The Canadian Screen Awards Red Carpet

The Canadian Screen Awards were last weekend, and Sue and I had a great time catching up with friends, and new folk alike. Below is the collection of interviews we garnered on the red carpet. Check it out!

The Mind Reels Visits the CBC

Last week, Sue Maynard and I were invited to attend the CBC 2017 – 2018 Season Preview. We knew it would be a chance to catch up with some good friends, and perhaps make some new ones. Arriving at 250 Front St West here in Toronto, we checked in and immediately were able to catch…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E10 – Murdoch In Ragtime

  After it’s mid-winter break, Murdoch Mysteries returned this week with a script by Carol Hay, and direction by Harvey Crossland. It seems there’s a bit of a new musical craze sneaking its way into Toronto despite the efforts of those who would fight to keep our souls pure, like Miss Hamilton (Helen Johns). The…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E09 – A Midnight Train to Kingston

  This week’s episode of Murdoch Mysteries ventures into darker territory, at least as far as this season so far is concerned. Micheal Seater returns as the devious and nefarious James Gillies in a tense piece scripted by Peter Mitchell and Paul Aitken. Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) Crabtree (Jonny Harris), Ogden (Helene Joy)…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E08 – Republic of Murdoch

  Showrunner Peter Mitchell co-wrote tonight’s episode with Paul Aitken and it saw a bit of a crossover between two of Canada’s most successful mystery programs, and saw the naming of Newfoundland (not New FOUND land) rum as Screech, the creation of scrabble, and gave George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) a chance to shine as the…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E07 – Loch Ness Murdoch

  Michelle Ricco penned this week’s enjoyable episode of Murdoch Mysteries (wait til you see her interview with us on Smithee.TV!). It takes one of the subjects I`ve always been fascinated, cryptozoology, specifically, lake monsters. There have long been rumors of monsters inhabiting not only Canadian lakes, but lakes around the world, the most famous…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E04 & S07E05

  Sometimes the days just get away from me, and I fall behind on the things I need to watch because things get so busy, so I was quite happy to settle in and catch up on the most recent episodes of the wonderfully entertaining Murdoch Mysteries! First up is Murdoch of the Living Dead….

The Mind Reels Visits Murdoch Mysteries

  It was a sweltering July day, the 15th to be exact, when Sue and I disembarked from our bus in what felt like the middle of nowhere. And even then there was a walk through more nowhere, and down an unsuspecting road, until we stumbled ont our destination for the day. From the front, this rather…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E02 – Tour De Murdoch

  Tonight Season 7 of Murdoch Mysteries continues with this enjoyable episode, that as always entertained, made me laugh, and captivated. Inspector Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is testing out some augmentations he’s made to his bicycle by entering a local race, that features some professional cyclists including Major Taylor (Defiance’s Dewshane Williams).  Barely has the race…

Murdoch Mysteries S07E01 – Murdoch Ahoy

  The CBC is proud to see the return of celebrated Canadian detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) in the season 7 opener this evening. In typical Murdoch style we see a wonderful blending of elements forming a highly enjoyable season opener, as Murdoch, Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), and Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy) board the S.S….

Fan Expo Day 3

Saturday is undeniably the busiest day of the week at Expo, all those people who couldn’t get Thursday and Friday off work, and all those folks coming in on day passes flood in. The place was full, but for Sue and I, and the fact that the convention is spread over two buildings, it didn’t…