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'X Company' Review: CBC Delivers Another Much-Needed History Lesson To Canadians

(7) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 2:27 PM

The CBC had a hit with the recently wrapped "The Book Of Negroes," so will newcomer "X Company" be a phenomenon as well, ratings and otherwise? From far away, the two series couldn't be more different, but up close it's amazing how much they have in common. Canadians...

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'Property Brothers At Home': Jonathan And Drew Scott Take On Biggest Project Yet

(8) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 10:32 AM

If you don't know Drew and Jonathan Scott, then get out from under that rock where you've been hiding for the past four years, because you're about to be invited to their home.

The "Property Brothers" and "Buying and Selling" stars' latest challenge is their own. "Property Brothers At...

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'Parenthood' Series Finale: Time To Say Goodbye To The Bravermans

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:09 PM

We "Parenthood" diehards consider ourselves extensions of the Braverman -- and Graham and even Rizzoli -- family. We've loved them, hated them, laughed with them and most definitely cried with them each and every week for the past six seasons, but that awful time has come to say our final...

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Heads Up 'Sleepy Hollow' Haters, Here's Why You'll Want To Stick Around Till The End

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 8:34 AM

If you've been watching "Sleepy Hollow" from the beginning, then you have loved the tale of the Headless Horsemen featuring Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his partner, police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). Only this time, the two are now Witnesses -- those who are destined to stop the apocalypse...

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'Open Heart' Review: Teenage Mystery Drama Not Just For Young People

(8) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 2:18 PM

When a new show is created by the producers of "Degrassi," you just know it's going to be good. But what makes this show different (among other things) is it doesn't take place in a school, and isn't clear about what genre it falls into. Whether you're into...

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'19-2' Season 2 Premiere Review: You Will Be On The Edge Of Your Seats, Guaranteed

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 10:31 AM

A year ago, when the English remake of "19-2" premiered on Bravo, I thought it was good, but I admitted it wasn't the best cop show I had seen. I feel like I might have to change my statement, because after watching the Season 2 return, I am...

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'MasterChef Canada' Season 2 Finalists Revealed

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 1:36 PM

If your TV is often set to CTV (or any other Bell channel), you've probably seen the promos for the upcoming season of "MasterChef Canada."

The network promises it's going to be a doozy, as 49 talented home cooks compete for $100,000 and the "MC" title.

Season 2...

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'Empire' Review: Hip-Hop Family Drama Turns Network TV On Its Head

(5) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:46 PM

I was intrigued by "Empire," thanks to Fox cramming ads for it down our throats. Come on! It looked so wildly over-the-top. I wasn't sure if it was going to be brilliant or trash TV -- I just knew either way I was in. So pressing play on...

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'The Book Of Negroes' On CBC: Miniseries Not To Be Missed

(110) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Slavery is a dark chapter in U.S. history, but what many people don't know is that it's part of Canadian history as well. Whether it's unfamiliarity with what happened in our own country or it's just easier to point the finger at the bad folks south of the border, some...

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'MasterChef Canada: A Holiday Special': Get Into The Spirit With This Cooking Competition

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 2:31 PM

We're winding down to the days where it's all about family, friends, fun and food -- which makes "MasterChef Canada: A Holiday Special" the perfect thing to watch.

Be warned, though. If you cry at the drop of a hat like myself (honestly, a good...

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So Long, 'Republic Of Doyle,' It's Been A Great Ride

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Last week's penultimate episode of "Republic of Doyle" was the perfect way to wind down the series.

The Doyles, Leslie, and Des, who were all suspects in a Barbara Warrick's death, were the focus. As interrogations went on, it was kept simple and stark and just like when...

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Christmas TV Schedule 2014: Holiday Specials And Episodes

(9) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 8:42 AM

Have you made your holiday TV list and checked it twice? If not, don't fret because we're here to make things easy for you.

If you need to get your annual fix of Charlie Brown, Rudolph, George Bailey and Buddy the Elf, or simply want to catch a holiday episode...

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'Walking Dead' Midseason Finale: Tyler James Williams Reveals What We Can Expect

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 2:49 PM

*** WARNING: Some spoilers! ***

Anyone else notice in last Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead," "Crossed," how the camera focused on the "Buckle Up" sign three times? After four fairly subdued episodes in a row (albeit with some of the series' nastiest, most disgusting scenes thrown in),...

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Introducing The Second 'Canada's Smartest Person'

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 9:10 AM

WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Do not read on unless you're caught up on "Canada's Smartest Person." Unless you like spoilers, then go right ahead!

This Season 2 wrap-up was a reminder of just how epic the last eight weeks have been on "Canada's Smartest Person." Thirty-two Canadians battled for the chance...

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'State Of Affairs' Review: Female-Led High-Stakes Drama Will Have You Wanting More

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM

OK, granted, it's not so much Katherine Heigl that's replacing James Spader; rather, Heigl's new show, "State of Affairs," takes "The Blacklist's timeslot until February. And as an avid fan of "The Blacklist," I have to admit, I'm kind of grateful for the break. (The series...

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'Stalker': In Defence Of The Much-Maligned Show

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 2:20 PM

Like any procedural, the opening scene usually establishes the crime that'll be investigated in the next hour. And "Stalker" follows this formula, though its storylines centre on stalking cases (obviously). The biggest difference is the creepy factor but with creator Kevin Williamson at the helm, that shouldn't be...

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'MasterChef Junior' Review: The Kids Just Keep Getting Better

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 9:41 AM

W.C. Fields famously said, "Never work with children or animals." So perhaps he wouldn't have been a fan of "MasterChef Junior." Everyone else, on the other hand, won't be able to resist the Season 2 premiere of the hit reality competition, which features both kids and live chickens,...

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'Canada's Worst Driver' Review: Are These The Lowest Of The Low?

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 4:56 PM

I fancy myself a pretty decent driver. Defensive but aggressive when I need to be. I heard a radio ad during a recent drive about "those suburban commando moms behind the wheel of her giant SUV," and I held my chin up with pride. All right, so I'm a lot...

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'Constantine' Review: This Show Will Freak Your Freak

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 4:43 PM

I have a few fears. I don't like birds, particularly flocks of them. In fact, I don't really like teems of anything (ants, spiders, flies or any other creepy-crawlers). Clowns, gnomes and porcelain dolls aren't tops on my list, and I can't stand ventriloquist dummies and nutcrackers (there's something about...

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'Star Wars Rebels' Review: Rebels With A Cause

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 3:57 PM

In case you missed "Spark of Rebellion," the pilot movie for "Star Wars Rebels," then leave this page, go watch it, and come back. Because while "Droids in Distress" is considered the series premiere, it was the movie that set it all up -- we learn all about...

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