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CBC’s How to Buy a Baby injects humour into infertility

I never knew infertility could be so funny. Yet there I was, giggling as Jane begged Charlie to “just stick it in my…” What she was asking him to put in there was not what I’d expected, nor was it where I’d initially thought. And that made How to Buy a Baby so hilarious.

Created by Wendy Litner and starring Meghan Heffern (Wynonna Earp) as Jane and Marc Bendavid (Dark Matter) as her husband Charlie, all 10 episodes dropped Monday on CBC’s website. Litner—who has written for The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent (read her story about How to Buy a Baby), has a blog and most recently served as story editor on The Beaverton—is on the advisory board of Fertility Matters Canada, providing information, support, awareness and education about infertility. And, with How to Buy a Baby, she also provides laughter.

With Jane and Charlie struggling to get pregnant, it only made sense they’d run into an old friend, Debbie, at a coffee shop in Episode 1. A friend with a newborn snuggled up tightly to her chest, professing that motherhood is “f—ing amazing.” Because, of course, success in life can only be marked by motherhood. The moment is there for a chuckle but then leads into that awkward discussion regarding when Jane and Charlie are going to have a child and the whole infertility thing is mentioned. Debbie suggests a juice cleanse will solve that because it worked for someone she knew. The scene spotlights just how well-meaning, but dunderheaded, some folks can be. Jane and Charlie don’t have any problems going into detail outlining their issues—his testicles and her uterine wall—to Debbie, before leaving.

Produced by LoCo Motion Pictures (My 90-Year-Old Roommate), How to Buy a Baby is able to show the silliness in what traditionally could be seen as sad. Charlie is in the middle of providing a semen sample when his mother shoots him a text and Jane worries she’s got an ugly vagina.

There are truly touching scenes too: in Episode 2, Jane outlines to Charlie’s mother the intricacies of in vitro fertilization. It’s less than a minute long—Charlie’s sister, Alley (Mr. D‘s Emma Hunter) ruins the moment—but it’s there and drives home a key point: open discussion about subjects like infertility needs to happen. We’re getting better at discussing mental health out in the open; let’s hope the rest of the body comes next.

Watch all 10 episodes of How to Buy a Baby now via CBC’s website.

Image courtesy of LoCo Motion Pictures.

 

 

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Link: Wynonna Earp’s Katherine Barrell on a possible darker past for Nicole

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Katherine Barrell on a possible darker past for Nicole
“The world is moving so fast, and there are so many real dangers, that the baby puts a lot of stuff in perspective. When you have this innocent child to take care of, it clears the bullshit really quickly. For Waverly and Nicole, having that baby and taking her to that helicopter, I thought it was a really great metaphor for the fact that nothing else really matters besides family.” Continue reading.

 

 

 

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Links: Wynonna Earp’s Season 2 finale

From Dalene Rovenstine of Entertainment Weekly:

Wynonna Earp EP walks us through the heartbreaking finale — and that surprise ending
“When I look at Rosita and Wynonna, I see two characters who are more alike than they are different. Rosita has done everything she can to keep going and she’s tried to better herself and fight on. In the end she made a terrible, terrible choice.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp: Emily Andras talks “I Hope You Dance”
“In typical Wynonna fashion, everything seems to be mixed up in the order you’re traditionally supposed to do something. It’s weird to have a baby with someone, who you really care about and could be your soulmate, but now you’ve had a baby so are you just going to go back to dating and flirting? Meanwhile, there’s this other guy on the sideline, maybe a sexy lizard/dragon, we’ve all been there. I don’t know. I don’t know if they are going to have the same reaction to having given the baby up.” Continue reading.

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Melanie Scrofano on her emotional and powerful finale performance
“Going into Season 3 it makes everything so much more important. At the end of the day there’s this tiny, helpless creature out there and it’s in the back of all our minds now. Everything becomes more important.” Continue reading.

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost-Chalkley on the possibility of an Earp sisters rift
“This finale and this season is everything that Wynonna is about. It’s really cool and really exciting that Emily managed to set that bar right on up. I’m sure she will continue to do so. Every time I’m like ‘of course you managed to do that, Em because you’re a genius!’” Continue reading. 

From Kat Jetson of The Hollywood Reporter:

Link: Inside the ‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 2 Finale 
“Like all the best journeys, you should be open to taking a side road if it looks like it’s gonna be fun. You have to be willing to change your mind a little, and if something better presents itself, by all means pursue it. But I definitely have a very clear idea of how I could achieve that … in season 22.” Continue reading.

From Matt Webb Mitovitch of TVLine:

Link: Wynonna Earp Boss Breaks Down Big Finale Twist, Offers Up Dream Casting
“It’s not a secret to say that this seems to be the demon who cast the Earp curse, so that’s why he’s going to be such a challenging one to put down. It’s interesting that Momma Michelle has filled Wynonna’s head in the past with ideas about Bulshar, so we’ll have to find out what they are.” Continue reading.

 

 

 

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Link: Wynonna Earp’s Melanie Scrofano on how Wynonna’s pregnancy grounded the story

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Melanie Scrofano on how Wynonna’s pregnancy grounded the story
“I love that people responded so positively about how powerful it is to see a pregnant woman doing everything that I did. I wasn’t sure if people would even care, so the fact that even people who don’t have kids, or haven’t been pregnant, could see how that was a challenge, but also really important for me and women everywhere, was really gratifying.” Continue reading.

 

 

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Link: Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost Chalkley reflects on Waverly’s Season 2 journey

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost Chalkley reflects on Waverly’s Season 2 journey
“I just feel really proud of everyone to be honest. Everyone had a huge season this year. It wasn’t just one character or another, we all individually had a huge journey, and they all just mesh so nicely. Mel has had the biggest journey this season, and I almost see it as her season. The story we told was so beautiful and I’m just glad I could be by her side.” Continue reading.

 

 

 

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