Monday, December 13, 2010

TV, eh? podcast episode 23 - Lethally Sexy and Borderline Sociopathic

Episode 23: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed 

Anthony and Diane start with a discussion on the importance of a good ending to a short series, starting with Rubicon (bad example) and Terriers (good example) then moving on to Intelligence (oh look, a Canadian example on our Canadian TV podcast).

Netflix has more Canadian content ... but it's still pretty underwhelming.

We feel compelled to hate CTV's new one-hour shows just based on the breathless media release: "Please god don't make them suck as badly as this press release makes them sound." But Diane refuses to relinquish the dream that they might be good based on the creative talent behind them: "Don't crush my dreams!" Oh and another Canadian cop show is being filmed for a potentially American audience.

Most asked question on TV,eh? - when will Murdoch Mysteries be back? Finally an answer: season 4 will premiere on March 16 on Citytv.

Anthony gets his rant on about 3D television, after the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. Somehow it turns into a brief discussion about porn's influence on our entertainment technology.

You wanted a top 10 list of the best Canadian TV? You get a top 3 (Diane) and top 5 (Anthony) list of shows we watch voluntarily and Diane gets her rant on about the whiny, PR-impaired Canadian television industry.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

TV, eh? podcast episode 22: Insidious Negative Popular Stereotyping

Episode 22: Listen or download here or subscribe via iTunes or with any other program via the TV, Eh? feed

We've got not one but three special guests this week - A Heartland Christmas guest star Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci's Inquest) joins series stars Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle about the Heartland movie that airs on CBC on December 12.

But first a slightly tipsy Diane Wild and always ornery Anthony Marco discuss the bizarre starring turn of Canadian TV in the WikiLeaks documents, Yule Log gate - where Shaw backs down from plans to charge for the channel - and the disappearance of Montreal from the English TV landscape. Anthony also reflects on the career of beloved  CityTV anchor Mark Dailey.

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