“People used to describe us as pot smoking hippies on welfare.” That was Paul Pope, the dean of Newfoundland TV and film production, describing his early days in an industry he helped create. I knew him for one day, but it was memorable, and he told me the secret to making Canadian television. That day
When Jason Momoa says he wants to play hockey, you find him some skates– quick! The former Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian star takes on the Hudson’s Bay Company in Frontier, premiering Sunday night on Discovery Canada. The rest of the world can follow along on Netflix. Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Jessica Matten (Blackstone), Allan
Wednesday night, CBC airs the final regular season episodes of Republic of Doyle. The two-hour Doyle-fest begins at 8 p.m. This was a series that was easy to embrace for me right from the beginning. For one thing, it wasn’t another formulaic, procedural, Canadian cop show mimicking a formulaic, procedural, American cop show. It screamed St.
Wednesday, Republic of Doyle airs in its regular CBC timeslot (9 p.m.). Then, next week, Dec. 10, comes the two-hour finale to the brawlin’, tire-squealin’ six year old detective series. I was out in St. John’s last summer when they were putting the finishing touches to the series. So, naturally, I tried to steal Jake
Oops! Been overwhelmed by television down in Los Angeles and forgot to give as heads up on Monday’s season two premiere of Majumder Manor (the W Network). If its in your PVR, check it out and tune in again next week. The celebrity reality show features This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Shaun Majumder and
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland–The Majumder Manor may not be built yet, but that hasn’t stopped the Majumders from being wonderful hosts. Shaun Majumder and Shelby Fenner welcomed reporters on a whirlwind, one day tour of St. John’s as they gear up for Season Two of Majumder Manor (returning in July on W). The eventual site of