Much of my world view of international politics in the late ’60s, early ’70s was gleaned from the work of the great Toronto Star editorial cartoonist Duncan Macpherson. One example, above, shows HRH Prince Philip, returning home from a royal visit to Canada with multiple cowboy hats. His wife, The Queen, waits with a rolling
“Is regular network TV programming dead? These four Canadian broadcast execs say no, it’s evolving.” That’s the headline to a feature I wrote appearing in Saturday’s Toronto Star. Read the full story here if you’re a subscriber or, better yet, buy a copy. People have been writing the network TV obit for years. Tina Fey
Three years ago next month, Netflix announced that they would be the destination for a documentary from director Martin Scorses about the fabled Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV. A reunion of the entire cast, including elusive Rick Moranis, was held in May of 2018 at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. It was hosted by Jimmy
After years as “the place where shows go to die,” Fridays has once again become a hot TV night, especially for streaming services. Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s new and of interest starting Friday, March 12: Kid 90 (Hulu). Back when she was a child star and right after, Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster fame videotaped
Disney told their investors this week that their Disney+ streaming service has crossed the 100 million subscriber threshold. As Goofy would say, “Gawrsh!” The service was launched at a very reasonable cost: $8.99 a month in Canada or $89.99 a year — much cheaper than Netflix at nearly $15. That price went up in February,
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
In an age of endless searching and typing and trying to remember what channel is where I just love simple voice commands. That’s why I love Rogers Ignite. Now, full disclosure: as a Rogers Ignite influencer, I enjoy a complimentary subscription to the service. Nonetheless, I’m happy to sing its praises. It’s the best way
CBC has holiday fare all month long including these Canadian movie premieres:“A Christmas Winter Song” Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Rock N’ Roll Christmas” Wed., Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sat., Dec. 12“A Christmas Movie Christmas” Wed., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)“Christmas on the River” Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m.