Murdoch Mysteries

Consider This Before You Cheer CBC Cuts

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

When I defend the CBC, it's because I'm defending the idea of Canadian culture and identity and I see the CBC as, for now, a necessary part of that. But when people criticize the CBC, I suspect it's part of a deeper and far more, well, insidious agenda that stretches well beyond public broadcasting.

Saving Mr. Mowat: An Art History Mystery

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

When the opportunity arose to play one of my predecessors in my favourite TV drama, I seized the moment. In the The Ghost of Queen's Park episode of t...

Netflix Canada Brings On The CanCon

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada TV

Bring on the CanCon, Netflix Canada! Netflix Canada announced today that it has extended and expanded its licensing agreement with CBC. The expa...

Naming The Great Moments in Canadian T.V.

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

Recently, there's been some of that recurring soul-searching that occurs in Canadian entertainment. Globe and Mail columnist John Doyle got people talking after penning a piece decrying the mediocrity of Canadian T.V.

'Murdoch Mysteries' Next Season: Everything You Need To Know

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada TV

It's full steam ahead on the set of "Murdoch Mysteries." Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy) are currently on-...

When TV Cop Dramas Re-Invent the Headlines

D.K. Latta | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

When dramas fictionalize events to provide a buffer between them and the reality (and to avoid being sued!) they reshape the events, sometimes deliberately to make whatever "point" they want to make. Are lines crossed? How would the families of those involved feel?

CBC Fall TV 2013-14: Something Old, A Lot Of New

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada TV

Unlike the other Canadian networks, CBC doesn't have to wait to hear what the American nets have picked up, so every year the national broadcaster is ...

'Murdoch Mysteries' Is Back

HuffPost Canada TV | Stefani Forster | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada TV

"Murdoch Mysteries" fans rejoice: CBC has announced the show will be back for a seventh season. Since making its debut on City in 2008, the turn-of...

Canadian Television:Why Does the Programming Bother Everyone But Us?

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Canadian TV, like Canadian society, has long oscillated between American standards...and European mores. There seems to be this weird eagerness to promote the myth that Canadian TV (and by inference, Canada) is bland and conservative in comparison to American TV.

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 ...

Entertainment is Education

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The media reaction to the Hollywood film, Argo -- depicting when Canadians in Iran provided a haven for American diplomats -- has subtly started to di...

Shooting Blanks on the Sitcom "Seed"

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

I like to blog about pop culture -- specifically (though not exclusively) Canadian film & TV. Ideally, I should write about one particular theme...the...

Annette Bourdeau

'Murdoch Mysteries': 10 Things To Know For Season 6 | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada TV

Everybody's favourite Canadian old-timey crime show, "Murdoch Mysteries," is back for a sixth season. This time around, you'll have to tune your dial ...

Role Playing With Stephen Harper

Mike Anderson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada
Mike Anderson

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to appear on Murdoch Mysteries today, so I am offering myself to be Mr. Harper's agent. I'm the Ari Gold of Parliament Hill and as the fall television season is approaching, my assistant Lloyd and I have landed some very major roles for him.

Yes, That's Stephen Harper On Murdoch Mysteries

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he sought a cameo in the Victorian-era detective series "Murdoch Mysteries" because...