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TV Thursday: New drama Black Box centres on bipolar brain surgeon

Posted April 24, 2014 by Alex Strachan

The new, um, “cutting-edge” medical thriller Black Box is one of those high-concept dramas that — like Believe, Crisis, Hostages, Betrayal and, more successfully, The Blacklist — has a simple premise. In this one, Flight actress Kelly Reilly plays Dr. […]

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Supernatural Shows What Happens If You Live With Monsters Too Long

Posted April 23, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Supernatural Shows What Happens If You Live With Monsters Too Long

Last night’s Supernatural included one emblematic moment of Dean Winchester badassery that is bound to be immortalized in GIFs and T-shirts forever. “Look at me, Bitch!” And yet, the show also used that moment to talk about how Dean is becoming a monster. Something that happens when you spend too much time around them.

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How Can You Tell If A Spinoff Series Will Succeed — Or Fail?

Posted April 23, 2014 by Ria Misra

Spinoffs can vary pretty wildly in quality, from shows that are good enough to stand all on their own to shows that make even their predecessors unwatchable by association. But what are some of the signs that help you figure out which kind you’re gett…

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John Malkovich Goes Full Insane Pirate King in Crossbones

Posted April 23, 2014 by Meredith Woerner

Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC’s new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.Read more…

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Agents of SHIELD’s Ward Is So Much Better Now That He’s Being Himself

Posted April 23, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Who would have thought that Grant Ward would become my favorite character on Agents of SHIELD? Really. And all it took was one surprising reveal. Last night’s episode was a nifty thriller, in which we discovered that monsters who know they’re monsters…

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What’s Your Favorite Comedy Episode Of A Dramatic TV Show?

Posted April 23, 2014 by Anonymous

Just about every dramatic series has its funny moments. But every so often, the writers decide to lighten up a bit, and write an entire comedic episode. Usually, this works best when the show has been on for a while, and we’re comfortable enough with t…

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The Supernatural Spin-Off Bloodlines Looks Ridiculous

Posted April 23, 2014 by Rob Bricken

And it’s obviously a Supernatural spin-off, so that’s really saying something. Three words: Organized monster crime.Read more…

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‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies after paragliding accident

Posted April 23, 2014 by Anonymous

‘Bachelorette’ hopeful Eric Hill dead

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Struggling for citizen control of Community TV in Montreal

Posted April 22, 2014 by meagan perry
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The modern cable industry is not community-TV friendly, so a not-for-profit is proposing to take over community TV from Videotron.

A a not-for-profit organization is proposing to the CRTC that it, instead of Videotron, should manage community TV in Montreal. Videotron is one of Canada’s four big cable and telecommunications companies. The Steering Committee for an Independent Community TV Channel (ICTV) for Montreal says that Videotron’s existing MAtv-branded ‘community channel’ fails to meet the conditions of its CRTC licence to “reflect the official languages, ethnic and Aboriginal composition of the community.”  The group’s complaint also argues that MAtv airs no programs made by the general public, and offers virtually no training in media production skills to the public.

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We Got it! The Big TV Deal is Signed

Posted April 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Dave and I are excited to announce that we will be joining Dancing with the Stars Season 19. It’s a dream come true for us to join one of our favourite shows and to split up ThePlanetD team for a bit and compete against one another! As many of you may know, we are huge fans of the show. Whenever we’re home, we tune in with our laptops open to tweet about our thoughts and weigh in on the judges [...]

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Seed Heats Up Thursday Nights (Plus A Chance To Win A Trip to L.A.!)

Posted March 20, 2014 by Loukia

After the children go to bed, I love to catch up with my husband over a glass of wine, read a good book, or watch one of my favourite shows on television. I stopped watching shows that completely depressed me last year. Shows like Grey’s Anatomy? No more. I could only handle so much heartache, you know? Action packed shows, like Breaking Bad, I can handle—and love. I also love a show that can make me laugh. Shows like Seinfeld, Friends, Modern Family and City’s original comedy, Seed. This show is funny, and it’s back—you can catch a brand-new episode on City TV tonight at 9:30 p.m.

There are laughs every week as you get to know and follow the lives of three very different families, who are united—whether they like it or not—by Harry, their formerly anonymous… sperm donor. Yes, you read that correctly—it’s quite the show, packed with hilarious moments that’ll make you laugh.

Still need more convincing that you should start watching Seed, if you’re not watching yet? Seed was voted Canada’s number one comedy by TV Guide in 2013, and was ranked number two in TV Guide Canada’s best shows in 2013. Pretty impressive, right? It’s basically Canada’s Modern Family.

Also? You could win a trip to L.A. to meet Harry! I’d love to get away to L.A. right about now. You can enter the contest here, and here. It’s that simple.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post. All views and opinions are my own.

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The Blacklist

Posted March 14, 2014 by Loukia

I love great television. My favourite shows include House of Cards, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Blacklist. I love shows that keep you watching and wanting more, shows that keep you on the edge of your seat, and deliver non-stop suspense and action—shows like The Blacklist. 

If you’re not already watching The Blacklist, on Global, you should start—as soon as possible! Seriously, take my word for it—you will love it. (And guys… I’m never wrong!)

The Blacklist is about Raymond Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. He mysteriously turns himself in and offers information on everyone he has ever worked with before, under one condition—that he only works with a new FBI agent, Elizabeth “Liz” Keen, played by Megan Boone.

Raymond Reddington is played by James Spader, who has been in Sex, Lies, and Videotapes, Crash, Secretary, and other great movies. Of course, I know him best as Steff from Pretty In Pink, a movie I’ve see over a hundred times.

Are you looking forward to watching The Blacklist? I’m excited for a brand-new episode on March 17th!

I’ve also got a great giveaway for fans of The Blacklist—if you’d like to win a t-shirt and mug, just leave me a comment below. (One person will win the mug and t-shirt, and I have three additional t-shirts to give away, too—good luck!)

Happy TV watching!

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post. All views and opinions about The Blacklist are my own. 

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A flimsy House of Cards, and the question of quality TV

Posted January 19, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

Distinguishing the signifiers of great TV from actually great TV

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All Mediterranean islands do not look alike

Posted November 14, 2013 by Darren

I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…

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