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Denette Wilford

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Canada, Are You Ready For 'Pop Quiz'?

Considering how popular gossip sites are, and how countless magazines and tabloids at the checkout line bombard you with gigantic bubble-gum pink fonts and huge glossy photos, Pop Quiz couldn't come at a better time.
11/04/2013 01:54 EST
CBS

If It Ain't Broke, Why 'Fix' 'The Good Wife'?

Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife" wasn't called "Hitting the Fan" for nothing. Did everyone else unclench their fists or exhale with relief after seemingly holding their breath for several tense minutes? Because it couldn't have been just me.
10/28/2013 11:55 EDT
NBC

'Dracula' Won't Suck You In -- Yet

"Dracula" is loosely inspired by Bram Stoker's novel, with a crinkly, dried-up, dusty Vlad the Impaler being brought back to life by an unlikely ally at the beginning, but it's the last five minutes of the pilot that are the most entertaining.
10/22/2013 02:25 EDT
Getty

'MasterChef Junior': The Best Cooking Show Ever?

I've never watched the original MasterChef, so I was wary tuning into the spinoff it spawned: MasterChef Junior. Did I really want to see what food these kids were going to slap on a plate? I mean, really, how good of a cook could a bunch of eight-to-13-year-olds be? In a word -- stellar.
10/15/2013 01:21 EDT
ABC

'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland' Review

If you thought Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is, well, Once Upon a Time, just set in a bewitching, fantastical land that looks nothing like Storybrooke -- think again. If you've never seen OUAT, that's OK. Wonderland is so different from its predecessor that it stands on its own.
10/07/2013 02:47 EDT
City

'The Project: Guatemala' More Than Just A Reality Show

The Project: Guatemala features nine privileged 20-somethings who think they've been chosen to take part in a fluffy reality show where they can drink, party and hook up with fellow hotties in paradise. It looks like a reality show and sounds like a reality show and annoys like a reality show, so it must be a reality show, right? Well, let's just say it's certainly real.
09/23/2013 12:12 EDT
Fox

Fall TV 2013: Five Shows You Should Watch

Oh, those crafty networks. Even when it seems like there's no amount of lipstick to pretty up some pigs ... er ... shows, their promos still manage to make them look spectacular. These aren't them -- these shows actually show some promise.
09/16/2013 10:54 EDT
AP

Fall TV 2013 Shows That Seem Good ... But Aren't

There are some series whose promos are far better than the actual half-hour or hours themselves. I'm here to tell you about the five shows whose packaging is far prettier than what's inside (a.k.a. don't waste your time).
09/09/2013 10:36 EDT
Fox

'So You Think You Can Dance': Best Final Four Ever?

This has arguably been the best season of So You Think You Can Dance. I know, I know, all series -- particularly ones from the reality genre -- boast that the current season is the best ever but, really, Season 10 has truly been amazing.
09/03/2013 02:49 EDT
Showcase

'King & Maxwell' Make A Fine Pair

You have to give Rebecca Romijn credit. The former supermodel could have just relied on her beauty and played the "hot girl" roles (remember her as Dennis' wife on Just Shoot Me, and the dirty girl that dated Ross on Friends?) but she has managed to eke out a decent resumé.
08/26/2013 04:51 EDT
CTV

'Amazing Race Canada': Who's Going To Win?

It's been years since I committed to a season of The Amazing Race, but when CTV announced The Amazing Race Canada, I knew it was something I would tune in to week after week. As for how I think the teams will finish leading up to the finale (based on a combination of who I like/dislike and who just seem strong), here are my thoughts.
08/19/2013 02:59 EDT
Bell Media

Phineas and Ferb Gets Even More Marvel-ous

Kids or not, you don't need them to watch -- and love -- Phineas and Ferb. The enterprising stepbrothers may be too young (yes, yes they are) to find ways to fill the days of a neverending summer, but that doesn't mean their fans are. And Phineas and Ferb's seemingly impossible inventions seem like child's play, but the much-anticipated special one-hour episode, "Mission Marvel," is anything but.
08/12/2013 12:01 EDT
AP

'The Fosters' Was One Of Summer's Best

By far, my favourite show this summer has been The Fosters. It's my first season-long commitment to an ABC Family/Spark show and I'm glad I invested in it.
08/06/2013 12:26 EDT
ITV

'Broadchurch' Is The Place To Be

There's something so satisfying when a series is even better than you had imagined. Broadchurch borrows from The Killing, but unlike that series, which I was bored of after the second episode, the first two hours of Broadchurch had me absolutely captivated.
07/29/2013 12:28 EDT
Slice

'Summer Camp' Rocks

Growing up, I never went to a proper sleepaway camp. I don't know if it's because I wasn't interested or my parents didn't want me to, but I never really thought I was missing anything. That is, until I watched the latest reality series, Summer Camp.
07/22/2013 12:20 EDT
BBC

The Best Season Of 'Luther' Yet

I won't spoil the premiere but it was as creepy and edge-of-your-seat as it gets. No, really, I watched a lot of this with my eyes covered and from behind a pillow.
07/15/2013 05:06 EDT
CTV

'Satisfaction' Not Guaranteed

If you were a fan of Corner Gas, then Satisfaction may be the summer show for you. If you weren't, well, may I suggest Under the Dome, which premieres a couple of hours later.
06/24/2013 09:57 EDT
USA

Welcome To 'Graceland'

Jeff Eastin has done it again. The creator of White Collar has come up with another fantastic new show. While the subject matter is a little darker (a mix of undercover agents from different government agencies bunk together), it still boasts USA's signature style.
06/03/2013 11:41 EDT