Radio & Television

A CARTT.CA ORIGINAL: The few, the powerful, the TV critics — and their fall picks

OTTAWA - Cheers for the upswing in scripted dramas, cheers for the downturn in reality, scorn for the plague of ‘amber alert’ series and Lost imitators, howls for the once-mighty sitcom: it’s the sounds of Canadian TV critics previewing the fall fare. But before reviewing the previews, it’s worth noting how hard it is to find a decent cross-provincial cross-section of English-language TV critics in this country – and it’s even harder to get certain of them to talk about their 2005-06 picks and pans outside their own newspapers. Media concentration, such as CanWest Global’s 2000 purchase of the National...