continually forcing you to evaluate how you feel about what you’re seeing.”

In the news: TV for week of May 7

From the Canadian Press, with episode descriptions of Degrassi and Durham County for Monday:

  • TV tips for the week of May 7
    • “The first of a two-part conclusion of “Degrassi: The Next Generation” airs this evening. Alex encounters money woes and Emma learns that Sean’s plans for next year don’t include her. (CTV)”
    • “Hugh Dillon, onetime frontman of Toronto punk band the Headstones, is great in “Durham County” as Mike Sweeney, a quietly tormented homicide detective who moves his family to the suburbs in search for a more peaceful life after the murder of his partner. No such luck. Sweeney is soon tracking down a serial killer in this compelling six-part crime drama. (The Movie Network/Movie Central)”

In the news: Durham County debuts Monday

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail – see second-last item:

  • Downward dog, upward profit
    “This six-part Canadian crime drama, about an emotionally damaged homicide detective (Hugh Dillon) hunting a serial killer, and possibly a copycat killer, is as moody as all get-out. In style and tone, it is clearly influenced by such HBO dramas as Six Feet Under and The Sopranos. Perhaps too much so. Visually sumptuous and adult, it is decidedly grim and seethes with male rage. The opening episode is rich, compelling and deeply disquieting drama.”

In the news: Hugh Dillon on Durham County

From Lee-Anne Goodman of the Canadian Press:

  • Rock star-turned-serious actor Hugh Dillon shines in gritty drama ‘Durham County’
    “Durham County” is the brainchild of a group of women – producers Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman, writer Laurie Finstad Knizhnik and director Holly Dale. Shot in a Montreal suburb, it’s a dark, taut thriller that wouldn’t look out of place on an American cable channel alongside shows like “Dexter” and “The Wire.” That’s something Dillon, a native of Kingston, Ont., now based in Los Angeles, is particularly proud of.”

In the news: Durham County’s Montreal roots

From the Montreal Gazette:

  • Good cop, bon cast and crew: It’s set in Ontario, but Movie Network’s Durham County is a Montreal affair
    “As the title suggests, Durham County is set in the region of the same name just east of Toronto. But this dark six-part series about a troubled cop hunting a serial killer, which premieres on The Movie Network on May 7, is actually a Montreal-shot production full of local connections.”