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Poppy Montgomery is…

Unforgettable This television series has a strange history. After being cancelled by CBS, twice, it found a third and fourth season on A&E. The reason? Poppy Montgomery, the Australian star of the program. Her character, Carrie Wells, is someone with … Continue reading

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Elementary: Back for its Final Season

I’ve been watching this TV show from its start, but I have had reservations about it being set in New York City, rather than London. For the premiere of this season, they had two story lines running, one in each … Continue reading

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A Meddlesome Priest on PBS

Father Brown I never thought I’d be writing about this show, which comes on twice weekly on the PBS. But last night episode (S6, E5) entitled “The Face of the Enemy” had a few outstanding features about it, notwithstanding the … Continue reading

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Rural Ontario Detective on CTV

Cardinal I wasn’t confident that this show would succeed on TV because of its story lines and its rural setting. I was wrong. CTV has renewed the show for two more seasons. That will make four altogether. This is the … Continue reading

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Retro-Feminist Television on CBC

Frankie Drake Mysteries After the runaway “success” of the Murdock Mysteries the Canadian Broadcast Corporation decided to try to see if lightning could strike twice. These two shows are made by the same production company, Shaftesbury Films, based in Toronto. And therefore … Continue reading

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The Prequel Refines the Character

Endeavour Morse John Thaw played the beloved character Inspector Morse for more years than I care to remember. Then Colin Dexter, the author, decided to kill him off in his final book, The Remorseful Day. The television show followed suit. Now ITV … Continue reading

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