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.
"Continuum" fans, your wish has come true! In an "ET Canada" sit-down interview on Monday night, "Continuum" star Rachel
"Continuum"'s Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) may finally be out of time. A law enforcement agent in corporate-dominated 2077
** NOTE: Some Small Spoilers Ahead! ** Canada's favourite time-travelling sci-fi adventure is back! That's right -- "Continuum
It's been a long eight months since Season 2 of "Continuum" came to a close, but finally, new episodes of the sci-fi sensation
Sometimes identifying "Canadian" productions gets down to what you want to believe. I know people who will identify a co-production as "American" if they like it, and dismiss it as "Canadian" if they don't. Who knows what the future holds for Canadian genre TV? Maybe on the horizon is a Canadian genre series that isn't just grudgingly set in Canada, but unapologetically so.
Since fantasy/science fiction and Canadian film/TV are two things I think about way too much, pull up a big chair for two to cozy up in, and let's look at where this combo has been, where it's at -- and where it could go, should go, or is going.
Orphan Black is about clones and conspiracies. Part of the series' appeal is doubtless its gimmick. The twinning process -- wherein an actor plays opposite himself -- has been around for decades, but Orphan Black does it better than almost anything before. Even when the clones hand each other glasses you forget special effects are involved!
Canadian series have a history of pretending they're set in America. Where they are supposed to be set -- well, that's a fascinating topic. In recent years we've also seen what could be called the "soft" Canadian setting. Series which admit they are set in Canada but in a way that a lot of viewers probably wouldn't pick up on.
"Continuum" fans, rejoice: the hugely popular sci-fi show about a foxy cop from the future is back this weekend with Season