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Commies even Reagan could love

Posted April 20, 2014 by Jaime Weinman

The Americans is a rare beast: a political show that pleases both right and left

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TV Sunday: The Bible is back, in full, in time for Easter Sunday (with video)

Posted April 20, 2014 by Alex Strachan

TV has changed. The days when the networks trotted out the obligatory Easter Sunday reshowing of Cecil B. Demille’s 1956 torch-’n’-togas epic The Ten Commandments — complete with Charlton Heston shouting, “Let my people go!” – will no longer do. […]

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TV Saturday: Orphan Black’s clone class is back in session (with video)

Posted April 19, 2014 by Alex Strachan

Clone class is back in session, but this time there won’t be a test afterwards. Orphan Black, the inventive, homegrown sci-fi parable about cloning, scientific conspiracy, mistaken identity and morality, may sound intimidating to the casual, first-time viewer, but it’s […]

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​Everyone’s Gone Baby Crazy In The Season’s Best Grimm

Posted April 12, 2014 by Rob Bricken

Wow. Who knew how good this show could be when it skipped the standard Wesen-’o-the-week storylines, focused solely on the season’s biggest storyarc, and brought all its players together for one purpose? Well, I think we all did, actually. Read more…

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Murder Makes The World Go Round, On Continuum

Posted April 12, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Poor Kiera. Not only is she digging herself a deeper and deeper hole with her time-travel and history-changing, but she also keeps facing the worst dilemma of all: What to do with an inconvenient dead body. Only this time around on Continuum, it’s rea…

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Syfy Turns James S.A. Corey’s Expanse Into “Game Of Thrones In Space”

Posted April 11, 2014 by Charlie Jane Anders

Syfy Turns James S.A. Corey's Expanse Into "Game Of Thrones In Space"

Yes, please. Syfy has given a direct-to-series order to The Expanse, a new show based on James S.A. Corey’s acclaimed space-opera novels, with the first season comprising 10 episodes. And they’re describing it as “Game of Thrones in space.” This is everything we’ve wanted from Syfy for years.

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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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