Mike Holmes is a bit of a legend. He’s the renovation expert who has been fixing people’s dilapidated and troubled homes for sixteen years, and over his career he’s starred in numerous shows that showed off what he’s done for people. In the second season of Fox’s Home Free, his role is the teacher, as he helps eleven competitors learn the fundamentals of construction while giving away a home to their personal heroes.
Terry Brooks was one of the first authors I read as a teenager, and between Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold! and The Sword of Shannara, he helped hook me on fantasy. Flash forward a couple of decades and Brooks is a hugely successful best-selling author and an executive producer behind the adaptation of his series, MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles.
Preacher is like nothing you have seen on television. It’s dark and funny, twisted, and it’s a weirdly fun drama …
CBC held their annual Upfront television event this morning in Toronto to announce their new fall and winter schedule, from 2016 into 2017, which features a range of new programming from daytime series to fall primetime, and original digital content.
The Emerson Hotel has a spacious lobby, some charming rooms, and if you know the right route to take, a time machine connected through a few back hallways. Sound intriguing? Well, it is, but it’s not a funky themed hotel in Toronto, it just happens to be the impressive set of 12 Monkeys, and late last year I took a little staycation there for the afternoon, with a quick visit to the all-important Suite 607.
Eleven teams of internet celebrities are facing off in challenges around the world as they compete for a chance at a million dollars in the 28th edition of The Amazing Race. It’s a difficult race that also makes for incredibly watchable television, and unfortunately for Vine stars Cameron and Darius Benson, the brothers were eliminated in Cartagena, Colombia after they just couldn’t catch up from last place.
The Shannara Chronicles is a surprising new series that goes against any expectation I might have had, delivering a story and characters that feel alive and visceral, while maintaining a reality that is something like a Brothers Grimm fairy tale come to modern life.
Hayley Atwell had the fans eating out of the palm of her hand last year when she came to Toronto to talk about Marvel’s Agent Carter. Coming out for the last day of Fan Expo, she talked about the iconic character, the Marvel universe, and even her ongoing love of Dubsmash.
What is utopia worth if it would cost humanity part of its soul? Would an end to war and sickness be worth what could be a terrible price? Arthur C. Clarke’s famed science fiction novel Childhood’s End delves into that idea, and after a long wait, the story has finally arrived in its first television adaptation spanning 3-nights and 6 hours.
We love the holidays. This is that special time of year when television is packed with Christmas movies and holiday specials, and that’s what makes a holiday television schedule one of our favorite things every year.