Ring in the New Year with Farce and Ford

It’s just not New Year’s Eve without another Air Farce New Year’s Eve CBC special. The fun begins Tuesday night at 8 p.m. as Canada’s most famous comedy troupe spoofs headlines from the past 12 months.The F-Bomb, of course, is aimed at several idiots, including Toronto legend Rob Ford, goofed on by Craig Lauzon in… Read on

Looking back at 2013 on ‘CH’s Morning Live

I always enjoy being on with Bob Cowan on CHCH’s Morning Live and Tuesday morning was no exception. While I’m barely awake by noon, Cowan seems as energized as the bunny in those battery ads as we take a look at some of the hits and misses launched last September.Fall 2013 was not what the… Read on

Katie Brioux: putting her stamp on Montreal

Katie and her stamps. Marie-France Coallier/The Gazette I was going to get around to giving my designer daughter Katie Brioux a shameless plug here at TVFMF but Steve Faguy at The Montreal Gazette beat me to it. Check out Faguy’s full page story in Saturday’s Gazette on the Montreal neighbourhoods stamp set Katie created and… Read on

Another annual end-of-year list

These end-of-year lists of best and worst TV shows are so arbitrary and dumb. They do make for speedy blog posts, however. Follow this link to mine, as written for The Canadian Press.Breaking Bad, of course, is my pick and just about everyone else’s as show of the year. The finale lived up to the… Read on

A toast to two million this Christmas

This glorious Larry Fritz illustration graced the cover of TV Guide for the week of December 24, 1955. That was back when signals were pulled in from all over on rooftop antennas–for free. To all who visit this site, Merry Christmas. Thanks to my clever daughter Katie and her very practical Christmas gift, you can… Read on

Dig this crazy Hamilton Christmas jam

Our ol’ pal JR Digs has come out of his van long enough to tell us about a special concert happening this Sunday in Hamilton. The 5th Annual JR Digs Acoustic Christmas Concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 at the Casbah. Spencer Rice from Kenny vs. Spenny is the… Read on

I Love Lucy in Colour for Christmas

Lucy! You’re in colour!! You’ve got some splainin’ to do!! That’s what Ricky Ricardo might say if he tuned in to Friday night’s hour-long CBS salute to I Love Lucy. It begins at 8 p.m. Two episodes from the classic sitcom have been colourized and combined: the “Christmas Episode,” which has only been seen a few… Read on

Orphan Black tops among Canadian critics

In another end of the year poll, Orphan Black has emerged as the critics’ choice as the Best Show in Canadian Television.The popular Space series, starring Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (left) in an astonishing, multi-personality role, was the overwhelming choice when votes from a dozen Canadian TV critics were tabulated at TV Guide Canada.Second… Read on