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Mork Calling Orson…

Come In Orson Yes, I know it’s old and trite now, but a television station in Hamilton, Ontario (CHCH) still runs episodes of Mork and Mindy on a daily basis. And at the end of each program, Mork reports what … 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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It Must Be the Christmas Season

Die Hard (1988) With so many Hallmark Christmas movies on television at the present, it makes a refreshing change to go back to this one from the late 80’s. Sappy, it is not. Spicy, maybe. But mostly fruity, with the … Continue reading

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Funny, That: Mike Myers

Wayne’s World Before Mike Myers hide behind (and inside) some great inventions, like Shrek, Austin Powers, The Love Guru, and others, he was just a guy, sitting in his mother’s basement with his best friend: Wayne Campbell. Now he’s added … Continue reading

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ω: Double Ur Fun

Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum We probably all remember the words to this advertisment: Double your pleasure / Double your fun / with Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint gum. Well, it’s being recited here because I want to discuss the letter W. Double U … Continue reading

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All the Hallmarks of Christmas

Hallmark Christmas Movies It’s only November, the day before Remembrance Day, and I’ve seen my first Christmas movie already. A Joyous Christmas was on the W Network last night. It did not star Candace Cameron Bure (pictured above), but it … Continue reading

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