Q&A: Sherman-Paladino on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I recently spoke with the hatted one, Amy Sherman-Paladino, as well as her production partner and husband, Daniel Paladino, about their new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The first season will be released and ready for streaming on Wednesday, November 29. The Paladino’s penchant for making everyone sound like a smartypants wore me out after a… Read on



This week’s podcast: more on Cassidy

First of all, these aren’t really podcasts. This is me blathering on the radio. I used to speak once-a-week with CHML’s Scott Thompson but we kick around TV issues less frequently now. Apparently there are other things happening in the world! This week was spoke at length about the death of David Cassidy and how… Read on


Russell Peters throws a house party for The Indian Detective

Went to a party this week at Russell Peters’ house. Came home with his mother. The comedian threw his Toronto digs open to press and network TV partiers Monday to celebrate and promote his new series The Indian Detective. The hour-long drama with laughs premieres Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and will… Read on


David Cassidy 1950 – 2017

Sometimes you just know, from the many, many reports on Facebook and elsewhere, that a famous star is dying. Work on their obit ahead of time, you think. There’s really no reason to hold off. David Cassidy though, Geezus. That’s a punch in the boomer gut if there ever was one. Any hope that Cassidy… Read on



CHCH quickly folds on House of Cards

Hamilton, Ontario, TV station CHCH posted the following on their Facebook page Wednesday: “Dear viewers,” they write. “We have been closely monitoring the numerous allegations relating to the personal conduct of Kevin Spacey. Based on what has been reported during this evolving situation, this type of behavior is completely inappropriate, and runs counter to the policies to… Read on


Liam Cunningham abdicates Thrones for Electric Dreams

One of the hottest writers in television and film has been dead since 1982. Philip K. Dick passed away at 53 but left behind a treasure trove of important science fiction literature. “Blade Runner 2049” just revived interest in one of the most celebrated adaptations of his work, 1982’s original “Blade Runner”. Fans will also… Read on


Louie, Louie, Louie, Loo-yeeeks.

In January of 2015, Louis CK was before critics at a TCA press tour promoting the fifth season of his Emmy award-winning FX series, Louie. At the time he was the undisputed King of the comedy world, in stand-up and on television. Louie — dark, fearless, funny and at times heartbreakingly sad — was my favourite… Read on


Canadian TV gold shines once more with encore+

Curating and sharing vintage TV shows has been a passion of mine for several years. I’ve been screening 16mm network prints of everything from Batman and Bewitched to The Dick Van Dyke Show and half-hour Fall Preview reels since 2011 at TV on Film Project screenings. As some of you know, I’d rather thread than stream. One… Read on