RADIO REVIEW: House of Cards folds in weak finale

Does a hit TV show always fall apart with the premature  departure of its leading star? I was asked to give my two cents on that topic Monday on The Bill Kelly Show, heard daily on Hamilton’s AM900 CHML. The starting point was Kelly’s disappointment in the final season of House of Cards. Sure, main star… Read on



CHCH quickly folds on House of Cards

Hamilton, Ontario, TV station CHCH posted the following on their Facebook page Wednesday: “Dear viewers,” they write. “We have been closely monitoring the numerous allegations relating to the personal conduct of Kevin Spacey. Based on what has been reported during this evolving situation, this type of behavior is completely inappropriate, and runs counter to the policies to… Read on


Trump the wild card as House of Cards returns

House of Cards is the series that put Netflix on the map. As the savvy political drama marks a fifth season (new episodes premiere Tuesday), Netflix has passed the 100 million mark in terms of worldwide subscriptions. The streaming revolution isn’t the only thing that has happened in the last few years. Season Five will be… Read on


This week’s podcast: Netflix’s breakthrough

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on Netflix’s big breakthrough at the Emmy Awards. Their drama House of Cards drew nine nominations, including Best Original Drama and Best Acting nominations for both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.Netflix also scored Emmy noms for Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove. What’s more, their latest original series,… Read on