Canadian Tatiana Maslany wins Emmy for best lead actress in a drama

An admittedly shocked Tatiana Maslany took home the Emmy for best lead actress in a drama on Sunday for her multiple roles in the sci-fi series “Orphan Black.” “I should have had this written down,” said the 30-year-old Regina native, who plays several clones with different personalities and accents on the show, after receiving her … [Read more…]

Doyle: Fun Emmy Awards an accurate reflection of the greatness of TV right now

The kids from Netflix’s Stranger Things were cute, cool and adorable. There’s that. The sizzle that surrounded them when they appeared on the red carpet and were interviewed was a testament to the continuing power of contemporary television to seduce everyone. There’s that. But there’s this: The Television Academy and the vast army of people … [Read more…]

John Doyle: Churchill’s Secret shines light on the loveliness of British TV

There is a lot to be said for the calming experience of watching exquisitely made British TV, especially if it’s a period-piece drama. The costumes and the green countryside are fetishized. Actors who savour the dialogue and savour the act of playing important figures in British history are featured. It is all gratifyingly familiar. In … [Read more…]