But that's an interesting aspect of these Canadian series: not only are there still male-led series (like Murdoch Mysteries) but there are plenty of good male roles in these female-led series. There's far more gender balance in casting than a lot of the traditional male-led series.
This winter, I was invited to travel to Africa with World Vision. It was a chance that I couldn't pass up. I had just turned 30 and had been through many things which had changed my life. I wanted to do more to focus on others, to help, and to widen my vision of this world.
Things are getting downright freaky in Season 2 of "Bitten." HuffPost Canada visited the Toronto set in October 2014, and the day's shoot takes place in a fortified compound, complete with ominous con...
"Bitten" fans, you won't have long to wait before you can sink your teeth into some new episodes of your favourite werewolf drama. Yes, Space Channel has announced that the Laura Vandervoort show will...
Every Canadian knows it's true: our homegrown TV has a horrible reputation, both here and abroad. The first things that pop into people's minds are snow, period pieces, and low production values -- ha...
In recent years there has been a slight, but noteworthy, incursion of Canadian TV series onto American TV. Cable series like Bitten and Orphan Black and even primetime network programs like Rookie Blue and Motive. But there has been grumbling about these and other shows.
Sharpen those fangs, "Bitten" fans! There will be more to sink your canines into very shortly. Space Channel has announced a Season 2 order of the sexy, high-octane thriller "Bitten," Space’s most-wat...
If there's a Canadian queen of science-fiction TV, it's probably Laura Vandervoort. From her beginnings on "Smallville" to her current role as Elena on the werewolf hit show "Bitten," Vandervoort has...
Sometimes identifying "Canadian" productions gets down to what you want to believe. I know people who will identify a co-production as "American" if they like it, and dismiss it as "Canadian" if they don't. Who knows what the future holds for Canadian genre TV? Maybe on the horizon is a Canadian genre series that isn't just grudgingly set in Canada, but unapologetically so.
Since fantasy/science fiction and Canadian film/TV are two things I think about way too much, pull up a big chair for two to cozy up in, and let's look at where this combo has been, where it's at -- and where it could go, should go, or is going.
Elena Michaels craves a normal existence. A Toronto resident with a thriving career, sensitive boyfriend and close friends, she seems to be right on track with that goal. There's just one monstrous pi...
If you've had your fill with all things vampire-related, perhaps it's time to sink your teeth into "Bitten". The werewolf-drama is making its way to Canada via the Space Channel and set to air on Jan...
Captain Canuck was the first Canadian super hero since the 1940s. And he's the Grand Old Man compared to later characters like Northguard or the American-published Vindicator/Guardian (or whatever he/she's called these days) of Alpha Flight. And this Canada Day, he returns in his very own web series.
Canadian series have a history of pretending they're set in America. Where they are supposed to be set -- well, that's a fascinating topic. In recent years we've also seen what could be called the "soft" Canadian setting. Series which admit they are set in Canada but in a way that a lot of viewers probably wouldn't pick up on.