Profile of Dave Bartlett

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  • Punching his way through the absurd

    I felt that way about “Robot Chicken,” for example, when the stop-motion, action-figure inspired show began about 10 years ago. Something similar ...

  • Blank slates and second chances

    A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was going to rewatch the 2009 series that lasted two shortened seasons — one I never stuck with when it originally ...

  • Home-grown ‘Orphan Black’ simply great TV

    Strange, as it’s a Canadian show. For me, it doesn’t matter too much because I’ll be in front of my blinking display for its premiere anyway. ...

  • ‘Gotham’ could learn a thing or two from ‘Constantine’

    After calling out “Gotham” following its terrible pilot episode, I didn’t think I’d stick with it for much longer and, after three episodes, I ...

  • Making good progress on my to-watch list

    Back in January, I made a conscious decision, a bit of a New Year’s resolution I suppose, to set aside an hour each day to watch an episode of TV ...

  • Unhealthy competition

    But when the stakes get high and the pressure intensifies, it doesn’t take long for fear of failure or just plain greed to lead to ...

  • Bake a cherry pie and put on the percolator

    If you haven’t heard by now, David Lynch and Mark Frost have both confirmed that the weirdest — and arguably most influential — show over the ...

  • Bouncing the banal

    That sums up how I feel about new crime drama “Forever.”It isn’t unwatchable; in fact it becomes slightly more engaging the more you watch. But ...

  • Mickey and Pete’s amazing adventure

    But that was certainly not the case as the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada” came to an exciting end on Sunday, with Ontario friends ...

  • It’s been a summer of suspense

    With all sorts of new shows on the network horizon, many beginning in the next two weeks, I wanted to get some thoughts on these shows out of the ...