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Canadian TV Has Been Feminist for Decades

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.

A Post-Mortem for TV's <em>Remedy</em>

I was mulling over writing again about the TV medical drama, Remedy -- when it was announced that Remedy has been cancelled! So maybe that gives an (unfortunate) impetus to my post, as well as allowin...
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Canadian History is Going Hollywood

It's great to see storytellers embracing Canadian culture as grist for daring spies, gun-totting cowgals and sweeping epics. But when even professional journalists have never heard of spy schools or know much about early black history, it gives you an idea of how much damage has been done by generations of Canadian film and TV makers cravenly setting stories in "Generica" -- and how much farther there is to go.