Motive

Who Said Americans Are Denied Work in Canadian Film Productions?

D.K. Latta | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

A big difference between casting in American and Canadian productions is this: when a Hollywood production casts a Canadian it's in spite of the fact that the actor is Canadian. Yet often when Canadian productions import American actors, they do so because the filmmakers were told they had to have an American lead.

Rick Mele

Lauren Holly Is 'Spicing' Things Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Rick Mele | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada TV

It might seem odd considering her job description as the resident medical examiner on "Motive," but Lauren Holly's Dr. Betty Rogers is actually the li...

'Motive' Switches Gears Again For Season 2

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada TV

There's no mystery surrounding why viewers are captivated by "Motive." Starring Kristin Lehman as Detective Angie Flynn, the TV drama put an unconvent...

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.

Canadians Have Culture Too!

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Culture, simply, is your life. So what's "national" culture? Culture is all around you. From bilingual cereal boxes to "Canadian Tire" money. I love American pop culture, but I champion the idea of Canadians recognizing they have a place at the table, too.

When Canadians Are Ashamed to Be Canadian

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

There are so many Canadians living in Los Angeles that Hollywood is cheekily referred to as the fourth largest Canadian city. Yet Canadians are almost never depicted in American movies and TV shows. Except when they are.

'Motive' Gets A Second Season

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada TV

Some people may have dismissed CTV drama "Motive" as a gimmicky detective TV show, but the naysayers can now be silenced; not only has the show been p...

Why You Should Be Watching 'Bomb Girls'

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Part of the strength of it is the fact that it seems un-selfconscious and unapologetic about its Canadian setting. It isn't like the writers are struggling to cram in some awkward Canadianism just to say they could...but because they're trying to be true to these characters and their world.

From Wojeck to Flashpoint: The CanCon Roots of TV's Motive

D.K. Latta | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

With Canadian TV, it's rare for people to say: "Hey -- you know what this reminds me of?" But one can see Canadian influences watching the new crime drama Motive. Maybe part of the key to having a pop culture is admitting there was a culture before you took the stage.

TV Drinking Game: Filmed in Canada, But Set in America

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A recurring gripe of mine is how many Canadian movies and TV shows slavishly pretend they aren't Canadian -- such as by disguising Toronto as New York or as a generic "Anytown, North America." So how to best test this idea...and have fun at the same time? Let's make a drinking game out of Canadian references!

Chris Jancelewicz

Kristin Lehman: 'Motive' Not Your Typical Cop Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada TV

In this era of muddled motivations and heart-wrenching public shootings, an unconventional cop show like "Motive" is a welcome change from the ordinar...

Chris Jancelewicz

Lauren Holly Talks 'Motive,' Moving To Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada TV

Remember not too long ago, when Americans unhappy with the way their election was going threatened to move to Canada for a better life? Well, American...