Everybody was talkin’ ’bout Bagism, Shagisn, Dragism and Toronto-ism-ism-ism 54 years ago this summer when the concert that almost wasn’t rocked the rock ‘n’ roll world. Back then, in August of 1969, I was gearing up for Grade Seven in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke at Our Lady of Peace Catholic elementary. In a month
In this edition of Under the Radar, I have a miniseries that works, a movie that does not, and a documentary that cleans up the mess left by the movie. The Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon, forever altered America’s opinion of politics and saddled us with thousands of cheap ‘Scandalgate’
Tonight, one of my favourite Canadian shows makes its debut in America: Son of a Critch (The CW, 8 p.m. ET). Critics stateside are already raving about this nostalgic look back at growing up in Newfoundland in the 1980s. John Anderson in the Wall Street Journal drew the obvious connection to a similar American sitcom
It wasn’t easy being Mary Tyler Moore. Sure, she starred in two of TV’s most beloved sitcoms. She won Emmys, Golden Globes and a special Tony and had the respect of her peers as well as her colleagues. But oh, the heartaches. It was a good thing she had spunk. Past TV biographies have skimmed
Listen up, sports fans. The NHL playoffs have started, and Leafs fans have already begun mapping out the parade route now that their opening round series against Tampa Bay is all tied up at one game apiece. If hockey or basketball playoffs are not your thing, you might want to catch the Toronto Blue Jays
The most frank section the new, two-part documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields comes at the very end. That’s when Shields is sitting down to dinner with her husband, director Chris Henchy, and their two children. The teenage girls seem a bit horrified that their mom was just an 11-years-old girl when she played a child
AppleTV+ announced Thursday that they’ve renewed Shrinking for a second season — making this a good time to post a review of the series. The eighth (out of 10) first season episode premieres Friday. First up, full disclosure: I tend to like just about anything with a Bill Lawrence connection. This dates back to the
The new comedy sketch series History of the World Part II had me at “Hitler on Ice.” That is the title of the very first sketch of the series. We see Hitler in full makeup and military attire attempting triple axis in a skating competition. A panel of typical sports network skating commentators ridicule him.