What life is like for U.S. actors working in Vancouver’s booming TV industry

As the title meta-human superhero on television’s The Flash, Grant Gustin runs around his beloved Central City at hundreds of kilometres an hour, protecting the innocent and punishing the misguided. But when Gustin takes off the suit and slows down, he lives in Vancouver with his fellow cast members of the series, which has been … [Read more…]

What is out of luck? Canadians are no longer able to be contestants on Jeopardy

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, a famous Canadian, apparently won’t be seeing many of his countrymen on the popular game show for the foreseeable future. The show says Canadians were precluded from taking last month’s online test — which is a pipeline for “Jeopardy!” contestants — because of a change in that country’s online privacy laws. … [Read more…]

John Doyle: Better Call Saul is back and brilliantly, beautifully slow – savour it

In the catalogue of spirit-sapping jobs, being the manager of a Cinnabon bakery at a mall in Omaha, Neb., must rank as especially dullness-inducing. No offence to managers of mall bakeries, but that’s the way it’s seen by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. In Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.), their slow-burning prequel to Breaking … [Read more…]