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,
Thanks to TV critic John Doyle, Ariel Burkett and all at The Globe and Mail for inviting me to take part in Friday’s live webinar on the state of television today. We did not solve all of the problems of Canadian television in 45 minutes, but I think we had a lot of fun nonetheless.
Friday, Disney+ tosses decades of sitcoms into a sci-fi blender with WandaVision. The big budget series brings Disney and Marvel heft to the blend, and the results, after three episodes screened, are intriguing. The six-episode first season stars Elizabeth Olsen (younger sister of Full House sitcom toddlers Kate and Ashley Olsen) and English actor Paul
January seems like September as a flood of new and returning shows fill network schedules. Shows that should have started or returned last fall, such as All Rise, Bob Hearts Abishola or Prodigal Son, are just hitting schedules in 2021. It’s all due to all the new safety measures which pushed back production. It’s still