Kelly Bedard

Sunday’s night’s season nine finale was the final episode of Shameless starring Emmy Rossum. Fiona’s open-ended exit leaves room for a return- for a holiday episode a few seasons away, maybe even a longer arc if the show runs long enough without her (Cameron Monaghan will be rejoining the cast for season ten after taking […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the release of The Affair season four on DVD, Paramount Home Entertainment has given us a copy to give away to one lucky reader. For your chance to win, follow us on Twitter and tweet us your favourite non-Affair project from the extensive resumes of the show’s four main stars- Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is a yearly event that brings together professional screenwriters from across Canada and the US for a weekend of networking, workshops and lectures covering topics from “Maximizing Your Software with Final Draft” to “The ‘Unlikeable’ Female Protagonist” to “Breaking into Video Game Writing”. Founded by Canadian super-agent Glenn Cockburn, the […]

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the Complete Series of Showtime’s gothic horror Penny Dreadful, Paramount Home Entertainment has given us a copy to give away to one lucky reader. For your chance to win, follow us on Twitter and tweet us the title of your favourite episode of the series. Contest closes on Friday, March […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution. Click Here to read about the film releases. Billions (Season One) I was really into this well-cast thriller about big money people, at least at first. It made the cut to score multiple MyTV Award nominations in the acting categories and […]

  Kelly Bedard

“True Love” is a sporadic feature in which I tell you about things in pop culture of which I’m an unabashed fan, whether it’s an embarrassing thing to admit or not. Love is how we all felt about Parks & Recreation, True Love is maintaining that Super Fun Night was the most interesting new sitcom […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. The Movies Everybody Wants Some– I was shocked by how much I loved this slice-of-life period comedy by Richard Linklater. A charming boy ensemble of baseball players during the first week of college in 1980 with one of the year’s […]

  Saiya Floyd

Is it better for a show to announce it’s ending as far in as advance as it can so fans have time to come to terms with their impending loss? Or should a show employ a rip-the-bandage-off kind of approach when it comes to series finales? Penny Dreadful decided to blindside viewers, not announcing the […]

In the past two weeks, Penny Dreadful had one of its strongest episodes to date, and one of its weakest ones. “A Blade of Grass” was pure artistry, while “This World is Our Hell” was, well…not. To be fair, “A Blade of Grass” set the bar so high, whatever followed was almost sure to disappoint. […]

  Saiya Floyd

After the dramatic reveal at the end of last week’s “Predators Far and Near”, you could be forgiven for thinking Penny Dreadful might take it easy this week. There were some parts that plodded along, but overall, it was another strong episode, with another shocking ending. (Spoilers ahead) The slowest part of the episode was […]

  Saiya Floyd

Penny Dreadful is back, and it was worth the wait. The first two episodes of Season 3 expanded the show’s universe with new locations, and teased of new horrors to be explored. (Spoilers ahead). Ethan’s storyline is probably the best example of expanding the show’s world. He is being escorted by Inspector Rusk through the […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser Nah, who needs standup on DVD? This is Netflix’s game, everyone else should get out of it. Also, Daniel Tosh, can we please be done with him? Episodes (Fourth Season) The penultimate season of this […]

  Kelly Bedard

The first few months of the new year are the best. The temperature drops below -40°, the ice makes dog walking nearly impossible, and the best holiday is again almost a full year away, but it’s all good because it’s the Best TV Season. For 13 or so weeks in the dead of winter, my […]

  Kelly Bedard

After two episodes, Showtime’s Billions is on just as steady ground creatively as it is commercially (the premiere put up the biggest cross-platform debut numbers the pay channel has ever earned). The scripts are razor sharp, the execution top-notch, and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s partnership with finance journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin has paid major […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and more!.  TV Tut Spike TV’s three-part miniseries starring the great Ben Kingsley is epic and pulpy and mildly historically useful, so it’s pretty much everything you ever wanted from something called “Tut”. Special features on the DVD include a look […]

  Kelly Bedard

Two shows hit TV this year that had a lot to say about Millenials. Both of these shows have creators and lead characters who reside firmly in Generation X, they just have thoughts and feelings about the younger folk that they really needed to share. The more annoying of the two is Happyish, a whiney […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution. Selma (May 5) If you’re going to buy a movie on DVD (and I understand why you wouldn’t), this is the one to get. The Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack is pricey ($39.99; a better deal than the bare-bones DVD at 29.99) […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a great year of TV. It was a massively terrible year for network TV with few new hits and tons of stupid cancellations (6 shows on this list have already been cancelled or are in their final season) but it was still a great year of TV because, while the executives were making […]

  Kelly Bedard

Netflix be damned, this month alone I raced through the first season of Game of Thrones, the third season of Mad Men and the fifth season of The Good Wife, all on the great and sadly dying medium of TV on DVD (Netflix, by the way, only has one of those three things available in […]

  Kelly Bedard

Showtime’s new drama The Affair is compellingly elusive. At the end of the first hour, not only do we not know why the principal characters are being interrogated, we don’t know where we are, when we are, and, despite having seen the same flashback action play out twice over the course of one episode, we […]

  Kelly Bedard

In the spirit of keeping my favourite things alive, here is another edition of the TV on DVD series. I come at this particular item in the series somewhat ironically, having just spent an entire day of my life (literally an entire day, with one two-hour break for sushi) consuming Hannibal on Netflix. But the fact […]

  Tim Collins

Masters of Sex returned with its second season premiere. I’ll admit that when it first aired, I was worried it was merely a fluff show trying to capitalize on the “era drama” popularized by Mad Men. Not being a fan of Mad Men, I gave the show a reluctant gander and was pleasantly drawn in. […]

  Kelly Bedard

TV on DVD is one of my favourite things. Long before Netflix, it revolutionized the way we consume television and, for the first time ever, made it possible for a show to be remembered (or even discovered) long after it was canceled (most likely by FOX). At least half of all hardcore Whedon fans seem […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

The greatest thing about Shameless is that the first three minutes of the show are edgier than anything else on television right now. Instead of the typical “Last time on…” Shameless sasses its viewers for not being around last week, and after a review of the clips it plays the theme song. Now, if you […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve been saying for years that Shameless is one of the best series currently on TV. And that stars Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White, in particular, are doing can’t-miss work. They’re both past My TV Award winners and nominees again for 2013 but it’s Shameless‘ currently airing 2014 season that you’re going to need […]

  Brock Swinson

Over the past few episodes, Dexter fans have been forced to ride a range of emotions. While a roller coaster of heart-pumping reactions are expected from a series finale, the problem with Dexter’s final season is that most of the emotions are from lacking plot points and cringing storylines. “Remember the Monsters?” premiered on September […]