Young Drunk Punk is not just one of the best comedies in Canada, it is one of the best comedies on TV.
If comic book dorks have their way in CBC’s ComedyCoup, the hilarious Super Legal will be here to save us from self-serious superhero TV.
Navigating the waters of new TV can be a tad daunting. To help you, here's the first part of our new TV recommendations series, featuring Elena's top picks.
We talk to the Canadian-born actor about playing Bat Masterson in Murdoch Mysteries and Trevor in Grand Theft Auto V.
We take a look inside CBC's new show Strange Empire and why it can be a game changer to the public broadcaster's image.
To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.
Dork Shelf talks to filmmaker John Kastner about his latest effort, NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (debuting on CBC Doc Zone this Thursday), and the hot button issue of people accused of violent crime, but who are unable to stand trial for mental health reasons.
In the 53rd season opener of CBC's The Nature of Things, narrator David Suzuki take a look at how one incredibly irritating and annoying species of fish could become devastating for the Great Lakes. How annoying and dangerous are these fish? Well, at one point you'll see a man actually punch one of them.
This week on video store shelves, Phil Brown stays home with Jeff, Who Lives at Home before developing Wanderlust, while Andrew Parker heads out west to deal with zombies in Exit Humanity and Christian Slater in Dawn Rider before returning home to wreck the place with Project X Also, a few words about the now cancelled Canadian cult series Being Erica and the intriguing family documentary My Reincarnation.
In this (mostly) television-related episode Jeff and Will are joined by the Shelf's resident TV dorks Kathleen Corrigan and Ian MacIntyre, as well as TV critic Kat Angus of Dose.ca's excellent TV Casualty Podcast. The group discusses their favourite returning shows, shows they are looking forward to in 2011, the state of television in Canada, and even find time to challenge one another to ridiculously obscure TV trivia.
We're back this week with another podcast. Jeff, Will, and Lucas discuss how they go about deciding to purchase video games, the role of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and advertising in creating Canadian shows and making it difficult for Canadians to watch foreign shows, and Hercule Poirot—supercop.