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
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.
Here is something you never hear a showrunner of a new network TV series talk about: their fears about how audiences might take their new show. Leave it to a Canadian, then, to break the barrier. “My fear is that people are not going to give it a shot,” says Tim McAuliffe. “I personally wouldn’t.”