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
On Wednesday, Parrot Analytics posted their quarterly report card on the streaming industry. Five of the companies — Netflix, Disney (Disney+ and Hulu), Warner Bros Discovery (Max), Paramount Global (Paramount+) and NBCUniversal (Peacock) are publicly traded and share data. The parent companies behind two others, AppleTV+ and Amazon Prime Video, do not report subscriber numbers.
Quincy Isaiah says his basketball game has improved by leaps and rebounds since suiting up for the role of Magic Johnson in “Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.” The series is back for a second season on HBO Max and Crave. The Michigan native plays the early ’80s, “Showtime” era version of Earvin “Magic”
My favourite unscripted TV series since the start of the pandemic returns Friday for a third and final season: How to With John Wilson (HBO/MAX; Crave). How to with who what?? John Wilson, that’s who. This somewhat anxious, 36-year-old New Yorker points his camera around his neighbourhood and deconstructs things such as scaffolding, public restrooms
The last time we met, I recommended a sweet series called Schmigadoon. Lest you think that I’m just an old softie, this time around I’d like to recommend a couple of hidden gems that are distinctly un-sweet. First, whether you’re a wrestling fan or see the whole sham sport as a sign of the decline
There was plenty to celebrate Thursday as Bell Media closed out a week of Toronto-based Upfronts with their annual ad orgy at the Meridian. If you tally up the English and French-language output, Bell will have 96 titles and 1037 hours of original content in 2023/24. CTV remains, after 22 straight years, the most-watched broadcast
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
Clone High has finally been re-cloned! The Canadian-American animated original from 20 years ago returns with 10 new episodes starting tonight, Tuesday, May 23, on the streamer Max (formerly HBO Max) and in Canada on Crave. The premise sells the series: After a high school that was secretly being run as an elaborate military experiment