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An archive of blog entries about Canadian TV programmes and production.


January 14, 2013

Monday's "Lifetime's Prisoners' Wives, a Vampire Diaries spin-off and a Jo Nesbo pilot" news

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  • Trailer for The Call with Halle Berry

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January 11, 2013

Review: Cracked 1x1 (CBC)

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Cracked

In Canada: Tuesdays, 9/9.30NT, CBC

Imagine a world where cops are armed but they never shoot anyone. Imagine a world where the mental ill are treated with respect, even when they kill people. Imagine a world where there's an entire police unit dedicated to investigating crimes committed by the mentally ill so that they can be helped and treated.

No need to imagine. That world is Canada.

Allegedly.

'Inspired' by real-life incidents, Cracked sees Canadian police officer Aidan Black (David Sutcliffe) get a touch of PTSD and start doing inappropriate chicken impressions. When he returns to work, still not quite right - 'cracked' even - he's given a chance to help on the newly formed Psych Crimes Unit, where he's to work with psychiatrist Daniella Ridley (Stefanie von Pfetten), another cop (Luisa D'Oliveira) and a psychiatric nurse (Dayo Ade) in helping to investigate crimes committed by the mentally ill, and then, using his unique insight and compassion, talk to them a lot.

And while on the one hand it's a delight to have a show that doesn't think banging everyone to rights or shooting them, particularly if they're mentally ill, is a good idea, it doesn't half expose the fact that for most drama, something has to happen for them to be interesting.

Here's a trailer.

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January 11, 2013

Friday's "Ali Larter is a Legend, CTV plays and is satisfied, and The Bridge becomes The Tunnel" news

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Trailers

  • Trailer for Danny Boyle's Trance, with James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson
  • Extended trailer for Gangster Squad

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  • BBC1 and Channel 5 increased their audience share in 2012
  • Sky/Canal+ remake of The Bridge to be called The Tunnel
  • FX UK/Fox to commission 50 hours of original UK content [subscription required]

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