Tonight’s fourth episode of Son of a Critch is titled, “Cucumber Slumber.” It could have also have been called “Province in a Pickle.” The episode finds roving reporter Mike Sr. (played by Mark Critch) firmly behind a new provincial government initiative to make Newfoundland the cucumber capital of Canada. His sudden interest is swayed after
Tuesday night brings the second episode of the new CBC sitcom Son of a Critch. Titled, “Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s Dead,” it opens with a favourite family activity for the Critch clan: attending funerals. That’s where, among other things like paying respects, sandwiches can be obtained and hoarded. “Pops” (Malcolm McDowell), is an old pro
CBC, which could use a little good news, got some Tuesday night. That’s when their new sitcom Son of a Critch rocketed off to a robust start. The Newfoundland lensed series based on star/co-creator Mark Critch’s memoir drew 740,000 viewers, an opening number that is sure to grow as six more days of data is
Watching the first two episodes of Son of a Critich brought me right back to the first time I saw The Wonder Years, the original, ABC version which premiered in 1988. This was back when I was working at TV Guide Canada. That show seemed so based on my own suburban childhood I expected residuals.
Some of the best podcast conversations I’ve had in 2021 were with authors. The six listed below seized this pandemic predicament by hunkering down and writing great books either about their own life experiences or, in one case, a biography about one of Canada’s best storytellers. I thank them all for helping me to read
Canada’s longest-running scripted entertainment series is not The Beachcombers or Wayne & Shuster or even Murdoch Mysteries. It is This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Premiering in 1993, the Halifax-based sketch comedy made stars out of brash Newfoundlanders Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, Greg Thomey and Rick Mercer. Turnovers in the cast and writing talent – a
As my late ex-mother-in-law Teresa Darrah usd to say, Mark Critch is as ‘busy as a dog licking two pots.” He’s back tonight on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, snapping into wigs and costumes and behind the desk and in his 18th season on the Halifax-based sketch series. That places him second in time served
Yikes. Tuesday night, This Hour Has 22 Minutes returned for its 26th season to 367,ooo estimated, overnight viewers. While numbers were counted in some screwy ways back when 22 Minutes began, I’m going to go out on a fairly sturdy limb and suggest that is the series’ lowest-rated season premiere ever. That number is about