On Friday, Netflix premiered eight new episodes of one of my favourite shows, The Kominsky Method. On the surface, it’s about an aging but still charismatic LA acting coach (Michael Douglas) whose career never really took off, and his elderly super agent pal Norman (Alan Arkin). Really though it’s about aging, a subject these two
When The Kominsky Method returns for a second season Friday on Netflix, there’s a familiar face joining the series — Jane Seymour. So why didn’t her old pal and series star Michael Douglas recognize her when the two arrived for the first dress rehearsal together? After all, The former “Queen of the Miniseries,” as she
TV is expanding at such a rapid pace there’s just no time left for a TV critic to even type! That’s one reason I’m posting more and more video reviews here — shot in my car between errands. WIth Disney and Apple launching even more content in a week, these drive by reviews are the
Netflix seems to be cramming content on a daily basis in an all out effort to keep subscribers hooked. In a little over a week, Disney and Apple are both launching their own, robust SVOD services. One of Netflix’s latest releases is Living with Yourself, an eight-part series from former Daily Show producer Timothy Greenberg.
Over the past five years I’ve had the great good fortune to spend this week in the south of France, attending the annual international TV marketplace known as MIPCOM. I’ve truly valued that perspective, occasionally through the good graces of Canadian government agencies, on the rapidly changing business of worldwide content marketing. Also, the view
CHML’s Bill Kelly called the other day asking if Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” might be stir up a new Netflix Oscar controversy. Last February, readers may recall, Steven Spielberg sounded a bit like an old coot telling kids to stay off his lawn, grumbled about how Netflix has no business at the Oscars. Scorsese himself
October still offers a few more broadcast network launches but it will be the cable and streaming premieres that will jump to the top of your binge list. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Almost Family (Fox and CTV). A famous fertility doctor named Leon Bechley (played by Timothy Hutton) admits to being his clinic’s secret sperm provider
Sunday being the Emmys, much of my day Monday was spent on the radio talking about the annual television industry showcase as well as the launch of the new fall season. One of those exchanges was with Newstalk 610’s Larry Fedoruk, out of St. Catherines, Ont., who confessed he’d pretty much forgotten that the Emmys