Flashpoint

Who Says Americans Won't Watch Foreign TV Shows?

D.K. Latta | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

It's a nice theory to embrace for those outside of the U.S. as it reinforces a vision of Americans as insular and frightened of the world when other nations' TV schedules are often a little more pluralistic. It also means that when non-American productions fail in the U.S. market it can be blamed on American xenophobia, as opposed to any weakness in the production itself.

CTV's Crime-Drama Played is Worth Betting On

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

There was a time when you could declare a Canadian TV season if two series were airing around the same time. And a "hit" season if people had actually heard of one of them. And then along comes Played -- CTV's crime-drama about undercover cops that premieres Thursday, Oct. 3rd. Here's the best part: it's actually quite good.

Could Orphan Black Have Been a Game-Changer?

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Orphan Black is about clones and conspiracies. Part of the series' appeal is doubtless its gimmick. The twinning process -- wherein an actor plays opposite himself -- has been around for decades, but Orphan Black does it better than almost anything before. Even when the clones hand each other glasses you forget special effects are involved!

Courage and Cowardice in Canadian TV

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

At heart, every story has probably been told, so it's in the details it's kept fresh. When Canadian filmmakers refuse to set their productions in Canada, they are basically announcing: "We have no intention of doing anything fresh with this material." If the creators aren't willing to fight for something as rudimentary as the setting, can we really expect them to fight for other things? Is the fact that so many of these filmmakers are unwilling to set their stories explicitly in Canada part of the reason why there are so few Canadian series and movies fronted by non-white actors? 'Cause that might be a fight with executives, too.

Headstones: Angry Rockers Happy To Be Back

HuffPost Canada Music | Ken Kelley | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Music

In the 20 years since the release of their platinum-selling debut album "Picture Of Health," Canadian rock band the Headstones have seen the highs and...

Controversy and The Canadian Screen Awards

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The Oscars are over but don't return your tuxes yet, because next up is...The Canadian Screen Awards. Hip, hip...huh. Canada desperately wants its ...

Annette Bourdeau

2012 Canadian TV: The Best And Worst Moments Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada TV

Canadian TV shows certainly made their mark in 2012, for better or for worse. Homegrown favourites like "Continuum," "Lost Girl," "Bomb Girls" and "Re...

'Flashpoint' Goes Out With a Bang

Denette Wilford | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

Well, you have to give it to the cast and crew of 'Flashpoint' -- they saved the best for last. 'Keep the Peace: Part 1' was already enough to blow our minds, but the intensity, drama and emotion in the second part -- the series' 75th episode -- is cranked up a couple dozen more notches.

'Flashpoint': Everything You Need To Know About Cop Drama's Final Season

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada TV

It's extreme crisis mode on the set of Canada's beloved police drama, "Flashpoint." On location at the Toronto International Marina, a frazzled man na...

Gemini Nominations Announced

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The Toronto-set cop series "Flashpoint" and Jason Priestley's edgy dark comedy "Call Me Fitz" lead the nominees for Canada's top television ...