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Aug. 17th, 2012

Buck up you melancholy Dane

With a long, long, very long hiatus ahead of us until the next season of Teen Wolf, I thought I’d take this opportunity to pimp another series. It’s one of my favourite Canadian shows that – like most of the television I love – has never gotten near the attention it deserves.



Slings & Arrows is the story of the New Burbage Theatre (loosely based on Ontario’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival) and its quest to bring classic theatre to the masses despite financial hurdles, larger-than-life egos, a deceased artistic director who might or might not still be haunting the theatre, and an artistic director who may or may not be completely nutters. It’s one of the funniest shows you’ll ever see (in a wonderfully cynical, snarky way), but alongside the comedy is a genuine emotional intensity that you find rarely enough, and even more rarely of this calibre.