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AGT: Superfans? What Superfans?

America’s Got Talent: The Champions For most people, this will not be an issue, but AGT has a new voting system for this six-week special run of the show. In the first show, last week, ten ‘champion’ acts were brought … Continue reading

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Compromised: Canada’s Tainted Blood

Unspeakable (CBC) It might seem a strange title, but the horror of having your son, already suffering from haemophilia, suddenly contract AIDS and begin to die is exactly that: unspeakable. The TV drama sets out to explain how it all … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Cherry Tree Lane

Mary Poppins Returns It took more than half a century to continue the story 25 years later. That’s the magic of Disney: even the math doesn’t add up. I chose the title as my way of paying homage to Cockney … Continue reading

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A (Not So) New Angle on Christmas

A Spaceman Came Travelling During our dinner discussion last night, one of our guests brought up the surprise he had when listening to David Bowie’s Starman and really hearing the lyrics for the first time. This brought up the subject … Continue reading

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But, It’s Christmas Eve!

Scrooged (1988) Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he’s alienated himself from his … Continue reading

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A New Christmas Carol

Every Day Is Christmas This new TV movie is inspired by the Charles Dickens classic,  A Christmas Carol. A shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who “humbugs” love, Alexis ends … Continue reading

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Close the Loop: Save the World

Timeless: The Miracle of Christmas I’ve held off writing about this show until now. Last night’s series finale closed the time loop which has been open for a very short couple of seasons. Did it satisfy me? Mostly. A Love … Continue reading

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