Tag Archives: Package Deal


Vancouver’s timey-wimey Continuum, starring Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster and Eric Knudsen, and whydunit crime drama Motive, starring Kristen Lehman and Louis Ferreira, are up for Best Dramatic Series at the Canadian Screen Awards tonight, along with Toronto-filmed Remedy and past winner and this year’s favourite Orphan Black and Montreal-shot 19-2. Vancouver’s third big homegrown series Arctic Air wasn’t [...]

FINALE: Sitcom PACKAGE DEAL Season 2 Finale Tonight on City With Back to Back Episodes

Do older brothers Sheldon (Harland Williams) and Ryan (Jay Malone) finally succeed in breaking up baby brother Danny (Randal Edwards)’s romance with Kim (Julia Voth), aka the woman-who-came-between-them, on tonight’s Package Deal season two finale on City? Spoiler alert: I know what happens because I sat in the live studio audience in Burnaby for the [...]

BIG READ: Vancouver Sitcom PACKAGE DEAL’s Season 2 Premiere This Friday Night

Published September 11, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. How many of you hurt yourselves laughing at standup comic Harland Williams’s antics at a Burnaby live-taping of Package Deal’s second season? You’ll get a chance to see how those laughs for Williams and the rest of Package Deal’s all-Canadian cast translate to the screen when season [...]

WEEK: June 9-15, 2014

Sunday, June 15th – Continuum 3×12 Dying Minutes airs on Showcase in Canada. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and John Doe (Ryan Robbins) put an end to the Freelancers; first timeline Alec (Erik Knudsen) is rescued from the Freelancer gulag.  Sonja (Lexa Doig) meets with Travis (Roger Cross), gets herself arrested and blows herself up along with [...]

WEEK: May 26 – June 1, 2014

Sunday, June 1st – Leo Awards gala dinner at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Leo for Best Dramatic Series goes to Continuum. Team Simon Barry on stage. Motive‘s Kristin Lehman accepts co-star Louis Ferreira’s Leo for Best Lead Performance. And Leo for Best Motion Picture goes to the little film that could Down River. Sunday, June [...]

LEO AWARDS: Gala Night With Hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton & Christopher Heyerdahl

Published June 5, 2014 on Vancouver is Awesome. What a difference a year makes in the BC Film industry. 2013 got off to such a dismal start that it spawned a mood of doom and the Save BC Film movement or as the Leo Awards Gala hosts Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton and Christopher Heyerdahl put [...]

LEO AWARDS: Night Two With Host Beverley Elliott

Beverley Elliott, best-known as Granny on Once Upon a Time, is a force of nature. She dominated Night Two of the Leo Awards or “hump celebration” night, as she called it. The woman tells jokes, has anecdotes about famous actors she’s worked with like Henry Winkler and came armed with a Top Ten List of 10 worst things [...]

WEEK: May 12-18, 2014

Sunday, May 18th – Godzilla is a monster hit with a sequel underway after US$103 million international opening weekend, the biggest opening of 2014 so far, and a US$93-million North American opening weekend to total almost US$200 million. The locally-filmed blockbuster (downtown Vancouver, Nanaimo, Steveston, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby) stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth [...]

WEEK: May 5-11, 2014

Sunday, May 11th – Two-hour Once Upon a Time season finale (Snow Drifts and There’s No Place Like Home) airs on ABC and CTV. Zelena (Rebecca Mader)’s time portal places Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) in the enchanted forest in the past, where they must be careful not to alter anything as they search [...]

WEEK: April 28 – May 4

Sunday, May 4th – Continuum 3×07 Waning Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) crash lands her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive in order to survive. Ben Cotton guest stars on episode filmed mainly in Squamish. Sunday, May 4th – Once Upon a [...]

WEEK: April 21-27, 2014

Sunday, April 27th – Once Upon a Time 3×19 A Curious Thing airs on ABC and CTV. Zelena/Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader) threatens Henry (Jared Gilmore)’s life if Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) doesn’t kiss Emma (Jennifer Morrison) which would drain her magical powers. The Charmings (Josh Dallas & Ginnifer Goodwin) search for the fairy tale book to retrieve [...]