There’s a line in tonight’s fourth season opener of Star Trek: Discovery that neatly defines Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). President of the Federation Rillak (Chelah Horsdal), a new character who quickly books herself aboard Discovery, sees Burnham barely pull her crew through yet another deadly crisis. She commends the captain for her nimble and
The pandemic forced many of us into lockdown in 2020. As humans retreated, did other species come out to party? That’s one of the questions raised in “Nature’s Big Year,” a timely and fascinating documentary premiering Friday on The Nature of Things (9pm ET on CBC and CBC Gem). Writer, director and executive producer Christine
Sometimes a show comes along and critics are stumped. We love it, it’s refreshingly different, but it seems like a bingeable streaming or pay-cable show instead of something on a traditional broadcaster. It isn’t about FBI agents or first responders. It’s on opposite The Bachelorette. It ticks every box in terms of diversification and inclusion.
Remember Al Pacino shouting “Attica” in “Dog Day Afternoon”? That’s about all anyone remembers 50 years after the deadliest prison riot in America’s history. The actual revolt, the bloodiest in American history, is detailed in the new Showtime documentary “Attica” (also currently streaming on Crave). This is an unblinking look at the upstate 1971 New
We’re approaching the scariest time of the year on television. No, not the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs — that’s The Leafs scariest time of the year. Late October has always brought out the scariest TV treats. That’s true again this year and there is plenty to choose from. TCM ends the month
Way back when I was a high school student working as a busboy at a restaurant at Ontario Place, I was able to see several unforgetable concerts at the Forum. This was a beautiful, hillside venue, an outdoor theatre-in-the-round that sat three thousand in the circular stands and another four thousand on the surrounding hillsides.
Are you a fan of disaster films? Then you might like All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs, a five-part docuseries streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. This project, produced by Toronto’s Cream Productions (the same folks behind CNN’s recent sitcom and late night docuseries) may eventually grow in stature. Say in 50 years, like how
The worst part about bingeing through your favourite TV shows is that you immerse yourself in these fabulous worlds in a weekend and then have to wait 12 months to jump into them again. At least with both Ted Lasso (AppleTV+) and Only Murders in The Building (Hulu; DIsney+’s Star in Canada), they were cleverly