Profile of Dave Bartlett

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  • The long-term whodunit

    The show was cancelled twice by AMC, first after its 10-episode second season. However, the show got a reprieve when Fox Television studios, ...

  • ‘Puppets Who Kill’ still alive south of the border

    It was, admittedly, an impulse buy, even though I remember many a late night channel-surfing expedition ending with the ridiculous show about a ...

  • Let the raiding continue

    I was a huge fan of the first season, but its finale led me to believe that the war between Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his brother Rollo ...

  • Drawing comedy from a sense of place

    When CTV started running the sitcom “Corner Gas,” set in the fictional town of Dog River, Sask., we had a memorable discussion about Canadian TV. ...

  • The binge-prevention program, Part 2

    After Christmas, you may remember, I started an experiment to try and recapture the build of suspense that is supposed to be inherent in a series ...

  • Send in the clones

    I’m constantly checking out new TV shows and rewatching old one’s, in an attempt to keep this column fresh, so when I tell you this is the third ...

  • All hail the antihero

    Even though Spader is the antagonist of “The Blacklist,” rather than the protagonist, the award was for Best Actor in a Television Series. The ...

  • Telepathy, teleportation and telekinesis

    I also noted that I’m getting a little tired of all the superhero shows and movies that have popped up during the last decade or so. I like comic ...

  • This year’s Canadian fare holds up to its American cousins

    Both the CTV drama “Played” and the CityTV sitcom “Package Deal” are as good as anything coming from the networks south of the border. Some ...

  • High-paced action, little realism

    Most were far more forgiving of it than I. The most common word used to describe the show was “fun.” I stand by my assessment, but I will use fun ...