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TV's "Remedy" and the History of Eccentric Canadian Medical Dramas

D.K. Latta | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Whenever assessing a TV show there's the question whether, above and beyond simple professionalism, it brings something new to the table. A fresh perspective. A revisionist idea. And every viewer has something different they prioritize: style, concept, characters. So what does Remedy bring to the TV medical drama?

'Saving Hope' Shaking Things Up For Season 3

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV

Daniel Gillies has plenty of blood on his hands these days. On the Canadian medical drama “Saving Hope,” Gillies plays brilliant orthopedic surgeo...

Why TV Shows Do "Crossover" Episodes

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

A "crossover" is when characters from one series/property appear in an unrelated series/property. In comic books, the "shared universe" idea is so intrinsic, characters regularly guest star in each other's magazines. There are different reasons for doing a TV crossover. The first is just for the fun of it.

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.

You Should Be Watching Hard Rock Medical

D.K. Latta | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

TV Ontario's new medical drama, Hard Rock Medical, hasn't slipped under the public radar entirely. Still, I'm guessing a lot of potential viewers are unaware of it, and those aware of it probably cynically decided to give it a pass, sight unseen. Which is too bad, 'cause it's actually pretty good.

What's To Come On 'Saving Hope'

HuffPost Canada TV | Bryan Cairns | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada TV

On "Saving Hope," Toronto's Hope Zion Hospital is healing both body and soul. On a weekly basis, Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel...

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...

'Saving Hope': More Episodes Of Hospital Drama Ordered

HuffPost Canada TV | Denette Wilford | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada TV

CTV likes "Saving Hope." The network really, really likes it. Fans of the hit Canadian hospital drama received good news this past July when CTV a...