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  • Getting to know the gang

    But I was a big fan of “How I met Your Mother,” one of the group-of-friends comedy series it spawned, at least during its early seasons. I’m not ...

  • A toast to all things cheesy and camp

    That’s what happened this past week when I took a gamble on an Australian adventure-comedy series from 2012 that borrows heavily from the early ...

  • Holy horrible Batman

    In other words, watching the rest of the pilot last week was a waste of an hour, and I’m not sure I’m willing to give this show much more of my ...

  • 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 ...