The real question people are starting to ask: why pay for a lot of channels with so many commercials? CBC, which is now mostly funded by taxpayers, and any other network with a business model that can eliminate or at least reduce ads, can flourish in this new environment. That is, by giving viewers what they really want, programs, not commercials.
If the CBC has indeed fired an employee for private behaviour in the bedroom then Ghomeshi deserves the entire 50 million dollar settlement and those who made the decision at the CBC should immediately resign. If, on the other hand, there is a legitimate victim of a crime who is driven into hiding because people like a radio host, it will be a great miscarriage of justice by the Canadian public.
"Canada's Worst Driver" is a maddening and alarming hour of television, but he makes it enjoyable and fun to watch. And, hey, aside from being completely entertained, you'll also come out of it feeling much better about your own driving -- unless you're one of those horrible ones.
Women everywhere are sexually assaulted by men in power. Many don't bother to speak up because of reactions and consequences like this: Ghomeshi is a man in power and he is also well liked and well known. Chances are, he will be almost universally believed, while she will be accused of lying to get something from him. The majority of women speak up because they want justice. And right now, we don't know what the real story is -- but as someone who never spoke up when a man in power put me through hell, for a variety of reasons, I believe her until further notice.
Through the trials and tribulations of the '90s, mankind learned that bleached tips, chain wallets, ponytails tied back with scrunchies, middle parts, and entertainment from out of a VHS player with our Walkman CD players just within arm's reach was no way to live.
"Wasn't he gay?" That's what people often ask me when they learn that I'm working on a book about Fred Rogers -- the beloved creator, writer, and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I've come to believe that the question, however intended, reveals just as much about the questioners as it does about Rogers.
I have a few fears. I don't like birds, particularly flocks of them. Also eyes. 'Constantine' is a freaky-deaky eyeball extravaganza, which made it tough to watch. If you're cool with that kind of thing, then 'Constantine' is the show for you. If you're like me, why not join me from behind my couch cushion? That's where I'll be watching for the rest of the season.
I will not even try to expound on the construction of this episode and how well they brought back Kate Burton, fit in the flashbacks, and made me feel sympathy for Meredith again. When was the last time you really felt for her, or like her?
Despite some minor issues, and a major golden chatterbox, "Star Wars Rebels" continues to be something everyone should watch.
Oh, The Good Wife, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Tambor may be the headliner, but he is surrounded by an amazing cast. And it's the way they adjust to the news and come to terms with their own identity issues that makes this series so watchable. The character development is masterful and the performances are, in a word, real.
What is Oppo Research, you ask? It's all the dirty, nasty things an opponent will dig up on you to sue against you in a campaign, as poor, saint Alicia finds out this week.
"Food Truck Face Off" takes food shows a bit further. Viewers will see exactly how and why a food truck comes about, its humble beginnings, its inspiration, and how some dreams are turned into realities. Try it. You'll like it. In fact, I bet you'll dig in for seconds.
On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.
CBC programming may be known as family-friendly with a dash of feel-good on Sunday nights but a new show on Monday is about to shake that image up. It's time to get acquainted with "Strange Empire".