Happy to be back in The Toronto Star today with a story that has nothing to do with television. My hockey playing pal Joe Cini is a teacher with the Dufferin Peel Catholic school board. Until, this season, he’s been the regular goalie on the Valley Hawks of the Brampton Teacher’s league. Joe planned a
Paging Doctor television! Is there a surge in Canadian-made medical shows? I argue yes in a feature I wrote appearing in today’s Toronto Star. Fact is, after years of ratings dominance by No. 1 hit The Big Bang Theory, The Good Doctor, as seen on CTV, is now the No. 1 series in Canada. Other
It’s Saturday. I’m off doing other things, but here are three great television articles written by people I admire. Check them out: The Toronto Star’s Tony Wong is addicted to sandwiches and just generally food in general. I’m not sure where he puts it, but you don’t want to be behind him in line at
In a brave, new digital era of binge viewing, trust me to get hooked on a series which began back in the ’60s. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father ran for three seasons, from 1969 to ’72. I liked it as a pre-teen and enjoyed it even more the past several weeks as I caught up with
If you’ve been waiting for Season 2 of Transparent, wait no longer. All 10 new episodes dropped this weekend on Amazon Prime in the U.S. and UK and on shomi in Canada. The first new episode, “Kina Hora,” is a beaut. I wrote about what the series means to Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light, the
Are you still watching Dancing with the Stars? The ABC variety/competition show is in its 10th year and 20th edition. Canadian Shark Tank money man Robert Herjavec and partner Kym Johnson are among the contestants, as are Suzanne Somers and her pro partner Tony Dovolani. The theme Monday was called “Most Memorable Year” but it was really
Peggy Lee’s haunting “Is That All There Is?” plays a big part in Sunday night’s Seventh and final season opener of Mad Men (10 p.m., AMC). I remember first hearing the song back when I was in Grade school. It came out in November of 1969 and times in nicely as Mad Men closes out
“I am now a professional dancer—words that I thought would never come out of my mouth. All my friends think I am nuts.” That’s Robert Herjavec talking. The former Dragon and current Shark will add dancer to his C.V. when the 20th edition of Dancing with the Stars commences Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m.