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Superheroes fail on television

Last week, NBC unveiled its superhero series The Cape with a two-hour premiere not once, but twice. It’s been promoted for weeks and blanketed four hours in just two nights. But that’s no guarantee of success.

Oh, the horror!

As Halloween slides eerily out of the mist, I’m noticing a different mood this year in the media. Only a handful of programs are ringing in the ghouls and goblins in their own way. Glee is doing a Rocky Horror dress-up.

Local food focus of TV documentary

Recently, the True North Community Co-operative opened in the Bay Street area offering products from local producers.

As the world stops turning

We are, once again, about to bid adieu to a daytime drama. After 54 years, As the World Turns will stop spinning this September. While few have lasted as long as ATWT, I do remember a time when every moment from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Rules of dance

So You Think You Can Dance is in the midst of its seventh season on Fox. Who would have thought it would last this long? I couldn’t believe the general public could compare ballroom to hip-hop and choose an appropriate winner.

Wipeout therapy

Remember as a kid jumping two feet into the deepest mud puddle you could find? Remember the thrill of the perfect cannonball into the pool? These memories are why those who have been exposed to ABC’s Wipeout love it so.

TV on the big screen

This past week saw the release of the much anticipated and heavily promoted Sex and the City 2. As a fan of the TV series and the first movie, I was a little worried about Part Deux. According to the reviews, I had just cause.

Goodbye to Law & Order

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. I knew it was coming and yet, part of me didn’t want to accept it. Still doesn’t. How do you let go? And worse, how do you move on? My shows are ending – some for the season and some forever. And I’m left … bereft.

Death too easy on TV

This past week, I said goodbye to a friend; a dear man who meant a lot to many people. Losing someone, regardless of the warning signs or the time to prepare, is the hardest part of life.

A Golden icon

This Mother’s Day weekend, Betty White is breaking new ground. After being asked three times during her career, the 88-year-old actress is hosting a special Saturday Night Live along with several former SNL cast members of the mom persuasion.