Introducing… Castle!

Castle (CTV – Canada / ABC – US) What is it? This crime dramedy follows the adventures of prosperous mystery novelist Richard Castle, suffering from writer’s block after completing a major book series. Looking for a new character to pique his interest, he finds himself assisting Detective Kate Beckett on a series of murders similar … Continue reading

Introducing… Sam Rinkledink!

Having been a television addict since she was old enough to watch Sesame Street, Sam is now in her third year of Radio & Television Arts and is following at least 10 shows that are currently on the air. Sam can always find time to fit a show into her schedule, as she voraciously eats … Continue reading

Introducing… Fringe

Fringe (Citytv – Canada / FOX – US) What is it? This sci-fi cop series follows FBI agent Olivia Dunham, the very much mad Dr. Walter Bishop and his handler/son Peter Bishop as they investigate weird events and science experiments gone wrong. (SPOILERS BELOW)

Introducing…NBC’s Comedy Night Done Right

What is it?: Comedy Night Done Right is a heavy-hitting lineup of NBC’s best comedy offerings, airing every Thursday starting at 8pm. It’s an hour and a half of hilarity that turns every Thursday into feel-like-a-small-child-on-Christmas day. What’s the lineup?: Community airs at 8pm, Followed by 30 Rock at 8:30pm and ending with The Office … Continue reading

Living in Your Car, “Chapter 1” (1.01)

“Okay, here’s the thing. Nobody said you couldn’t bend the rules to make money. Actually, they said the opposite: They said ‘think outside the box’.” – Steve Unger The series premiere of HBO Canada‘s new original series, Living in Your Car, written by George F. Walker, Dani Romain and Joseph Kay, and directed by David … Continue reading


Every week, The Signal will be offering up a Friday Roundup: a collection of mini-reviews, TV news, interesting links and varying television-related thoughts that weren’t big enough to merit a full post on their own. In this inaugural edition, Editor-in-Chief Robert Lackie will lead the charge on this premiere edition, with the rest of the … Continue reading

SEASON REVIEW: Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Season 1

Secret Diary of a Call Girl is a British half-hour series that just finished up airing its third season (or third ‘series’ in common British parlance). It stars Billie Piper as Hannah Baxter, a young woman who works as a high-class call girl under the name Belle de Jour. Part sex comedy, part educational tour … Continue reading

Introducing… Jessica Finch!

As a way to let you get to know each of our contributors off the bat, we’ll be posting a little bit about each of us and our television preferences over the next week or so. Enjoy! ~ R. Lackie, ed. A television enthusiast with a flair for journalism, Jessica Finch plans to bring her own … Continue reading

Introducing… Doctor Who

Doctor Who (BBC One – UK / Space – Canada / BBC America – US) What is it? : This long-standing (and I do mean long) British series follows the adventures of a time-traveling alien known as The Doctor and his companions as they travel in a time machine, know as the TARDIS, that resembles … Continue reading

PRE-REVIEW: Party Down, “Jackal Onassis Backstage Party” (2.01)

Party Down Season 2 Cast

Cast: Martin Starr as Roman, Ryan Hansen as Kyle, Lizzy Caplan as Casey, Adam Scott as Henry, Megan Mullally as Lydia and Ken Marino as Ron. Last year, one of the quiet frontrunners for best new comedy, if only to the critics who got a chance to see it, was Party Down, a comedy with Veronica … Continue reading