We all know Anne Murray was an adult contemporary, pop and country music super star, selling more than 55 million records. Her impact on television, however, was also tremendous. As she relates in this special Christmas Week episode of brioux.tv the podcast, Murray got her TV start on CBC’s Singalong Jubilee. Spun off from the
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.
Attention all school-age snoopers! Production is underway on the third season of Detention Adventure. Aimed at tween viewers, Detention Adventure was CBC’s first original kids scripted series for CBC Gem. The award-winning series follows three nerdy, Grade School seniors who form an unlikely alliance with the school bully. Together, they suffer through various detentions in order
CBC whipped through their virtual, on-line Upfront 2021 presentation Wednesday like it was an Olympic event — fitting since they’re Canada’s host broadcaster for both this summer’s Tokyo Games as well as the Beijing Winter Games in 2020. It took just 33 minutes for the public broadcaster to promote 35 new and returning series from
Is it “Da!” or is it “Nyet?” I’m still trying to figure out my vote on The Communist’s Daughter. The project, which started out as a humble web series, premieres Friday on CBC Gem. Eight short (seven- to eleven-minute) episodes are up and available now to binge. The series stars Sofia Banzhaf (Bitten), well-cast as
The numbers are in for the premiere of Pretty Hard Cases. The critically acclaimed CBC series, starring Meredith MacNeill and Adrinne C. Moore, launched Wednesday to 297,000 average minute audience viewers according to overnight data estimated by Numeris and shared by the network. After one day of PVR Playback data, the audience measure grew to
Yes, we’re still in lockdown; in some places, more locked down then ever. While you’re waiting to get vaccinated, here are five recent shows to search, binge and enjoy: Death to 2020 (Netflix). The folks behind the British mockumentary Black Mirror created this deadpan, cynical, wickedly funny look at the year from Hell. Brilliantly written
Sure, barriers are coming down and people are taking tentative steps back into stores and restaurants — maybe even schools. Still, a lot of us are continuing to stay close to the couch. What should we be watching on TV? Check my recent reviews on the excellent British documentary “My Generation,” hosted by Michael Caine,