After six months of tough negotiations, the writers’ and actors’ strikes are over. How will these new labor agreements affect the future of television? Who better to ask than Mister John Doyle?It has been a full year since the distinguished Globe and Mail TV columnist retired. I spoke to him about six months ago for
Now that John Doyle has retired as the TV critic of The Globe and Mail, how are we supposed to make sense of it all? Where is our roadmap out of the madness that is Canadian television? It is all right here, friends, in this handy and convenient, click and listen podcast episode. Hear Doyle
This blog you are reading began 15 year and 4,718 posts ago this very week. When I launched brioux.tv in 2007 it was called, “TV Feeds My Family.” The family all grew up and left (and grew by on son-in-law). The blog grew as well, especially with the addition of sponsors as well as an
BRAMPTON, Ont. — A tradition of futile joke-telling has ended in Canada. In the wake of John Doyle’s decision to stop reviewing television at The Globe and Mail, fellow journalist Bill Brioux has vowed to no longer tell his favourite joke. It generally appeared on Twitter and went like this: “Babylon 5, Leafs Nothing,” or,
The highlight of Wednesday’s Banff World Media Festival was the “In Conversation” session, conducted virtually from Los Angeles, with Simu Liu. The 32-year-old Chinese Canadian is set to star this September in theatres everywhere in Marvel’s upcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” All but ten minutes or so of the 45-minute session,
The headline on John Doyle’s TV column Monday in The Globe and Mail said it all: “American late-night is reinvigorated. In Canada, we’ve got nothing.” Sad but true. Doyle points out that the gloves are so far off in American late night circles when it comes to political commentary you can see the bare knuckles.
The best new show I have seen this season on broadcast network television is Pretty Hard Cases. Several other critics, including John Doyle at The Globe and Mail, have sung its praises. So why is it having a pretty hard time finding an audience? The CBC buddy cop show stars Meredith MacNeill from Baroness von