VIDEO: did The Sopranos change television? Don’t you Fagettaboutit

It was 20 years ago today that The Sopranos grabbed TV by the Paulie Walnuts. In January of 1999, executive producer David Chase’s groundbreaking drama about a mob boss, his shrink (Dr. Melfi, played by Lorraine Bracco) and his two “families” took the antihero into a whole new direction.  Emmy winner James Gandolfini kicked down… Read on



Let the endless award nomination season begin

Whenever nominations are announced for whatever TV awards, media outlets want to know: who will win, who should win; which star will give the most booze-soaked acceptance speech. Nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards were announced Thursday morning, with the gala being televised January 6 on NBC and CTV. The full list of… Read on


This week’s podcast: more on Cassidy

First of all, these aren’t really podcasts. This is me blathering on the radio. I used to speak once-a-week with CHML’s Scott Thompson but we kick around TV issues less frequently now. Apparently there are other things happening in the world! This week was spoke at length about the death of David Cassidy and how… Read on


No love for Love as Emmy noms announced

What?! No love for Love? That was my first reaction upon hearing the list of nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. Actually, I would have been surprised to see the Judd Apatow-produced Netflix gem (pictured above with leads Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust) among the shows listed in the Best Comedy category. It is such… Read on



Saluting Adam West on CTV News Channel

CTV News Channel lit up the Bat-signal Saturday looking for commentary on the death of Adam West. I was only too happy to salute the actor, who passed away Friday at 88. West was a laugh-and-a-half to interview, always bringing the eight year old out in every middle-aged journalist. Watch the video here.  


If you covered TV in Canada, you have an Alan Thicke story

It’s both an honor — and another indicator I’ve been doing this a long time — to find myself a go-to obit guy. This year, it seems, every day or two, another entertainer from my youth passes away. Bewitched‘s Dr. Bombay — Welsh actor Bernard Fox — was paged for good Wednesday at 89. That was a day… Read on


CNN enjoys a HUGE Trump bump in Canada

The polls are still open in some States but here at Brioux.TV we’re able to declare a winner: CNN. The Atlanta-based cable news network is on a roll in the United States, topping Fox News CNN is also on a roll in the United States. For the first time in 15 years, CNN has beaten Fox News… Read on