Let's ruminate on the variety of Canadian personalities displayed in that 40-odd minutes. Truly, this is a cross-section of eccentric folks.
We've seen these characters hundreds of times before: the crazy, intimidating boss, the office oddball, the normal, sarcastic guy -- but that doesn't make "Spun Out" bad or not worth watching. On the contrary, it definitely has witty, winsome moments; just not a ton of originality.
When Kimmel invited Ford to appear as a guest on his talk show, sharing the bill with Gonzo from Sesame Street, most of us knew that nothing good was going to come of this. But what actually transpired was, in my view, unbelievably awful -- more so than I could have imagined. By now, we all understand that Rob Ford is a sick man, in any number of ways. His various addictive behaviours, from food, to alcohol, to lying and yes, perhaps to crack, appear to not even begin to crumble the façade of a man who desperately needs help with some pretty clear physical and mental health issues. And Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed of himself.
What's not so nice? Having to wait for said person you love in order to watch the rest of the fully-released season. Here are the worst things for me about watching a show with my beloved.
We reached peak side-eye / From the women and viewers. / Yup, he's still the worst.
It's been one year since we bid adieu to HBO's wonderful "Enlightened." Now is a better time than ever for Netflix to revive the short-lived dramedy.
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?
We all better get it together, because it feels like The Americans has found its rhythm and a fair share of drama. Directorate S might be exposed, Paige is getting a little nosy, and Beeman is way over his head.
The separation that no one thought would actually happen but is somehow still a thing is at the heart of Parenthood's post-Olympics return.
Well, "Lost Girl," you totally ripped my heart out with "Dark Horse." Heck, I'd even say you stomped all over it with Kenzi-style stilettos.
I was looking forward to the Christian Slater/Steve Zahn series from Kyle Killen, who was also at the helm of "Lone Star" and "Awake." Unfortunately, the only thing "Mind Games" has in common with those two shows is that it's going to get cancelled.
Holy Mother Russia, you need to be watching "The Americans."
But the truth about dating on "The Bachelor," as in life, is that often the person you spend a few fun hours under a waterfall with is not the person you want to build a life with. And at a certain point, the wrong date just becomes infuriatingly annoying.
Unlike other predictable hospital dramas, "Remedy" is anything but, making it like nothing else on TV right now. It's unique, fun and entertaining, and makes for an enthralling hour of television.
What about the refineries? What do they mean?
Season 4's two-hour finale, with its gorgeous gowns and magical ball and arrival of some very special American guests, has surely restored faith again in our beloved British series.